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Thank's a lot for the feedback. We really appreciate that you like the design and quality.
Yes, the weather has been crazy this year. Looking forward to some cooler months,
Pantera Bianca Team
My sweater has arrived safely in England, it looks and feels great, but the weather now is far too hot to wear a cashmere sweater, so something to look forward to when the cooler weather eventually arrives.
Thank you for contacting us. In theory all the shipments should have been delivered by now. Did you check wether you got a physical delivery note stating that you weren’t there when they tried to deliver?
If not I will contact the shipping company. The tracking Number in most cases does not track it’s immediate location, but serves as a reference number when contacting the delivery company. I will get back to you asap.
We would also like to use this occasion to sincerely apologize for the delay,
We wish you a splendid day,
Your Pantera Bianca Team
I have received the shipping notice with a tracking number nearly two weeks ago but there is not tracking function with the number written in German. I wish I could have it in English though.
What kind of delivery service do you use for international shipping? I will leave home soon and would like to know when I can receive the sweater at least estimation.
Thank you in advance.
First of all, I am very happy to hear that you like the quality of our Sweaters. If you have a problem with the size you can simply write us directly on Kickstarter, I am sure we can find a solution,
I received the sweaters and the quality is great. 1 of the sweaters is too small though. How can I get in direct contact with you to align on changing for a larger size?
Unfortunately, this is not possible, as otherwise there would be big holes in the Sweater. Otherwise, you would have had a great idea to solve this issue. Nonetheless, I can only recommend elbow patches, as they are a great design feature, especially since the colour combinations are collusive.
Marlon from Pantera Bianca
Thank you for your kind reply. Most appreciated, as always.
Can one (very carefully!) remove the elbow patches oneself without leaving any traces? By just undoing the stitching/sewing? Is this possible?
In other words, are the elbow patches simply sewn or stitched onto the cashmere weave of the arms? If so, why not simply stop (for sweaters without patches) the manufacturing process just before the patches are applied and take those sweaters out of the process at that point? Why would that not work?
We managed to produce your black Sweater without elbow patches, however, the white Sweater will be with elbow patches, as the machinery and design would have had to be reconfigured and we couldn't convince the manufacturing company to incur these extra costs for just one Sweater.
The elbow patches are an aesthetic design feature, which is currently highly popular in Italian fashion. They are usually found on high-quality products like Blazers and Sweaters and try to bring a unique element to a simple design.
The material of the elbow patches is 100% white to white Cashmere like the rest of the Sweater.
Thank you so much for clarifying that confusion. All going well with the manufacture of the sweaters without elbow patches?
By the way, what are those elbow patches for? To reduce wear and thinning of the cashmere, or purely an aesthetic design feature? What material are the elbow patches made of?
Bryan did not get his Sweater yet, he mistakenly thought it was ours, even though it came from a different Kickstarter Project. As we mentioned in our Update, the production of the Women Sweaters, Beanie's and Scarfs have worked out smoothly. Now we are waiting for the Men Sweaters to be produced to start shipping everything to you by the end of July.
We are sorry for the confusion!
It's the end of June here in Spain. That's Europe. I have not received my sweaters etc., yet Bryan Thorn in the U.S. already received his. I don't understand why I did not yet receive my rewards. An explanation would be appreciated...
I just wanted to post here to thank you for such a wonderful campaign. My sweater arrived just before weather warmed here in U.S., and I was able to wear it several time before putting it away for the warm months. I've never owned a cashmere sweater before, and this one is simply beautiful. I've never wanted summer to pass quickly before, but now I am so I have reason to wear it some more. I wish you all the best and, if you are working toward having an online or retail line beyond Kickstarter, I hope you are successful. Please post to your backers what your plans are and what you're doing next. I know I'd love to follow your evolution, and I hope most other backers also would enjoy.
I wish you a belated happy easter. Please excuse us for the late reply.
