The King of Fibres - The Cashmere Edit

A comparison all winter wear finds itself pitted against - is it as soft as cashmere?

Unparalleled longevity and a luxurious silky feel, a fine wool that takes its name from the Kashmir region of northern India. Capra Hircus goats graze in the extreme climate of the Himalayas, Tibet and the Gobi Desert, straddling China and Mongolia. These hardy creatures have a durable outer layer, not unlike sheep’s wool. But underneath, they grow a secretly soft underlayer. Having survived the harsh winter, the goats are shorn in the spring sunshine of moulting season by local shepherds. A traditional and perfectly honed process over generations. 

Comfortingly soft and highly effective insulation, yet still lightweight. Maximum warmth with minimum weight, cashmere makes for ideal knitwear. Which is why the “King Of Fibres” always features in our colder weather wear here at SIRPLUS.

But why stick to just jumpers?

Our A/W 2020 collection features elevated cashmere. Finding a fresh space between traditional tailoring and modern leisurewear. Adding a little extra softness to some sharp designs. 

Using a mix of quality and designer surplus cashmere, our pieces are built to last. We stick to controlled hues with luxurious depth, to make our cashmere edit timeless and special. Limited edition investment pieces with enduring appeal.

The New Nehru 

Our hero piece has been given a new look. A limited-edition take on the Nehru jacket, crafted in Italian surplus cashmere. Touchable softness sits in contrast with a sharp, collarless silhouette. An ideal evening jacket, offering lightweight warmth that slips on or off with ease. Lined with silky surplus cotton for breathability. Created in shades set to work time and again, for country casual or cocktail hour alike. Featuring eco-friendly corozo nut buttons and space for a pocket square - the subtle details that make this cashmere feel even more special.  

Welcome Waistcoats

Our tried and tested waistcoats sit perfectly for both smart or casual dress codes, depending on your mood. Now elevated in 100% Italian surplus cashmere, for buttery softness. The transitional staple -  it’s a sharp collared layer that won’t weigh you down. We’ve gone for robust, rich shades for this season, keeping wearability at the fore.  Cashmere’s signature warmth is combined with a surplus cotton lining - meaning you can keep the chill out, but stay breezy when it counts. Finished with eco-friendly corozo nut buttons, plus chest and jet pockets for the essentials.  A versatile shape with added appeal. Falling neatly in with any outfit to add some extra definition. 

Everyday Luxury 

A premium upgrade to your everyday shirt. We’ve taken our signature shapes and given them a winter rework. Crafted from a cotton-cashmere blend, for a little extra warmth and a noticeably soft handle. We’ve gone for some of our classic colours, as well as introducing new seasonal shades that compliment any outfit. Cut with our regular fit and curved hem, in both collared and grandad necklines. Finished with a single button-down pocket and corozo buttons. They make for a distinctive companion to those colder months.

Olivia Foan

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