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That's what I was talking about: you need something lighter for when the temperature is 10-15C.
Yup. A lighter weight cashmere or merino. I dislike cotton jumpers. I think the only one I have around is a RRL crewneck. Haven't worn it in eons.
 

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thanks. I was interested because 4-ply cashmere is new to me and it is warm. It was -1 C this morning and I wore it over a 200 gsm merino for chores and it was toasty. For me, this is a mid layer that compete with light down and synthetic insulation. Not as warm as the Dachstein by a big stretch. Two and 3-ply are outfit components and not mid layers.

I use 4 ply cashmere in the warmer Spring months when the nights get cold. Works really well.

On cold 10 C days a 6 ply cashmere skivvy with 6 ply cashmere cardigan with a merino thermal underlay is not enough.
 

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Some nice little gems available on ebay right now.

Turnbull & Asser 6 ply cashmere

$700.00 and probably worth the money. Been looking for such a thick skivvy for ages, and l know they are rare as hens teeth and won't come cheap.
Turnbull & Asser 6 ply cashmere 1.jpg

A rare multi ply Hermes made-in-Scotland 8-12 ply cashmere crewneck.

Almost 2 pounds in weight and probably worth the $1,300 they are asking for it, but would much prefer something in the 3 pound range for me to be tempted.
Hermes scotland - 8 - 12 ply cashmere 1.jpg Hermes scotland - 8 - 12 ply cashmere 2.jpg

My 10 ply cashmere Malo cableknit gets lots of wear. Great jumper with no pilling. I think it might be heavier than the Hermes above.
 

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I live in EU. I would like to purchase a Dachstein quality sweater . Do you suggest me any retailers . Heratex seems to be good option because locates in EU otherwise Sweaterchalet locates in USA but I would have custom taxes so any other options for EU?
 

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hi first post here. i just acquired this polo cashmere by ballantyne. i read all the posts and first time i see a label "sport heritage edition" it's a 60,70 or 80 or after 2012 ?
 

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it is also the colour the label that identifies the age of the jumper. black label is 90s if i remember correctly.

60 is blue and 70/80 is red.
 

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it is also the colour the label that identifies the age of the jumper. black label is 90s if i remember correctly.

60 is blue and 70/80 is red.
the blue dragon is 70 i think but there is no mention of heritage usually and not sure multi-language label is use in this period. So i'm confused. that's why i post here because there is a lot of ballantyne specialist like The Shooman The Shooman
 

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the blue dragon is 70 i think but there is no mention of heritage usually and not sure multi-language label is use in this period. So i'm confused. that's why i post here because there is a lot of ballantyne specialist like The Shooman The Shooman


Red dragon = 1960s
Blue dragon = 1970s
No dragon = 1980s
Blue Dragon heritage edition = 2007
 
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