We would need you to fill out the survey, so we know the sizes and colors you want (although we already know the colors you want) to see if it is feasible. We can only check if the production of your desired Sweaters is feasible once we have the complete order list, which we only have once all the surveys have been answered. In the case they are not we will notify you, but in any case, we would need your answers to the survey already. Or would you choose different colors if you wouldn't get one-colored Sweaters?
Thank you so much for this clarification. Most helpful. And thank you again for being so accommodating. Highly appreciated & most commendable.
Last point: are the two colours I provided workable? If so, I will proceed with filling out and submitting my survey.
I am so sorry for this misunderstanding. What I mean by another fashion brand is that currently, another luxury fashion brand gave an order to the production company we teamed up with for exactly the 100% Cashmere Sweaters without Elbow Watches you wanted. This means that we would be able to supply you with the same quality cashmere and knitwear, as with the ones with Elbow-Patches ones, as we remain with the same experienced production company.
However, in order to join the order of the other luxury brand, we would need to know the colors you want (which you told us), to see if we can produce them for you. As obviously we need some sort of minimum order for each model.
I hope I was clear and if not, feel free to ask any question, I am happy to help,
Dear Pantera Bianca Team,
First of all, thank you so much for looking into this. Warmly appreciated. Grazie Mille!
The colors I am interested in for my pledge sweaters are natural white (Bianco Naturale) and black (Nero). Both in v-neck style. Beyond those two, I could also be interested in red, but only if it would be more red than orange, which you commented is not the case with your Peperoncino / Arancio colour.
Thanks for mentioning that you would be coordinating this with another fashion brand who is making them. This raised a mild concern with me that the sweaters I would receive would not use the exact same cashmere wool that you use, and that they would also be 100% cashmere etc. Does this fashion brand produce your sweaters as well?
Thank you so much,
We contacted the production facility and they told us that Cashmere Sweaters without Elbow Patches should work. Cashmere Sweaters with same colored Elbow Patches does not, unfortunately. However the Cashmere Sweaters without Elbow Patches do not come in all colors, we would, therefore, need to know which colors you want to chose to be able to coordinate it with another fashion brand that is producing them, to know if we can give you the desired Sweater. It would help us thus, to have your survey already.
Thank you so much for your reply. Most appreciated. I will be standing by and not submitting my survey for the moment.
We are sorry for the delay. We have to check that with our production company, as they normally produce fixed designs. On Thursday we will drive there and talk about everything in person (including your question) and I will let you know asap.
our Pantera Bianca Team
IF (elbow) patchless men’s sweaters are really “impossible”, can the elbow patches be the same colour of the sweater instead of contrast(ing) colours?
For instance, can one choose to have black patches on the black sweater? And white ones instead of grey ones on the white sweater?
Thank you, @Creator.
Any possibility for getting men’s sweaters without elbow patches?
Grazie — Philippe
Dear Erik Vossenaar,
1) The first photo (the one in the link you specified) is a denim melange.
2) The guy making a phone call (me) wears indeed a Perla melange.
3) The close up of the V-Neck collar is a brown melange.
I hope I could help,
Sorry for the confusion. "Arancio Melange" would correspond to "Pepperoncino Melange" in the Survey. It is a melange of Orange and Red, but yes it is more orange than red.
In the google photos link I send you, you can see 4 different models. You can see the V-Neck and Round-Neck for Men and the V-Neck and Round-Neck for Women. The models without the elbow-patches are the ones for women. The elbow patch-colour for each colour is also depicted in the google photos link.
My question is similar to the one of Philippe. For the photo's that are in the campaign description, could you specify which colors these correspond to? (Or are the colors in the photo's different from the final ones?)
For instance is the first photo (https://ksr-ugc.imgix.net/assets/020/116/664/948085c437722bece38d67b58a54b60a_original.png…) the denim color?
And does the photo showing the model making a phone call in the grey v-neck sweater depict the perla color?
The close up of the V-neck colar with the white dress shirt is that accaio?
In the survey, we can only choose between V-neck and crew-neck styles. In your colour overview, every colour and every style (v-neck and crew-neck) is shown to also be available with or without elbow patches.
Will our sweaters have elbow patches or not? If with, how do we get the version without elbow patches?
