of a Classic
The Shawl Collar Cardigan
It's a menswear staple that has seemingly been around forever and yet, every fall, designers release new incarnations of this handsome seasonal favorite. Everyone from Steve McQueen to your Grandfather can appreciate the appeal of a shawl collar cardigan—a piece of clothing that's at once laid back and dignified. The heavier-knit versions offer the classic warmth and versatility of a sweater, while the shawl neck takes it safely away from being dull. As the autumn air turns a bit crisp, toss one over your T-shirt and jeans. Or dress it up by teaming it with a proper shirt and tie as a replacement for the jacket you wear to work. It might feel like you're wearing an old sweatshirt, but you instantly look put together. And with varying versions in a range of price points, you're sure to find one that fits your style.