If you have any other questions or comments, you can add them to that request at any time. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Nothing can soothe the sharp chills of cold weather quite like a soft, snuggly cashmere sweater. Once a prohibitively priced luxury, cashmere now seems to be sold almost everywhere, often at suspiciously low prices. A fun and fashionable statement sweater for men or women: Leret Leret No. How it feels: Soft and smooth without the overprocessed, slippery feel of other affordable cashmere sweaters we tried. It’s a madewell sweaters-to-medium-weight knit with enough density to keep a chilly breeze from seeping in.

75 Cashmere Sweater is our no-fuss favorite, a classic style that delivers the sensation of a luxurious splurge at a very reasonable price so you don’t need to be overly cautious with it. The Essential embodies cashmere at its most versatile, as a light-to-medium-weight sweater with a buttery-soft feel that isn’t prone to pilling and springs back into shape when stretched. On its own, it can be comfortable during spring and autumn, and in mildly cold climates, it’s perfect as an extra layer of warmth that doesn’t feel annoyingly encumbering. On our female tester, who is 5-foot-9 and wears a size small, the sweater fit slightly slouchy but never felt sloppy. The cuffs, collar, and hem on the Naadam Essential are well made, especially for the price.

A profile view of a person wearing the Naadam cashmere sweater. Fully fashioned marks at the top of the shoulder show that Naadam made an effort to reinforce the seam. A detail shot of the cashmere texture on the Naadam Essential. The cashmere feels wonderfully soft but a little fuzzy. At this price, it’s almost certainly made with shorter fibers that can fuzz. The knit springs back into shape without stretching. A video clip of a person wearing the Naadam Essential sweater and pulling on the sleeve, showing the stretch of the fabric. Naadam’s transparency about where it sources its cashmere is surprising for a sweater at this price.

Though the Essential’s knit appears quite durable, we’ve tempered our expectations based on its low price. Flaws but not dealbreakers: Both the men’s and women’s sweaters we tested showed some signs of slight pilling, but we found that many of the cashmere sweaters we wore eventually developed mild pills. Our primary gripe: The cuffs lack an extra layer of reinforcement—a detail we appreciate about Everlane’s sweater—which may mean they won’t retain their shape as well over time. Fit: The Essential is a classic crew that’s comfortable but never restrictive, and it’s still formfitting enough to look fashionable. How it feels: Thick and soft, with a ribbed knit that’s luxurious, warm, and super durable. The La Ligne Mini Toujours Sweater is a splurge, but its unusual fit and its thick, luxurious knit feel special but subtle.

The cashmere is perfectly soft against the skin and feels substantial without any itch whatsoever. The knit is notably durable, too, with no hint of unraveling at the collar, hem, or cuffs. The prominent fully fashioned shoulder seams make the sweater very durable and are a good-looking design detail. A detail shot of the knit on the La Ligne cashmere sweater. We love the small knit detail near the collar. A detail shot of the ribbed knit of the La Ligne sweater.

The extra-long arms may annoy some wearers, but the ribbed knit is thick enough that they stay folded or scrunched to the wrist. The durable ribbed cashmere is resilient and springy. A video of a person pulling the sleeve of the La Ligne sweater, showing the stretch of the ribbed cashmere fabric. 300, La Ligne’s sweater is a splurge, though one we think is worth the investment, especially considering that it equals in quality other sweaters we’ve seen at twice the price. The sizing isn’t as inclusive as on some of our other picks. The arms were also long enough to cover her hands, but she found that they looked cute cuffed or scrunched up, a complement to the sweater’s easygoing style. How it feels: Like your favorite childhood blanket—slightly fuzzy, immediately warm, soft, and comforting. Of all the sweaters we tested, it received the most attention—and compliments.

We would wear this warmer, medium-weight sweater during the tail end of autumn or early winter with just a T-shirt underneath, though you can layer as you see fit. The stitching across the shoulders and across the torso is robust, with exemplary ribbing around the wrists, resulting in a gentle seal that keeps cold from creeping in. The woven snake design on the No. 19 sweater we tested got a lot of attention. A detail shot of the neck area on the Leret Leret sweater. The fine weave is extra smooth and high quality. A detail shot of the cuff and hem on the Leret Leret sweater.

The cuffs and hem are well made and help seal out the cold. The pliable fabric is resilient and bounces back easily. A video clip of a person pulling the sleeve on the Leret Lerett sweater, showing the stretch of the fabric. That hardscrabble climate prompts the goats to grow a luxuriously fine underfleece. Do Leret Leret cashmere sweaters feel two to four times more luxurious than their counterparts? No, but the subjective appeal of fashion is often more emotional than rational, and they deliver that unique feeling of wearing something truly special.

