Vintage 1970s Men’s Camel Cashmere Winter Coat: $63 shipped on Etsy — This looks like an absolutely fantastic piece at a steal of a price, and it’s also 100-percent cashmere.
Some advice on sizing: my actual chest size is 37”, I wear a 38-39”-sized suit coat, which often have a real chest measurement of 40-41”. My overcoat’s actual chest measurement is 42”. So, I’d think you can take your real chest size and add 5”.
This jacket has a 48” chest, so, if you’re a 42-43” real chest, this should fit. Or you can maybe be smaller and have your tailor take it in quite a bit along the seams. The main thing to consider would be the shoulder measurement, which will be a much-more limiting factor.
While searching around for some donegal cardigans yesterday, I stumbled across the site for Blarney Woollen Mills and was rather shocked to find a rather incredible deal they have going on for the holidays: $129 for a crewneck cashmere elbow-patch sweater and matching scarf — shipped from Ireland — in colors of camel, grey and lavender.
They’re also running a deal on these donegal crewneck and v-neck pullovers for $100. And they have quite a bit of winter staple accessories, like these handknit aran gloves for $20. That sounds like a nice deal to me if you’re in the market for these things.
Granted, I have no idea about the fit, quality, etc., but I haven’t found anything negative about them yet with some initial googling.
Sadly, you’ve probably missed the opportunity to get items from them shipped to you before Christmas, but I thought I’d pass this find along.