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  • With an area just under three square miles, Fair Isle's population hovers around 70 people.

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Fair Isle

Popularized by the Duke of Windsor back in the day, the graphic knits from Fair Isle—a small island just north of Scotland—have been worn by folks in the country for more than a century. And at a time when anything rugged with an authentic heritage is in fashion, the hearty highland knits couldn't be  more on trend. This fall, the graphic pattern has found its way into collections as varied as Burberry and Patrik Ervell to Club Monaco. But just remember, a little goes a long way.

Wool ties, $69 by Club Monaco

Scarf, $45 at Bloomingdale's

Socks, $20 by Ralph Lauren

Lambswool vest, $49.50 by Lands' End


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