Oct
22
2012
By
of Valet.

Sweater, $145
and shirt, $89 by Ralph Lauren. Belt, $90 by Rugby

Fall Staple

The Merino Sweater

It's not that we don't like cashmere. But those luxurious sweaters, with their silky softness, tend to feel a bit precious. Not to mention that many a cashmere sweater (whether pricey or not) tend to pill. Which is why, especially this time of year, you should look for sweaters made from merino. Crewneck, V-neck or cardigan, you won't find a better workhorse for your autumn/winter wardrobe. They're lightweight and breathable yet still warm, hard-wearing while still extremely soft. A sweater cut from a classic 12-gauge merino will keep you looking sharp for years—with nary a tear, pill or stretched-out neck in sight—if you treat it right. Perhaps that's why brands like Ralph Lauren and J.Crew sell them in over a dozen colors.

Other Options
 

J.Crew,
$78

 

Vince,
$225

 

Club Monaco, $90

 

Jack Spade,
$245

 

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