Thursday, December 20, 2012

Colombo Cashmere of Italy

In the cashmere wars there are really only two contenders.  Sure most cashmere fibers come from one region as we have posted before but the manner in which the fibers are processed and how they feel and look is another story altogether.

Scotland as we have posted before is king when it comes to processing the fibers and the finished product.  In fact mention "cashmere" to someone and the first thing that comes to mind is Scotland and Scottish Cashmere.  However if there could be two kings on one throne, then Italy and its Italian Cashmere would definitely be the second, if not a simultaneous wearer of the cashmere crown.

We sell both kinds at but there are differences between the two.

Cashmere is known for its softness and warmth.  There is nothing softer than Scottish cashmere.  touch our Alex Begg and You will know what I mean.  However in some ways I personally find the Scottish stuff a little fluffy.  I like my cashmere a little more firm and in that way the Colombo Cashmere wins.  It starts firm but with use softens and I like that. 

Both have a certain finishing that is evident only on high quality cashmere which we will try to picture tomorrow so you know what I mean and both are incredibly warm.

Which do you prefer, soft or more firm?  Let us know!

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