Sweater Weather

Fall comes pretty early up where I live, and generally I don’t mind rushing in the season early with the heartier outfits I wear the second that Labor Day ends.

But since our Winters are deadly serious and seemingly ceaseless, I try and hold off on wearing sweaters until November. Otherwise by March I’m sick of every cardigan, cableknit, and cowichan I own.

Now that sweater season is in full swing, I’m finally able to break out the Gant Rugger Dot Jacquard V-neck I spotted at the label’s Soho store.

A little bit Newsies, a little bit Network, it blends a 1930s coziness with a 1970s swankiness that lets the late Fall know I’m good and ready for it, at last.

Boldly mismatching its maroon hue with drab olive and inky turquoise amps up the Autumn palette to the extreme, and suggests a dweeby, inherited-at-boarding-school backstory for the sweater.

Come the final and still-frozen days of March, I’m sure I’ll be fully fed up with the sweater and its red-brick thickness. But for now/for November it couldn’t feel more perfect.

4 Responses to “Sweater Weather”

  1. Sarah Says:


    i love your Sweater. Do you have it in small? Does it fits regular or smaller?

  2. DinTX Says:

    are you sure you are not Jandek? that third shot is very “somebody in the snow”… good stuff! thanks, DinTX

  3. will Says:

    Hey Sarah, Yes I have the sweater in a Small. I suppose it fits as a typical Small, but if Gant had offered it in an XS I would’ve chosen that one instead, which is to say that the Small I own isn’t THAT small.

  4. Sarah Says:

    Thanks for your Answer. 🙂

    The sweater is completely sold out in my Country. What a pity.;-(

    I wish you a nice weekend.

    Greetings from Duesseldorf