The Fall shopping guide to men's knitwear (pt. 1)
Find your staples, seasonal one-offs, and other iconic sh*t.
Okay, as much as I’ve wanted to send you my style guides for fall/autumn (which are my favorite ones to make for you), it’s just been too damn hot!
But it’s finally—sort of—cooling down enough for us to think about what to wear, so we’re picking back up with knitwear this time. Note: if you missed the fall guide to trousers (part 1) guide, it’s right here.
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A primer on Shetland wool
You can’t talk about knitwear without talking about Shetland. While Shetland is a group of islands wedged between the Norwegian and Atlantic seas, just above Scotland, it’s also known for its wool.
And the wool in Shetland has a long, rich history. The locals have developed their own unique knitting techniques and patterns from centuries of expertise in making garments for people to wear to keep warm.
There’s a beautiful utility in that.
If you’ve ever been to Scotland, you know how harsh the climate is there and how it’s essential it is to wear warm, durable pieces.
Lucky for us, sheep’s wool helps with that!
Shetland is known for introducing lots of iconic knitting patterns, from moss stitch and cable knits to Fair Isle (also an island!) patterns. The intricate, geometric designs are what makes Fair Isle unique.
It’s probably most iconically associated with Paul McCartney flexing in his own batch of knit crewnecks and sweater vests.
Anyway, moving on to the good shit. Ultimately, it’s fun to share a little history for you to connect with the pieces themselves. You’ve got to respect the craftsmanship behind Shetland knitting and what it means to menswear.
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