{09.20.11} Trends


Tommy Hilfiger,

  • The Duke of Windsor popularized Fair Isle sweaters in the 1920s.
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The Loud Sweater

They're not the traditional Fair Isle patterns of classic intarsia sweaters. These are bold mixes of colors, patterns and hardware with a roguish, rakish bravado. Topping the season's standouts is this lambswool cardigan by Tommy Hilfiger—an apres ski intarsia pattern up top, Hudson's Bay blanket stripes on the bottom, with wooden toggles and a contrasting shawl collar. For something a bit less bold, Oliver Spencer and Gant Rugger offer more monochromatic takes. Too busy? Not if you keep the rest of your colors restrained and sophisticated.


Oliver Spencer, $215

Steven Alan, $248

Topman, $84

Gant Rugger, $195