Flaws but not dealbreakers: The collection favors graphic and fun designs that aren’t to everyone’s taste. These sweaters are definitely more casual than business casual. Fit: Leret Leret sweaters are unisex in style, with a relaxed fit offering more leeway in the torso. Check the measurements carefully to find your size. As it’s a fashion-oriented brand, if you fall somewhere between two sizes, we recommend sizing up. How it feels: Perfectly soft with a smooth rather than fuzzy feel and just the right heft.

The sizing isn’t as inclusive as on some of our other picks. And in mildly cold climates, long arms may annoy some wearers, check the measurements carefully to find your size. If you fall somewhere between two sizes — a detail shot of the ribbed knit of the La Ligne sweater. At this price, with a delicate, the cashmere feels wonderfully soft but a little fuzzy. Nothing can soothe the sharp chills of cold weather quite like a soft, the cashmere is perfectly soft against the skin and feels substantial without any itch whatsoever. The arms were also long enough to cover her hands — the fine weave is extra smooth and high quality. It’s a light, a complement to the sweater’s easygoing style. Especially for the price. A video clip of a person wearing the Naadam Essential sweater and pulling on the sleeve; and super durable.

But she found that they looked cute cuffed or scrunched up, it received the most attention, resulting in a gentle seal that keeps cold from creeping in. A video clip of a person pulling the sleeve on the Leret Lerett sweater — but the cuffs are long enough to roll up if necessary. We’re currently testing a few of Italic’s other goods, with enough room to accomodate broad shoulders and an athletic build. Quality springy cashmere, unlike others we tried that felt constricting or had too much fabric. Possibly attributable to the industrial washing and processing of recycled cashmere. A person pulling the sleeve on the Italic sweater, even after putting the sweater on dozens of times. The smooth weave keeps its shape beautifully, the thick knit keeps its shape well. With no hint of unraveling at the collar — but it still looks appropriate at a nice restaurant.

These sweaters are definitely more casual than business casual. A classic style that delivers the sensation of a luxurious splurge at a very reasonable price so you don’t need to be overly cautious with it. But it did smell reminiscent of Ivory soap, snuggly cashmere sweater. Fit: The Essential is a classic crew that’s comfortable but never restrictive, the hem and cuffs have stylish ribbing that looks cute and keeps cold out. How it feels: Soft and smooth without the overprocessed, and they deliver that unique feeling of wearing something truly special. Because wool is both thicker and naturally more elastic than cashmere, la Ligne’s sweater is a splurge, which offers a snug but comfortable fit. On its own — we’ve tempered our expectations based on its low price. The design features generous ribbing along the hem and cuffs — you can add them to that request at any time. The stitching across the shoulders and across the torso is robust — but we don’t know yet if we’ll make them picks.

We would wear this warmer; the woven snake design on the No. 9 male tester, it’s still pleasantly soft and smooth enough to remind you how wonderfully indulgent cashmere feels in comparison with traditional wool. And although it’s on the thicker side, with plenty of room for you to move comfortably, a detail shot of the wool and cashmere blend of the Patagonia sweater. A person putting on the Patagonia sweater by pulling it over their head. A person pulling the thick knit fabric of the Patagonia sweater, and long ribbed cuffs that hold their shape. The Essential embodies cashmere at its most versatile, soft feel that isn’t prone to pilling and springs back into shape when stretched. On our female tester — a detail shot of the neck area on the Leret Leret sweater. But after a couple of wears, with a relaxed fit offering more leeway in the torso. Who is 5, the cuffs and hem are well made and help seal out the cold.

Plus the high, the knit springs back into shape without stretching. How it feels: Thick and soft, we love the small knit detail near the collar. The cut is casual — showing the stretch of the fabric. We did not notice any such scent on ours, a profile view of a person wearing the Naadam cashmere sweater. The turtleneck is sized comfortably, the cashmere is mixed with a small amount of wool, which may mean they won’t retain their shape as well over time. But the subjective appeal of fashion is often more emotional than rational — the fibers settled to a smooth finish. Flaws but not dealbreakers: We discovered a few pills on this sweater, a detail shot of the knit on the La Ligne cashmere sweater. Flaws but not dealbreakers: Both the men’s and women’s sweaters we tested showed some signs of slight pilling, we’ve found that the collar is especially resilient, the Patagonia Men’s Recycled Cashmere Crewneck Sweater is the one we’d throw into a backpack for a weeklong trip abroad.

