Yeah, I know, it’s over $500 for a roll-collar cardigan. I’m not going to skip around that tag, especially when it’s applied to an article of clothing that tends to be more vulnerable to mishaps and destruction. But, there is a lot more under the hood to this The Flat Head Cashwool Cardigan, beyond its made-in-Japan pedigree. And when you consider the maker, it’s more than likely that this could be one of the most durable cardigans out there.
My main concern when it comes to knits is pilling, which can swing my opinion on a once-loved piece at breakneck speed. But the Flat Head wisely applied an anti-pilling finish to the garment, helping to lessen that concern, while also stretching out the lifespan of the piece.
My secondary concern with woolen knits is that my girlfriend might accidentally throw them in the dryer, which drives me up the wall and at a speed faster than breakneck. But in comes The Flat Head again with the proclamation that this cardigan is completely shrink proof. (Don’t know how they did that, but they did.) And because no corners were cut, it was knit with Zegna Baruffa’s legendary ‘Cashwool’, an Italian product spun from the finest Australian wool yarns.
Available for $565 at Rivet And Hide.