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Johnstons of Elgin Cashmere Sweater - Cable Knit (For Men)

Closeouts. When you choose Johnstons of Elgin's cashmere cable-knit sweater, you're at the tail end of a journey that began in Mongolia (home to the cashmere goat) and ended in pure Scottish Highland waters, where the luxury cashmere fibers were washed.

Average Rating based on 27 reviews 4.333333 0 5
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  • Reviewed by H. W. from Aalborg on Sunday, June 5, 2016
    Perfect! Everything is right wiht lowest price and very high quility! Very soft to the hand. Someone said the size runs small, I would like to say that it is just slim fit.
  • Reviewed by Eric Mears from Rockport MA on Thursday, March 24, 2016
    Softer than cotton, excellent fit and color and classic quality detailing
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Allen in Sonoma from Sonoma, CA on Wednesday, March 2, 2016
    Reviews said this sweater runs small and they were correct. I am lean and mean so it fit my torso snugly but reasonably well. Well made and very soft.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Sylvie from Shanghai on Saturday, February 20, 2016
    I brought it for my dad. The size if ok (FYI -40 for 170CM/65KG).
    It's quite soft and enough thin for winter with a coat topped.
    The style is not too tight, not loose either. We choose the color green, and it make my dad younger!
    Great value for money, definitely it's a keeper!
  • Reviewed by Nick from Central Ohio on Thursday, January 28, 2016
    I purchased a large instead of a medium due to reviews as to undersizing. The large fits perfectly, and the "Pollen" color is spectacular! I found it quite warm on cold day. No complaints, great value; it will outlive me.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by David from Weston, CT on Monday, May 18, 2015
    I sent this sweater back. First impression as it came out of the bag was that it was not particularly soft or thick. Second impression was that despite being an extra large, the sweater was tight under the armpits and body hugging. Not a fan.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by David from New York on Thursday, February 26, 2015
    Soft, comfortable and warm, this cashmere sweater also looks great. Sizes are a bit smaller than standard. Check the wide range of colors for the one that suits you best.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Anonymous from Minnesota on Thursday, January 22, 2015
    I'm quite pleased with this purchase. The sweater is well made and impressive. Had to order two sizes larger than normal, but works for me now.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by sweater fan from North of San Francisco on Sunday, January 18, 2015
    Be aware that the colors shown online are off some. The picture was a lighter shade of gray but it was actually charcoal grey as per the description.

    This sweater is more for autumn/spring as it should be classified light/medium in weight. If you are buying by chest size ,go one size higher than normal if you want a looser fit.

    The quality and finish of the cashmere is slightly below some others I have ordered but from a practical standpoint most people won't notice. Itsa a nice look and worth the sale price.

    Johnston's of Elgin on their website sell a higher grade of the sweater but it is twice as much.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Anonymous from Minnesota on Wednesday, January 14, 2015
    The wool is fantastic and, being cashmere, quite light in weight but warm. Had to order two sizes up since they're very undersized.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Emily England from Midwest on Friday, April 25, 2014
    This is simply a fabulous sweater. I'm very allergic to wool have sampled quite a few cashmere labels. This is tops, short of the luxury brand cashmere. My oldest Johnstons is 21 years and I still wear it frequently.
  • Reviewed by lrdjff from Chicago on Tuesday, February 4, 2014
    I've been happy with my first color of this style. It has worn well, no pilling or stretched out thin spots in the shoulders or elbows. It has washed well, too. As many other reviewers have said, the proportions run to the skimpy side. Since I'm between a large and XL, depending on the brand, sizing up to an XL in the Johnston's works out fine. The problem with the sizing is in the girth, not the length. I wear a 44 Long suit and a 36" sleeve, and the sweater's length is good for a dressier sweater. You wouldn't want it to fit the same way as an Irish fisherman. I can wear it under a sportcoat without extra bulk. The best aspect of it, of course, is that it is made in Scotland.
  • Reviewed by anonymous coward from la area on Saturday, February 1, 2014
    great material, very soft to the hand. a little "tight" for me, so i size-up by one. if it wears as well (and long) and it should this will be a good purchase indeed.
  • Reviewed by Larry from Louisville on Tuesday, January 28, 2014
    Runs very small. You must order at least a size larger than normal. It is not as soft a cashmere as most.
    Colors are true. Again the softness is not up to standard for the price.
  • Reviewed by Isleofgough from USA on Tuesday, January 21, 2014
    It progressively shortened sleeves and waste and pills. I have had cashmere sweaters for decades without these issues.
  • Reviewed by Motley Mom from Washington on Sunday, January 12, 2014
    We bought this sweater for our son. We had to send it back twice because it was smaller than we expected. Finally, the largest size offered fit him. He is 6'3" and medium build. Sierra made the exchange very easy for us. Our son loves the sweater.
  • Reviewed by anonymous coward from la area on Sunday, December 29, 2013
    i love the hand of this cashmere - it is very soft and supple. this two-ply sweater is perfect for southern california weather. unfortunately, the sizing runs smaller than the equivalent sized v-neck, so beware. the v-neck medium was a perfect fit for me while the medium in this sweater was pretty tight. and sizing up is not an option as the large is much too big.
  • Reviewed by Mark from Charleston, SC on Wednesday, November 27, 2013
    Love the quality now...hoping it lasts for 20 years like some of my other cashmere sweaters.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Doc from Susanville, Ca on Saturday, February 23, 2013
    I love wearing this sweater and others inside. It keeps my body warm while my head stays cool. It also looks sumptuous and I think looking good helps to make one feel good.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by MargsPSU from Philadelphia, PA on Friday, February 1, 2013
    Very thick and warm, easily my best sweater. I own many cashmere sweaters, some 15 years old, and this one is already my favorite. Be aware that the fit is quite slim. I sized up one and the size is perfect - no bunching at the bottom. The cut is much more flattering than the v-neck sweaters on this site by the same brand. Worth every penny.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Nick from Manchester on Wednesday, January 2, 2013
    The first time around there is a small hole near the neck, returned it and get the perfect one with no extra cost. Actually I order the size 40, but the second one I got is in size 42 by accident, which fit perfectly. Not sure I would call it running small in chest or not because the fist time around the one with the defect seem to fit too.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Beau Brummel from Harrisonburg , Va on Wednesday, December 26, 2012
    I am a new Sierra customer and I am impressed with the quality of the goods and the availability of brand names.

