Collar Up

By The Editors
September 27, 2013 9:00 am

What the well-dressed man in SF will be wearing this season. This is your Essential Fall Style Guide, Part Two: in which we recommend The Sweater.

Nary a knit rivals the shawl collar.

From the smoking jackets of the 7th Earl of Cardigan down to Steve McQueen — wherever men have relaxed in style, there has been a cardigan with a shawl collar.

The laid-back secret: it’s fully capable of dressing down a tie and brogues, or dressing up sneakers and a tee.

Our favorites this season:

RRL Shawl Collar Cardigan

This wool cardigan’s about as soft and warm as it gets, and with its washed denim coloring it’ll play the grizzled veteran of your wardrobe. Buy online.

Tommy Hilfiger Semi-Print Shawl Collar

Tommy’s herringbone print and slim fit takes the cardigan as close to blazer territory as modern science will allow. Buy online.

G Star Knit Jumper Wise Shawl Collar

With its athletic fit and ribbed knitting, G-Star’s pullover take on the cardigan straddles classic style and the avant garde with devil-may-care aplomb. Buy online. 

Todd Snyder Fleece Cardigan

Snyder’s fleece shawl collar looks like it was pulled from a black-and-white photo of the Bambino. Perfect for fall barbecues and game day. Buy online

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