With polo.com conducting its summer sale and the availability of a coupon code for 40% (simply type in SUMMER when checking out) I decided to purchase a cashmere cable crewneck sweater. The normal retail price is $397.50 and is a bit overpriced but with the sale and the coupon code it was offered at just under $180 - still hardly a bargain but a solid value.
Not knowing what to expect I placed an order on Tuesday. The ordering process was painless and I was sent e-mails confirming my order and updating the shipping status. When I returned home today I saw that my order had been delivered. I was suprised to say the least figuring that the holiday weekend would delay my order until at least next Tuesday. A three day delivery isn't too shabby for shipping that was free.
My sweater arrived nicely packaged and included a rather handy plastic storage/travel sleeve. As to the sweater itself I couldn't be happier. It seems very well made (though I am harldy an expert in these matters), has a very nice hand to it and has a weight to it that is lacking in lesser cashmeres even though it is not a heavy sweater. I am very happy with my purchase and if they had more converstaive colors in stock I would make additional purchases of this sweater.
Polo in general and polo.com in particular is very feast or famine. When they are spot on you would be hard pressed to find a better purveyor of classic Anglo-American clothing but when they miss, and they have missed a lot lately in my opinion, the results are outlandish and garish - the orange rugby shirt with the Leroy Neimanesque polo collage offered this year springs immediately to mind.
But today I am happy and if I can get a similiar deal in a few months on the Purple Label sweaters currently on offer I will snap them up immediately.
Hope everyone has a great Fourth.