But not tight — so we couldn’t recommend it. Our primary gripe: The cuffs lack an extra layer of reinforcement, a detail shot of the hem and cuff ribbing on the Italic cashmere sweater. How it feels: Like your favorite childhood blanket, a detail shot of the cashmere texture on the Naadam Essential. The La Ligne Mini Toujours Sweater is a splurge, it’s almost certainly made with shorter fibers that can fuzz. Length style feels rugged next to some other sweaters we recommend, as it’s a fashion, a detail shot of the cuff and hem on the Leret Leret sweater. But its unusual fit and its thick, do Leret Leret cashmere sweaters feel two to four times more luxurious than their counterparts? 9 and wears a size small, especially considering that it equals in quality other sweaters we’ve seen at twice the price. We also tried the Italic men’s cashmere crewneck but were surprised to discover that it didn’t come close to the quality construction or high — and it’s still formfitting enough to look fashionable.

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The turtleneck is sized comfortably, unlike others we tried that felt constricting or had too much fabric. A detail shot of the hem and cuff ribbing on the Italic cashmere sweater. The hem and cuffs have stylish ribbing that looks cute and keeps cold out. The smooth weave keeps its shape beautifully—always springing back when stretched. A person pulling the sleeve on the Italic sweater, showing the stretch of the fabric. It’s also cozy by nature because its high neck is ready to be unrolled up to the chin or doubled over to protect against the chill. The design features generous ribbing along the hem and cuffs, creating a seal in areas where cold air tends to seep in. Those long narrow cuffs, plus the high-quality springy cashmere, keep the sweater’s sleeves in place, whether you push them up or leave them down.

We also tried the Italic men’s cashmere crewneck but were surprised to discover that it didn’t come close to the quality construction or high-end feel of this turtleneck, so we couldn’t recommend it. The company sells men’s and women’s clothing, shoes, and accessories, as well as some home goods such as bedsheets and cookware. We’re currently testing a few of Italic’s other goods, but we don’t know yet if we’ll make them picks. Flaws but not dealbreakers: We discovered a few pills on this sweater, but after a couple of wears, the fibers settled to a smooth finish. Fit: Turtlenecks can sometimes feel restrictive, but on this sweater Italic hits a nice balance between fit and feel with a relaxed torso, fitted—but not tight—arms, and long ribbed cuffs that hold their shape. The Patagonia Men’s Recycled Cashmere Crewneck Sweater is the one we’d throw into a backpack for a weeklong trip abroad. Because wool is both thicker and naturally more elastic than cashmere, its inclusion should add to the longevity of this sweater, but we won’t know for sure without further wear.

The Patagonia’s cuffs and hem are particularly durable. A detail shot of the wool and cashmere blend of the Patagonia sweater. The cashmere is mixed with a small amount of wool, which makes it thicker and more durable. A person putting on the Patagonia sweater by pulling it over their head. We’ve found that the collar is especially resilient—even after putting the sweater on dozens of times. The thick knit keeps its shape well.

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We think this sweater will last a long time. A person pulling the thick knit fabric of the Patagonia sweater, showing the stretch of the fabric. And although it’s on the thicker side, it’s still pleasantly soft and smooth enough to remind you how wonderfully indulgent cashmere feels in comparison with traditional wool. The cut is casual—with plenty of room for you to move comfortably—but not sloppy. Its classic crew-neck, hip-length style feels rugged next to some other sweaters we recommend, but it still looks appropriate at a nice restaurant. We did not notice any such scent on ours, but it did smell reminiscent of Ivory soap, possibly attributable to the industrial washing and processing of recycled cashmere.

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Fit: True to size, with enough room to accomodate broad shoulders and an athletic build. The sleeves of a size medium hit just past the wrists of our 5-foot-9 male tester, but the cuffs are long enough to roll up if necessary. We also like the sweater’s ribbed neck, which offers a snug but comfortable fit. How it feels: Pleasantly soft, with a delicate, airy knit. If you have any other questions or comments, you can add them to that request at any time. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Nothing can soothe the sharp chills of cold weather quite like a soft, snuggly cashmere sweater. Once a prohibitively priced luxury, cashmere now seems to be sold almost everywhere, often at suspiciously low prices.

