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The Holiday Sweater

At a time when nothing's more "of the moment" than something old fashioned, what could be cooler than a holiday sweater? The same kind you wore back when Mom was buying your clothes. Of course, there came a time in every young man's life when the classic intarsia sweater—with its vibrant colors and intricately-stitched reindeers—weren't so cool. But we're coming around to the retro sweater's hand-knit Nordic charm again. After all, isn't this the time of year when we become impervious to cynicism and embrace all things nostalgic, cheerful and cozy? And no one does nostalgic and cozy better than Ralph Lauren, who has several trimmed-down options this season.

Intarsia sweater, $185 by Ralph Lauren

  • A little goes a long way. Ground the sweater with a pair of dark jeans or some rugged corduroys and boots.

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