A gift for the gentleman that has everything. A 100% cashmere dressing gown by Johnstons of Elgin. Johnstons has been producing the world's finest cashmere since 1797 (that is not a typo; it is 200+ years). The gown is full length with a tie belt. Lined with silk, and arrives in a beautiful presentation box.
WOVEN IN SCOTLAND
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IT ONLY TAKES A LITTLE EXTRA CARE TO MAKE SURE YOUR JOHNSTONS OF ELGIN CASHMERE KEEPS ITS TRADEMARK SOFTNESS FOR MANY, MANY YEARS TO COME.
WEARING YOUR CASHMERE FOR THE FIRST TIME
WHEN YOU FIRST WEAR YOUR NEW GARMENT YOU MAY FIND SMALL BALLS OF FIBRE OR 'PILLS' FORMING ON THE SURFACE. THESE ARE NOT A FAULT OR INDICATION OF INFERIOR QUALITY BUT ARE SIMPLY LOOSE FIBRES TANGLING TOGETHER WHERE THE GARMENT HAS BEEN RUBBING. THEY CAN EASILY BE REMOVED BY HAND, WITH A CASHMERE COMB OR A DE-FUZZ-IT DEVICE. ONCE REMOVED, YOUR GARMENT WILL ACTUALLY CONSOLIDATE AND BECOME SOFTER.
HANDWASHING AND DRY-CLEANING
CASHMERE KNITWEAR CAN BE HAND WASHED OR DRY-CLEANED. WE RECOMMEND HAND WASHING YOUR KNITWEAR FOLLOWING THESE SIMPLE GUIDELINES AND DRY CLEANING WOVEN ITEMS SUCH AS SCARVES OR BLANKETS.
HAND WASH IN LUKE WARM WATER (35°C) USING JOHNSTONS CASHMERE SHAMPOO. GENTLY SQUEEZE THE SUDS THROUGH THE FABRIC, TAKING CARE NOT TO RUB THE GARMENT TOO MUCH AS THIS MAY CAUSE SHRINKAGE AND INCREASE PILLING. RINSE THE GARMENT IN COOL CLEAN WATER, SQUEEZING GENTLY WITHOUT TWISTING OR WRINGING. A SHORT LIGHT SPIN IN A SPIN DRYER WILL HELP REMOVE MOST OF THE WATER.
SMOOTH THE GARMENT BACK INTO SHAPE, GENTLY COAXING ANY FACINGS OR TRIMS BACK TO THE CORRECT SIZE, AND DRY NATURALLY AWAY FROM DIRECT HEAT SUCH AS RADIATORS AND SUNLIGHT. IDEALLY THE GARMENT SHOULD BE DRIED FLAT ON A CLEAN TOWEL. WHEN DRY, PRESS LIGHTLY WITH A COOL IRON.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD THE GARMENT BE TUMBLE-DRIED.
FOLLOWING THESE INSTRUCTIONS, YOUR GARMENT WILL PRESERVE ITS SHAPE AND LUXURIOUS TOUCH FOR MANY YEARS - THE HALLMARKS OF THE VERY BEST CASHMERE.
It takes only a little extra care to make sure your Johnston's cashmere keeps its trademark softness for many years to come.
When you wear your cashmere for the first time, you may find small balls of fiber, or pills, forming on the surface. There are not a fault, just loose fibers tangling together where your garment has been rubbing. They can easily be removed by hand or with a cashmere comb. Once removed, your garment will actually consolidate and become softer.
Johnston's recommends dry cleaning wovens like scarves and blankets. Knitwear can be dry cleaned or hand-washed as follows: use luke warm water (95 F) and Johnston's cashmere shampoo. Gently squeeze the suds through the fabric, taking care not to rub the garment too much as this may cause shrinkage and increase pilling. Rinse the garment in cool, clean water, squeezing gently without twisting or wringing. Smooth the garment back into shape, gently coaxing any facings or trims back to the correct size. Dry away from direct heat. Ideally, the garment should be placed flat on a clean towel. Once dry, press it lightly wiht a cool iron. Never tumble dry your cashmere.
If you follow these steps, your cashmere will retain its shape and luxurious touch for many years.