Friday, October 22, 2010

Fall Quarter: Hickey Fair Isle1 Cashmere Crewneck

hickey
-Continuing with my quick rundown of some of my favorite sweaters, here's another great cashmere piece that I got for much less than the suggested retail price. I blogged about this sweater back when it first appeared online with a lust-worthy but unattainable price tag of $450. But like all remnants of the sad tale of Hickey, this sweater ended up on Gilt last winter for $150 (and, like most things I snag off Gilt, it came back later at an even lower price, shmeh.) Typical of Hickey, the fit is great, and the made in Italy cashmere is super soft and warm. This crewneck is about twice as thick as the previously-posted Burberry knit, so it's one I save for the truly cold days. Though the fall of Hickey is a lamentable, I can't say I'm sad to have acquired four pieces from one of the best, albeit short-lived, lines in recent memory for about 1/4 the original cost.
1-Before somebody gets uppity about accuracy: No, the pattern on the sweater does not seem to be traditional Fair Isle, but that's how the sweater was marketed and therefore how I described it. 

7 comments:

Grey Skull said...

I picked this one up from Gilt as well and totally agree - it's an amazing piece!

haroldf said...

Great color.

Anonymous said...

So fucking crispy, Angelo. This is like borderline burnt toast, ya hear?

James Jean said...

This is totally Fair Isle. Screw zee nay sayers. Well done Ang.

Angelo said...

Grey Skull/Haroldf - def, the color is the main reason I got it, stands out among the other fair isle options.

Anon - Misfired with that one, I've never used the word crispy except when ordering KFC, check the records.

James - Word.

Anonymous said...

Any recommendations for sweaters that are available to buy this season? I have been looking for a fair isle type sweater myself, but haven't been able to find any that I liked or are affordable(under 150).

Angelo said...

J. Crew and Land's End Canvas both have sub-$200 Fair Isles I think. For a little bit more, Drakes and Polo have bangerang options.