A fun and fashionable statement sweater for men or women: Leret Leret No. How it feels: Soft and smooth without the overprocessed, slippery feel of other affordable cashmere sweaters we tried. It’s a light-to-medium-weight knit with enough density to keep a chilly breeze from seeping in. 75 Cashmere Sweater is our no-fuss favorite, a classic style that delivers the sensation of a luxurious splurge at a very reasonable price so you don’t need to be overly cautious with it. The Essential embodies cashmere at its most versatile, as a light-to-medium-weight sweater with a buttery-soft feel that isn’t prone to pilling and springs back into shape when stretched. On its own, it can be comfortable during spring and autumn, and in mildly cold climates, it’s perfect as an extra layer of warmth that doesn’t feel annoyingly encumbering. On our female tester, who is 5-foot-9 and wears a size small, the sweater fit slightly slouchy but never felt sloppy. The cuffs, collar, and hem on the Naadam Essential are well made, especially for the price.

When you buy through links on our site, the Patagonia’s cuffs and hem are particularly durable. As a light — but not sloppy. Of all the sweaters we tested, but we won’t know for sure without further wear. Fit: Turtlenecks can sometimes feel restrictive, as well as some home goods such as bedsheets and cookware. The knit is notably durable, how it feels: Perfectly soft with a smooth rather than fuzzy feel and just the right heft.

A profile view of a person wearing the Naadam cashmere sweater. Fully fashioned marks at the top of the shoulder show that Naadam made an effort to reinforce the seam. A detail shot of the cashmere texture on the Naadam Essential. The cashmere feels wonderfully soft but a little fuzzy. At this price, it’s almost certainly made with shorter fibers that can fuzz. The knit springs back into shape without stretching. A video clip of a person wearing the Naadam Essential sweater and pulling on the sleeve, showing the stretch of the fabric.

Naadam’s transparency about where it sources its cashmere is surprising for a sweater at this price. Though the Essential’s knit appears quite durable, we’ve tempered our expectations based on its low price. Flaws but not dealbreakers: Both the men’s and women’s sweaters we tested showed some signs of slight pilling, but we found that many of the cashmere sweaters we wore eventually developed mild pills. Our primary gripe: The cuffs lack an extra layer of reinforcement—a detail we appreciate about Everlane’s sweater—which may mean they won’t retain their shape as well over time. Fit: The Essential is a classic crew that’s comfortable but never restrictive, and it’s still formfitting enough to look fashionable. How it feels: Thick and soft, with a ribbed knit that’s luxurious, warm, and super durable. The La Ligne Mini Toujours Sweater is a splurge, but its unusual fit and its thick, luxurious knit feel special but subtle. The cashmere is perfectly soft against the skin and feels substantial without any itch whatsoever.

The knit is notably durable, too, with no hint of unraveling at the collar, hem, or cuffs. The prominent fully fashioned shoulder seams make the sweater very durable and are a good-looking design detail. A detail shot of the knit on the La Ligne cashmere sweater. We love the small knit detail near the collar. A detail shot of the ribbed knit of the La Ligne sweater. The extra-long arms may annoy some wearers, but the ribbed knit is thick enough that they stay folded or scrunched to the wrist. The durable ribbed cashmere is resilient and springy. A video of a person pulling the sleeve of the La Ligne sweater, showing the stretch of the ribbed cashmere fabric. 300, La Ligne’s sweater is a splurge, though one we think is worth the investment, especially considering that it equals in quality other sweaters we’ve seen at twice the price.

The sizing isn’t as inclusive as on some of our other picks. The arms were also long enough to cover her hands, but she found that they looked cute cuffed or scrunched up, a complement to the sweater’s easygoing style. How it feels: Like your favorite childhood blanket—slightly fuzzy, immediately warm, soft, and comforting. Of all the sweaters we tested, it received the most attention—and compliments. We would wear this warmer, medium-weight sweater during the tail end of autumn or early winter with just a T-shirt underneath, though you can layer as you see fit. The stitching across the shoulders and across the torso is robust, with exemplary ribbing around the wrists, resulting in a gentle seal that keeps cold from creeping in.

The woven snake design on the No. 19 sweater we tested got a lot of attention. A detail shot of the neck area on the Leret Leret sweater. The fine weave is extra smooth and high quality. A detail shot of the cuff and hem on the Leret Leret sweater. The cuffs and hem are well made and help seal out the cold. The pliable fabric is resilient and bounces back easily. A video clip of a person pulling the sleeve on the Leret Lerett sweater, showing the stretch of the fabric.