    I have had to return this sweater three times to get the right size. I am a 42 inch chest. But 42, and 44 were small. I just ordered a size 46 for exchange
    and hopefully it wil fit. Otherwise the sweater is of high quality.

    I am grateful that Sierra offers such a good return policy.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by skyegirl22 from Setauket, NY on Sunday, February 19, 2012
    My husband has a few of these from previous years.
    This version is skimpier as far as weight and sizing.
    We sent back and upsized twice, and he is a slim guy.
    Not sure if it's worth it.
    • Best Uses: Casual Wear, Going Out, Office
    • Chest Size: Feels too small
    • Describe Yourself: Classic, Comfort-oriented, Practical
    • Length: Feels too short
    • Pros: Stylish, Versatile, Warm
    • Sleeve Length: Feels too short
    • Was this a gift?: Yes
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Skyegirl22 from Setauket, NY on Saturday, February 11, 2012
    My husband loves other sweaters by this company.
    They are good-looking and wear well.
    This time, we have sized up twice-but won't give up. Very luxe cashmere.
    • Best Uses: Casual Wear, Depends on your style, Everyday, Going Out, Office
    • Chest Size: Feels too small
    • Cons: Just very small, Undersized
    • Describe Yourself: Classic, Comfort-oriented
    • Length: Feels too short
    • Pros: High Quality, Made in scotland, Stylish, Versatile, Warm
    • Sleeve Length: Feels too short
    • Was this a gift?: Yes
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by kmd02 from Boston, MA on Tuesday, January 10, 2012
    Great sweater, fit is more snug than expected - glad I went with the larger size
    • Best Uses: Everyday
    • Chest Size: Feels too small
    • Describe Yourself: Classic, High-end shopper
    • Length: Feels true to length
    • Pros: Comfortable, High Quality
    • Sleeve Length: Feels true to length
    • Was this a gift?: No
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Jumping from Seattle, WA on Saturday, December 11, 2010
    A great product. Only caveat is that it fits a little snug about the trunk. Order one size up and it will fit well.
    • Best Uses: Casual Wear, Going Out, Travel
    • Chest Size: Feels too small
    • Describe Yourself: Classic, Comfort-oriented, High-end shopper, Practical
    • Length: Feels true to length
    • Pros: Comfortable, High Quality, Highest quality material, Stylish, Warm, WELL MADE
    • Sleeve Length: Feels true to length
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by ijp from nyc on Tuesday, November 30, 2010
    Great cashmere, big step above most others, better quality, heavier drape, better knitting, heavier (meaning more cashmere in the sweater).
    • Best Uses: Casual Wear, Everyday, Going Out, Travel
    • Chest Size: Feels too small
    • Describe Yourself: Classic, High-end shopper, Practical
    • Length: Feels too short
    • Pros: Breathable, Comfortable, High Quality, Warm
    • Sleeve Length: Feels too short
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