A staple piece for summer, a lightweight cardigan is an essential piece for cool summer nights or perhaps a windy day out on the boat (if your lifestyle suits it). This Stripe Cardigan from Rag & Bone is a cotton/ wool blend with a deep V and a quiet nautical theme that is summer appropriate without screaming “ahoy sailor”. The Breton Stripe has been a popular look among New-England sailing enthusiasts for years and of course an ever present look in France given its roots in Brittany on the French coast. Pair it with a solid white v-neck t-shirt, slim lightweight chinos, and either a pair of canvas sneakers or top-siders and you’ve got yourself a great, simple weekend look.
Posted on October 12th, 2010 | Sweaters
| $59.00 at LL Bean Signature
Although we’re in the midst of a heat wave here in the district, I’m always on the lookout for new fall gear. Sometimes, though, to get what you want you gotta look backwards instead of forwards. LL Bean Signature has really come to play lately with their F/W tops, and this sweater is no exception. Made of 100% lambswool, It’s perfect for the fall, and in the winter I’ll throw it under the Pea Coat to rock it old school. It’s cut a little on the silm side, and falls right at the waist, which is great for a shorter guy like me. Of course, LL Bean has one of the best shipping and return policies on the planet, so if by chance anything were to go wrong, you know you’re in good hands. Sometimes the best is already out there.
Sometimes you wake up on Sunday and don’t want to get as put together as usual. This is when you need a good set of go-to gear. Good jeans, good shorts, boat shoes, and a good crew neck. From L.L. Bean’s new Signature line comes this soft 85%cotton/15%cashmere pull-over. It’s not too thick to wear on an early summer morning with a pair of khaki shorts, but also could work for a quick stop in the office on Friday. Coming in at under $70, a steal for this quality, this is a piece that will last you years, and hopefully get a fair amount of wear. I ordered mine today- I highly suggest you do the same.
Rugby never fails at creating an iconic, preppy wardrobe, but they do it with such a modern twist. Their Striped Wool Sweatshirt (or hooded sweater), takes a very rugged look and combines it with a comfortable, casual feel. It’s 100% percent wool and totally going to keep you warm when playing ball outside. Dress it up, dress it down, it’s extremely versatile and can be worn numerous ways.
James Perse, master of simplistic chic shirts, does it again with the Print Dyed Sweater. Don’t underestimate this masterpiece of a sweater, which is roll dyed with a new technique that allows for difference in shading throughout the sweater. Complete with a contrasting crew neck and a wool/cashmere combo, it’s ideal for the upcoming winter months and pairs perfectly with just about anything (being black and all). Also available in India Ink, Gun metal, and an eloquently named Grey Violet.