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Swacket To Me

 

Heavy-gauge cardigans, sweater jackets have taken up residence at the softest, most casual corner of a man’s jacket wardrobe.

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It was Maurizio Baldassari that introduced Harry Rosen to the “swacket,” a couple of seasons ago. Now many labels offer similar sweater-jackets, much to the appreciation of our customers. Essentially heavy-gauge cardigans, sweater jackets have taken up residence at the softest, most casual corner of a man’s jacket wardrobe. Like sports jackets, they complete an outfit; you can wear them over anything from a knit to a button-down shirt with a knitted tie, and they are a nice alternative to a jacket in a casual office environment. Sweater-jackets also double as outerwear – they make versatile layering pieces for our unpredictable fall weather.

 

Pictured above: the quintessential swacket by Maurizio Baldassari – pure wool knitted in a half-rib fisherman stitch that gives a degree of stretch while maintaining the integrity of its shape.


 

FRADI

 

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Rib-knitted in ultra-soft pure Merino wool with a band collar – lightweight enough to layer under a jacket.


 

BRUNELLO CUCINELLI

 

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A most luxurious version in pure cashmere with antique metal buttons – side entry pockets make it feel a little like a piece of outerwear.


 

PAUL & SHARK

 

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A blouson in pure wool with patch pockets that recall a field jacket – this swacket has a cozy fleece lining.


 

PATRICK ASSARAF

 

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A three-button swacket in a blend of 90 percent wool and 10 percent Mongolian cashmere in a tonal navy stitch.

 

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