Made-to-Order // 1-Week Delivery // Made in USA
So often the butt of clothing jokes. Hoodies have the reputation of being the northern cousin of the sweatpants - a look that says either I’m jobless or a billionaire that doesn’t give a f@ck about anything. While there’s credible evidence of both associations, the rest of us live in and love them without reference to anything other than our own comfort. The attached hood, of course, also serves the function of protecting ones head from the elements or masking ones identity in perilous social situations. Whatever your reason for wanting one, we know that you do.
We’re taking our pursuit of the perfect hoodie to the next level this season by partnering with famed Scottish Cashmere Mill Todd & Duncan (“T&D”). Yes folks, a cashmere hoodie.
T&D cashmere starts with the hardy, mountain-dwelling goat breed that has adapted to the harsh environments and extreme temperatures of the Gobi Desert in lower Mongolia. To survive, the goats develop thick coats made up of a coarse outer guard hair and a fine, soft undercoat. T&D uses only the finest fiber – the white, downy undercoat that runs from the throat to belly.
This yields a tiny amount: it takes fiber from three goats to make our hoodie.
This cashmere is brought to Loch Leven in Kinross, Scotland, where there’s a vast supply of pure, soft Scottish water that is essential to the feel – and the look – of T&D’s cashmere.
The loch has a vital part in Scotland’s past: the ill-fated Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned in the castle there. Today Loch Leven hosts a world-renowned nature reserve. All the water they use, they return to the loch – cleaned to make sure the brown trout, pink-footed geese and 35,000 wintering birds can thrive.
Longevity of cashmere isn’t a given. T&D has refined their traditional techniques over two centuries to create a cashmere yarn that pills less than any other.
We took this cashmere to a Brooklyn, NY (USA) knitting factory to make our incredible hoodies. They’ll be sure to keep you warm and comfortable, day and night.
They’re available in Black, Loden (Green), Camel, Light Grey and Navy. We also offer a matching cashmere beanie.