July 15th, 2008
Here’s the perfect hoodie for lounging around on a Saturday afternoon–or heading out to a picnic with friends.$98 at J Crew.
Entry Filed under: $50-$100, Men, Men's Fashion
Emily | July 15th, 2008 at 8:06 am
I have to continue the comment left under the entry for the men’s linen cardigan. My boyfriend’s handling of clothes consists of a dirty pile on one side of the floor and a dirty but could be worn again pile on the other side with a laundry basket of clean in the middle. He washes everything in a single load, hangs nothing to dry, irons nothing. Buying him a 100 dollar cashmere hoodie to wear while lounging around is not an option. I think you need to be more realistic in what men are willing to wear and what girlfriends are willing to suggest they buy. Yes I agree all men should have some staple pieces, of high quality, in their closets but what man wears a cashmere hoodie to watch a football game or play video games all afternoon?
Trisha | July 15th, 2008 at 9:05 am
While they’re certainly not for everyone, there are some men that do wear these cashmere hoodies. The cashmere hoodie is a casual-yet-sophisticated piece that might not fit in the wardrobe of a 20-something guy (but could if he wants to ) but cleanly fits into the wardrobe of a man that’s somewhat older.
What kinds of clothes do you think your boyfriend would wear? We’re always looking for feedback about what kinds of clothes and accessories our readers would find most useful
Thanks for your comment, Emily!
John | July 15th, 2008 at 1:16 pm
You also have to consider the value. J. Crew cashmere is very most undervalued (read: you get a lot for what you pay) because they use cashmere from Loro Piano, makers of arguably the finest cashmere sweaters money can buy.
The reason why J. Crew costs $100 and Loro Piano can range into the thousands for a single sweater is that J. Crew is both designer and retailer, whereas Loro Piano has a seperate designer and retailer.
In other words, J. Crew will buy the cashmere from the mill, make the sweater, mark it up, then sell it to customers. Loro Piano will buy the cashmere, the designer will make the sweater, mark it up and sell it to the retail store, then the retail store will mark it up again and sell it out to customers.
J. Crew does the same thing for its Thomas Mason line of shirts (Thomas Mason makes cotton for high end designers such as bespoke Brioni) and a line of leather shoes (they used the same leather that Prada and Gucci uses) in a past season. This is one reason why we love J. Crew here at Omiru.
Of course, name brand has some to do with it to, but the aforementioned supply chain is a major factor.
If you consider this, one could argue that $100 for this particular hoodie is a very good buy.
John | July 15th, 2008 at 1:18 pm
Woops sorry for the careless typo! It should read “…is very much undervalued”
Hoody | March 9th, 2009 at 1:20 pm
Cashmere hoodies? Nice! Not sure if these types of hoodies would appeal to the 14 year old hoodie wearers that hang around on street corners drinking and looking menacing…
Orban Bence | January 30th, 2011 at 10:10 pm
I had exactly this one on my closet.. Haha.. actually I’m using it once a week. Based on my experience in using it, these cashmere hoodie is one of the perfect clothing to wear and it is fashionable to look especially when you add a little bit more touch on it. My craze for cashmere sweaters is endless and i will never regret in buying them. I first knew about these sweater at http://lyndseybattle.com/tips-in-purchasing-cashmere-sweater/ and for me these is truly the best wear for all ages.
Samuel | September 7th, 2013 at 3:02 pm
Are you going to come out with a zipper-less cashmere hoodie? I have been looking for one for the longest time, and I love the J Crew style.
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