It’s about this time of year when a menswearman re-examines his sweater game. If I’m honest, my game is not strong. A few chunky rollnecks – too worn and bobbly. A handful of simple lightweight crews – bit dull, too J Crew preppy. And a selection of faintly anachronistic Comme cardies and Margiela knits, which somehow seem tethered to a different time. This piece from Eastlogue could be a solution.
I do appreciate a cable sweater, especially when the pattern just halts unexpectedly. I’ve seen quite a number of similar pieces, splicing heritage weaves with an aggressively, modernist approach to truncating pattern and this example is up there with the best.
100% wool, as you’d hope (I’ve no time for droopy cotton knitwear) and a flash of contrast finishing at the neck, cuffs and hem, it’s a piece less scrupulous writers might refer to as timeless. Make no mistake, it’s not timeless. Next season something else will look fresher. But it’s good for now and that’s good enough for me.