Thank you! -- Philippe
Thank you so much, dear Pantera Bianca Team.
So... "Arancio Melange" is your orange colour, correct? It is not red, but orange, correct?
Grazie mille -- Philippe
Thanks a lot! Unfortunately, we do not have any pictures of models wearing other colours than on the Kickstarter Page. What we managed to do, however, is taking a picture of a small piece of knitted cashmere and then graphically insert it into the sweater models to have a clear understanding how the colour looks like.
The link to the 10 colours is this one: https://photos.app.goo.gl/K2f7ggpUtui6ykxf2
These are the exact colours and how they will look like when transformed into a real sweater.
I hope I could help,
Received request to fill out survey. To properly choose colours however, we need photos showing each colour. Can you please provide a link to photos showing each color?
Thank you so much for backing our project!
The Women Sweaters are smaller in size and thus have to weigh less.
Our sizes list the body measurement that the Sweater will fit.
If you have any doubts just write us a message, we will make sure you will be more than 100% satisfied with our product,
Do the women's sweaters weigh less because they are smaller, or is the fabric thinner than it is for the men's sweaters? I don't want a thinner sweater just to have the more flattering style. I'm also concerned about the sizing. I'm tall and broad shouldered- even at a healthy weight by BMI charts, my ribcage is 38" around. Is the size listed the body measurement that the sweater will fit, or the size of the sweater itself? I love the idea of getting a nice quality cashmere sweater at such a good price, and want to make sure I'm happy with my sweater(s). Thanks for your time!
Thanks for the reply!
We get that question a lot and we will add this to the FAQ today. There are two main reasons:
1. A women Sweater weighs less. To be more specific to make one Men Cashmere Sweater it take about 300 grams of fine Cashmere. Since the 1kg of high-quality Cashmere from Inner Mongolia costs alone 150€/kg this makes up a significant amount of the difference.
2. Since they weigh less they require less time in the production process (i.e. knitting, controlling for quality and so on).
This means that women Sweaters cost significantly less to make. Nonetheless we apply the same markup of about 45% on the early bird prices for both men and women Sweaters,
I hope this could help,
We wish you a pleasant week,
Hello, I'm curious why there's an 80 euro difference between the price of male and female sweaters?
Thanks a lot! Your compliments mean a lot to us. We want to thank you again for supporting us and backing our project.
Marlon and Keyvam
@Marlon and Keyvan: WOW! Most impressed with how well you listened! Double AA+ for you! Thank you!
For you, we just created the pledges you wanted. They now cost 446€ and 605€ respectively. We went as much down with the price as we could, as we think that Backers like you really make a difference. Thank you for supporting us.
Unfortunately, we do not have the Sweaters in these colours yet. As the company we teamed up always tries to move with the latest fashion trend, these colours resemble the new collection and haven't been produced yet. In the upcoming updates, we can post a few more pictures of the Beanie and the Scarf and can also post a picture of the colour palette,
Marlon & Keyvan
Marlon and Keyvan
^ * maybe in an update
Hi Marlon and Keyvan,
Thank you for your prompt reply and proposed solution to my request. Are the prices you quoted (super) early bird prices though?
Other question: could you show all of your 10 colors by means of photographs? MY e in an update?
Could you also show more photographs of your scarf, in different colors and including a close-up?
First of all, I want to thank you for backing our project.
We just added the combination of 1x Men Sweater & Beanie and 1x Men Sweater & Scarf respectively.
Your request is very specific and for us, but we can propose that if you would like to have one of these packages you can give us a donation for 2x Sweaters + Beanie + Scarf worth 466 + shipping to your country (16€ for EU countries) or 3x SWeaters + Beanie + Scarf worth 635 + shipment and then we will know you wanted these packages and give you the sweaters and beanie and scarf respectively.
kind regards and thank you,
Great KS campaign!
Can you please add pledges for 2 sweaters + 1 beanie + 1 scarf as well as 3 sweaters + 1 beanie + 1 scarf ... at (super?) early bird prices?