Travis Gumbs: One of my favorite aspects of the cold weather is the ability to layer and wear heavier clothing. You can do so much more, sartorially speaking, in colder weather. The shawl neck pullover, one of my favorites last winter, hasn’t lost any of its popularity this season. It’s the perfect midpoint between a crew neck sweater and a cardigan that lets you maintain a classy look. Most shawl collars are wool and harbor good warmth. The ability to easily seesaw between casual and dressy looks is the most appealing aspect of the piece. You can pair it with jeans or sweats as easily as you can layer with a shirt and tie. Pieces like this are key in keeping a balanced, clutter-free closet of optimum efficiency.
- Ralph Lauren Rugby shawl
- Vintage Corduroy vest
- Brooklyn Circus 8-panel Newsboy
- Nudies Grim Tim jeans
- Clarks desert boots
- Vintage Leather gaiters
The shawl I’m sporting is Rugby. The fit is perfect and the suede elbow patches add a bit of character. The hat is the same 8-panel BKc hat that I did a post on this spring. It’s certainly surely grown on me; I wear it just about everyday. The boots are old Clarks dessert boots but accessorized with some vintage leather gaiters to add some flair.
- Vintage Sailors cap (Made in Somalia)
- J.Crew Lambswool Shawl Collar pullover
- J.Crew utility shirt
- Tanner Goods x 3Ssixteen leather bracelet
- Vintage wool Pendleton jacket
- Lands End Jeans (tailored)
- Sebago x Street Etiquette Lighthouse boots (sold out)
Joshua Kissi: When it comes to headwear, this vintage sailor’s cap has to be among my favorite thrift store finds. The bold color palette and pattern are what caught my eye when I came across it. This jacket is all about the details. The corduroy collar, button snap closures, and double pockets all play a big part in my fondness for the piece. Our good friend and fellow blogger Jazzi Mcgilbert gifted the jacket to me from her thrifting ventures in Arizona.
The shawl collar pullover is the perfect piece for the fall and winter months. Travis shows this versatility by layering with it other pieces and also wearing it by itself.
Photos by R.Walker
The shawl neck sweater is one of those pieces that is known for its role as a collegiate staple. Many athletes and students sported these sweaters in the mid-1900s. Below is a picture dated 1922 of a student wearing a unique letterman version of this fine garment.