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3 Ways to Wear a Sweater Polo

3 Ways
to Wear a Sweater Polo

Billie Todd’s designer on how to wear the seasonal staple

Todd Kozan wearing the Billie Todd Edgar cashmere long-sleeve polo

When you think of heirloom gifts, you think of items like watches or blankets. But what about a cashmere sweater? Thirty years after a cashmere sweater was made that his dad passed down to him, Todd Kozan was inspired to create his brand. Billie Todd offers a luxurious collection of men's knitwear that blends classic construction with a modern sensibility.

Designed in Boston, Billie Todd produces their knitwear in Hawick, Scotland. The cashmere has a great weight to it thanks to the Scottish yarns that are produced by Todd & Duncan, the world's leading cashmere yarn spinners with over 150 years of producing soft yet strong material using sustainable production techniques. Also, “Billie” is an endearing Scottish word, meaning lifelong companion—much like the sweater you'll own for the next few decades, at least.

Billie Todd Edgar Cashmere Long-Sleeve Polo

The Edgar polo's Miano stitched collar.

Billie Todd Edgar Cashmere Long-Sleeve Polo

The Edgar polo's Miano stitched collar.

Polo sweaters are definitely having a moment this fall, as brands like Norse Projects, Buck Mason and Alex Mill are all offering some great options. Billie Todd just recently launched their own knit polo, which I'm already a fan of. The brand created a three-button style that's casual enough on its own or dressed up under a blazer. They employ a classic (yet often overlooked due to the additional time and yarn it requires) technique called the Milano stitch, which ensures the collar keeps its structure, even when layered. It makes for a small, but appreciated detail to this menswear staple. Personally, I can't stand when the collar of a sweater polo is flimsy and gets all bunched up whenever a jacket is over it. We caught up with the man behind the cashmere to see what he suggests pairing with the new polo.

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3 Ways to Wear
a Sweater Polo

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The Commute

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The
Commute

Timeless yet versatile staples to elevate your everyday fit. Look as put-together at your desk as you would away from it.

Men's sweater polo commuting outfit

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1) Edgar cashmere long-sleeve polo,
$385 by Billie Todd

2) Dress trouser,
$395 by Sid Mashburn

3) Ashby wax jacket,
$395 by Barbour

4) Cashmere beanie,
$150 by Billie Todd

5) Black Blizzard watch,
$1,500 by Shinola

6) Calder wingtip boot,
$575 / $430 by Barker

7) Oliver sunglasses,
$584 by Oliver Peoples

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The Weekend Getaway

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The
Weekend Getaway

A classic overnight bag, a great pair of readers and a top-notch bottle of Scotch whisky are all you need. Be sure to pack light but with style. You never know what adventures the weekend may throw your way.

Men's sweater polo weekend getaway outfit

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1) Edgar cashmere long-sleeve polo,
$385 by Billie Todd

2) Slim-fit stretch jean,
$158 by Todd Snyder

3) Winston jacket,
$575 by Dehen 1920

4) Sherry oak 18-year-old scotch,
$399.99 by The Macallan

5) Comfort craftsman boot,
$539 by R.M. Williams

6) Hobo travel bag,
$609.59 by Bleu de Chauffe

7) Porgy backstage reading glasses,
$99 by Caddis

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The Holiday Gathering

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The
Holiday Gathering

Ready to banter? For a look that conveys the celebratory spirit of the evening, opt for the classic jeans and Chelsea boots. Elevate your game by throwing on a tailored year-round wool blazer.

Men's sweater polo holiday gathering outfit

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1) Edgar cashmere long-sleeve polo,
$385 by Billie Todd

2) Rinsed organic selvedge jean,
$168 by Taylor Stitch

3) Kincaid No. 3 jacket,
$1,350 by Sid Mashburn

4) Wareing Chelsea boot,
$290 by Loake

5) Submariner date watch,
$10,100 by Rolex

How to Care
for Cashmere

Steamery Pilo 2 Fabric Shaver

Pilo 2 fabric shaver,
$60 by Steamery

Besides hand washing and air-drying your sweaters, you'll also need a pill remover to help preserve your garment. The fabric shaver removes lint and pilling from different materials and your cashmere sweater is one of them. This handy wireless shaver has six precision blades, so it's effective yet gentle on your clothes. Plus, it can also be used while charging.

Steamery Pilo 2 Fabric Shaver

Pilo 2 fabric shaver,
$60 by Steamery

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