Last week I got a black cashmere sweater for 1/2 off the regular $10.00 price. The merino wool ones in the bag sale were marked for $6.00 each. I tend to like the selection in the men's section because the sweaters there are broader in the shoulders (like I am). Oversized is fine, if they shrink a little, no problem, usually they still fit. If tight they are a good layer underneath. Or they can be pieced together to make a bigger Frankensweater. So many good books on the subject. Some time ago I read a blog post on Mr. Peacock about how he make a patchwork sweater from his dad's black cashmere socks. I imagine wool and cashmere would take dye as easily as cotton, so a lighter blah color can be transformed into something more flattering (more shrinkage than cotton probably).
OK, that's it happy hunting. Any good finds on your end? Any reconstructions?