Isaac Mizrahi Live! 2-Ply Cashmere Ballerina Cardigan
I have been lusting after this for ....ever! I wanted the blue, but waited too long, so waited even longer until it went on sale. I ordered the grey, thinking it would be THE classic cashmere neutral and that I will love it forever. I ordered my usual IM size, M, and it is huge.... not just generous, but HUGE....the sleeves I realize are "ballet" and meant to slip over the hand...I'm not talking about that... I am talking about the shoulders coming SO far down that it looks like I stole someone's sweater from them. So, what to do..what to do...do I keep it? The drape is beautiful, not heavy (YAY, personal summers have impacted my fun with sweaters), the color is dove grey....and will go with so much of my wardrobe (Including IM bordeaux boots, my splurge last year)....
I simply LOVE this sweater! PLEASE tell me you are restocking this for the fall/winter season in all colors! I bought a grey, pink & blue last year & LIVED in them! They are cozy for a soft, comfortable feel at home or dressy & pretty enough to wear out & look polished. The length, comfort & classic look makes this the best sweater I've ever owed, I simply love it! Worth every penny, pleaseeee Isaac bring back more! :) !!
There's two ply and there's two ply.....
Just as thread count in sheets is important in helping judge quality, so is the ply count in cashmere. But THIS two ply is not like ANY other I've ever seen! Years ago, I bought several 3/4 length sleeve cashmere pullovers through QVC: red, royal blue and black. COMFORTABLE and oh, so wearable! They were soft and not see through and didn't pull easily.
They were two ply, just like this sweater...PRECIOUS FIBERS were the labels and I believe they were a QVC brand. Regardless, they were marvelous and I still have one or two of them.
But when this sweater arrived, I couldn't believe how thin and absolutely fragile it looked. And I could see straight through it so that any tank or t-shirt would show EVERYTHING about it: every seam and every wrinkle! I really was taken aback as I was looking forward for this to be a go-to, comfortable sweater!
I received this sweater as a gift and it's so soft and well worth the cost...in fact I'm going to get another in grey. I've never been disappointed with Isaac's sweaters.
Isaac absolutely fantastic -- even better than anticipated. Now to get it in a black. Love love love this sweater. Feels like a hug each time I wear it. Feel fabulous when I wear it.
Whow! Soooo soft!
One of the best purchases ever. Already when I took the cardigan out of the package, I felt the softness of the material and I knew I was in love. This has become my most favorite go-to piece. It's soft and warm. Next best thing to getting a hug from your Honey. Can't go wrong with this one!
I like this and glad I bought. It does pill some. There is a bit too much fabric around the neck but just a bit.
Great for work!
UGH... the best cardigan. I sent back the black cardigan because it had a weird smell. I ordered the grey because I just loved the fit. SCORE! How about dark work colors? Navy! Dark grey!
I love this sweater, I ordered it in the grey, x- small and was too large. I am petite, please get the xx-small in stock!!!
I just can't say no to this sweater
First of all this is a cozy, comfortable sweater. I reach for this time and time again when I want something to snuggle up in. I love the versatility, I wear it open, with a belt, dress it up or wear it with jeans and a tee. That said I have two complaints (i) it stretched out so badly the sleeves are to long and it just looks sloppy; and (ii) it does leave fuzzies on certain fabrics. Even so, I still finding myself reaching for this time and time again...wether it's around the house with my favorite yoga pants, or trousers and some great jewelry at work this is a sweater I just can't say no to. The pro's far out weight the cons...
The cut, style, and cashmere have come together to form my go to piece for the season. Tissue tee, leggings and a riding boot = PERFECTION. My husband calls me a snow bunny when I'm wearing this piece.
Love the longer arm length for cozy appeal. It's supposed to come up toward your knuckles. LOVE.
Only gave 4 stars because there was a lot of shedding. I have the grey color. However, it is starting to taper. I recommend giving it a vigorous shaking out before wearing it especially for the first time.
Would like to purchase in another color - hope shedding could be omitted with next batch.
This is my second Isaac cashmere sweater. I bought the magenta which is beautiful. I wore it today and received many compliments. I do not find it to be too thin as some reviewers did. What I did not like is the amount of fuzz that came off on my blouse underneath it. My white blouse turned magenta (hence 4 stars)! The fuzz came off the blouse in the wash but it looked odd as I went through the day. I love the style. It drapes so nicely. Maybe the shedding will stop once I have it dry cleaned.