Supplied by goats from the Kashmir region, located between India, Pakistan and China, this prestigious wool owes its shimmering reputation to a particularly fine and silky fibre. A goat can provide only 50 to 130 grams of pure wool every spring and it takes the down of six beasts to make a single good quality cashmere sweater.
The term denotes a type of sleeve that starts at the collar and joins the underarm. Wider than a conventional sleeve, it was invented by Lord Raglan, a British officer who lost his arm during the battle of Waterloo and wanted to put his coat on without constraint. The chic man in a hurry has him to thank.