Overall: 4.8 / 5 based on 53 reviews
51 of 53 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Want to look professional? -
You will feel good, look good, and keep warm in this cool looking cashmere sweater.
By: SEC45 from TX
Top 500 Contributor
Warm,soft, comfortable. And stylish. What more could you ask for?
Great value -
By: Amit from Montreal, Quebec Canada
The fit and quality are excellent while size runs true. Additionally, the sweater seems to be robust.
Cashmere Really is a wonderful thing! -
By: Imperialbullelk from Estes Park, CO
The relationship between the promotional pic and the actual product was "true" and reinforced the confidence we have in ordering on-line. Aggressive return policy helps dispel our concerns as well. Lastly the logistics of shipping, time of arrival and tracking worked just as advertised.
Very nice. Received many complements when wearing it. Comfortable and fits well.
Great customer service. -
By: NYCdeirdre from New York, New york
I love Orvis and have shopped both on-line and in their NYC stores for over 20 years. I have never been disappointed and my husband adores the clothes. Perfect fits and amazing quality. Truly classic!
Best Valentines gift ever -
By: audri1 from Bugtussle, OK
Top 500 Contributor
Purchased for valentines gift. He refuses to take it off. The fit is true to size, excellent quality cashmere and stitching. Looks fantastic with jeans and boots or slacks.
Item not as pictured -
By: mickeycpa from Fishers, IN
Top 1000 Contributor
I was disappointed with this sweater. Mine looked nothing like the picture, so I returned it.
Favorite Sweater -
By: MJHOH from Reynoldsburg, OH
Warm and not heavy. Fits perfect even on my XXL executive cut fraame
exceeded expectations! -
have admired this sweater for a couple of seasons. the physical object is totally satisfying, colors are great, comfort and "hand" are luxurious and workmanship is world class. it's very gratifying (and all too rare to have a piece of goods exceed one's expectations
|Cashmere: the fabric of kings|
The ancient fabric of choice for a royal family
Once again, we have Asia to thank for a prized textile. Cashmere is named for the Kashmir goats that inhabit the Himalayas and the mountainous regions of Central Asia that surround the Gobi desert. The harsh, extreme climate of the high desert plateaus are just right for producing the downy undercoat needed to make cashmere yarn. Cashmere was known to the Western world in ancient Roman times and it was the fabric of choice for Tibet’s royal family for centuries. Today, about 60% of the world’s cashmere, or approximately 3,000 tons, comes from Tibet and China.
A gift from the Gobi
The coat of a Kashmir goat consists of a coarse outer coat, sometimes referred to as guard hair, and the fine downy undercoat, which is used to make cashmere yarn. The goats grow this ultra-soft, insulating inner layer for protection from the wild drops in temperature at night in the mountains and plateaus. This superior fibre is collected annually, during the spring moulting season, when the animals naturally shed their winter wool. It is traditionally removed with a comb and separated by hand. Each goat produces a mere four to six ounces of downy fibre a year.
The timeless appeal of cashmere
As a knit, cashmere is lightweight and exceptionally warm. The yarn has a soft, silky finish and can be easily dyed. Like silk, cashmere’s exotic origins and sublime softness are timelessly appealing. Orvis is proud to bring you these handsome cashmere jumpers. They are a great value, combining the ultimate in luxury with winter warmth and practicality – a wonderful gift for your friends, family, or yourself.