Overall: 4.4 / 5 based on 233 reviews
201 of 233 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Very Versatile -
By: Hobyah from South Florida
This is a perfect light-weight choice for Florida. I love the sea mist green color. I wish the neck opening were smaller so that it fit higher on the neck, but I will order this in another color.
Good fit -
What makes this sweater desirable is that it comes in petite sizes. When I tried it on it did not disappoint. The long sleeves stop at the wrist, not at the fingertips as all regular sized long-sleeved sweaters do. Thank you for carrying a sweater in proportioned sizes that work for shorter figures.
A little disappointed -
Not as soft or as pink as I had hoped for...more coral than I had hoped but it still is a nice sweater...just not what I expected for the price.
Classic Crewneck -
By: Catwisperer from Berkeley, CA
This sweater is flattering and of a classic style. I generally wear a small or medium petite and this sweater fits perfectly in a small petite. I took off one star because I wish it were a bit thicker.
This is a very nice sweater. Soft and roomy. Sleeves are too long, but otherwise it'sgreat.
most disappointng repurchase -
By: pasally from palo alto california
I have bought countless of these sweaters through the years. Truly, countless because I wear them all winter and in my climate they are so perfect to wear every day. Or were. There is no question that the new ones are not made as well. The fabric is just that much thinner., I bought three (returned) because they were longer and did not have the great fit they did before. This is a gigantic disappointment. I have always thought Orvis quality was terrific but this makes me wonder if that will continue. This is first time I have ever written a review anywhere but felt compelled because I miss my beloved sweaters.
By: karlin from Dallas, TX
This sweather seems a little expensive, but worth the cost since it does not require taking it to be dry cleaned. I purchased two of these sweaters last year and bought two more this year. It wears beautifully, feels good and has a great fit. Runs true to size.
not as happpy -
By: owlet from Eastern Tennessee
This is the third time I have purchased this item, over several years. I have always loved it. The weight is perfect for 3 season wear. This time, the yarn felt as if it was lighter - a 2 ply rather than a 3 ply? I will see what the wear/laundry effect is as time goes on. I hope this favorite hasn't been cheapened.
|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 fiber is collected annually, during the spring molting 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 fiber a year.
The Timeless Appear 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 women’s cashmere sweaters. They are a great value, combining the ultimate in luxury with winter warmth and practicality – a wonderful gift for your friends, family, or yourself.