Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Cashmere Socks

What is Cashmere?
After hubby feel asleep, I just had to look it up.
I must know why I have never seen or felt Cashmere.

Hubby and I had a roaring convo about this, I will put it at the end of this post.

We concluded that it had to come from sheep.
First I must remember to tell is not from a sheep, it is the down of a goat.

Hmm, interesting! Not really, but heck I didn't know that!

Here is the reason, I have never seen or felt Cashmere...

This one pair of "Pure Cashmere" socks cost $240!

The estimated worldly amount each year for "Pure Cashmere" is only 6,500 tons. A big rig with a box trailer can carry just over 2 tons. That breaks down to just 3 trailers full for the whole world!! Wow, I am blown away by this! No wonder it is so expensive.

Grant it, there are lower grades of Cashmere.
Supposedly in the range of affordable.
PPPleasssse, I say!
No way in my lifetime am I going to pay $20 for ONE pair of socks!!

Here is our convo...

I believe you all know the commercial.
The famous girl is talking to Santa and his Ho Ho Ho slips out.
At the very end she tells him she likes Cashmere Socks.

I turn to hubby and ask...
M..Have your ever seen or felt Cashmere socks?

H..He looks at me in this odd..have you been dipping in the cooking sherry kind of face, with an instant burst of laughter and shaking his head!
Through his laughter, he replies..No! Why?

By now, I am laughing too.
M..Me neither! What is Cashmere?

H...Still LHAO, replies with...

I wouldn't know Cashmere, if it bit me on the ass!!

We are both rolling in laughter now!

M..Where does it come from?

H..Well, Cashmere is a place. So I guess it comes from there.

M..Okay, but from what type of animal?

H..If I knew that, then I would know when cashmere was about to bite me on the ass! LOL!

I had to stop the conversation, my sides were hurting from laughing too much!


Kaylen said... [Reply to comment]

I did not know what cashmere was either! Other than knowing it was really expensive.
Funny conversation!!

Angelia said... [Reply to comment]

Haha! Too funny! You learn something new every day! I learned what it's made from and that I can't afford it either. A goat? Really? Lol.

Maureen@IslandRoar said... [Reply to comment]

$260 for socks? If I'm crazy enough to spend that on my feet, it better be for some bitchin' designere shoes!

Spot said... [Reply to comment]

I knew what cashmere was. But I've never been able to afford it. And even if I was, how ridiculous would that be?? I've had fake cashmere sweaters though and they really do feel nice. But wasting all that money on socks that almost no one will see?? Ridiculous. Unless you go around showing people your socks, which I just might do. Okay. Have done.

Funny convo!

Tinkerschnitzel said... [Reply to comment]


Heather said... [Reply to comment]

Kaylen...Thanks for stopping by!

Angelia...Like a duck has down, I guess so does a goat!

Maureen...LOL!! I won't even spend that on shoes!

Spot...I was thinking the same thing..I would be showing everyone my new outfit, cause those socks would be the star of the show!!

Tinkerschnitzel...LOL! Glad you got a belly laugh!

Eric said... [Reply to comment]

I have on $400 shoes right now, but I would never spend $240 on socks... I mean, unless it was charity or something.

mindy@thesuburbanlife said... [Reply to comment]

Oh, I only wear faux-cashmere from faux-goats. =)

the iNDefatigable mjenks said... [Reply to comment]

Wait...if the world's production is 6500 tons, and you can fit roughly 2 tons into a semi trailer...wouldn't you need 3250 semis to haul the stuff?

I think the world only produces 6500 pounds of cashmere a year. And, it's not just any goats that produce it, but Cashmere goats. We know Cashmere today as Kashmir, the area that India and Pakistan are trying to fight for.

But still...funny conversation.

Menopausal New Mom said... [Reply to comment]

Hey, I thought cashmere came from sheep! see you learn something new every day!

Heather said... [Reply to comment]

Eric...I will gladly be your charity! LOL!

Mindy...I don't even think I have had faux cashmere.

Mjenks...LOL!! I knew someone was going to catch that. I wrote it late last night and caught it myself this morning. Actually it is 20-22 tons per trailer, my math totally stank.
copied from wikipedia..."Pure cashmere", resulting from removing animal grease, dirt and coarse hairs from the fleece, is estimated at about 6,500 tons.

Menopausal...Thanks, I try every now and again.

Kathryn said... [Reply to comment]

Oh, so funny! How lovely that you two can have a laugh like that!

Hm. I wouldn't pay $260 for ANY socks...not even ones made of gold!!

Heather said... [Reply to comment]

Kathryn...OMG, he makes me laugh like that all the time! Not just in words, but with the facial expressions added in. Hysterical!!