There's certainly been a resurgence in the popularity of cardigans in recent seasons, particularly shawl collar versions. As much as I'm a fan of this variety, I'm always on the lookout for something more unusual and this is a great option. If it's mild enough, many cardigans work perfectly in place of a jacket and 45rpm directly reference that by including a notched lapel. First and foremost, it's a great alternative to the shawl collar but also allows their cardigan to be worn in a variety of ways. Hand knitted from 100% cotton, further character is added by combining a series of different textures. The ribbed placket and pockets and an open weave on the collar, cuffs and hem work beautifully alongside the plain body. The natural wooden buttons are also a great accent on the blue version and this may be my favourite colour. That said, the maroon would definitely be extremely versatile. A choice between the two might be difficult but whichever you prefer, the cardigan itself is a classic and one that offers a really refreshing alternative.
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I'm sure everybody is just trying to find that perfect sport coat to drop a C note on this spring, so look no further. Between that grey Patrik Ervell blazer and this 45rpm coat, you're options should be covered. While the price is beyond my current reach, there is no denying how nice this coat looks. 100% Suvin cotton. Silky to the touch. Fitted with nautical-inspired details. This would be an easy piece to wear 4-5 days a week for me as it would go with all of the denims and chinos I could throw it's way, it might even work alright with some shorts. 45rpm continues to focus on it's high quality, high price, highly nice items. I hope this brand is still doing okay in Asia because I know it won't be able to rely on the North American market in the next couple seasons.
It might not be an absolute must have for everyone, but it made for a better blog title. I would highly recommend a yellow jacket for the spring. It could be a rain slicker by Shipley & Halmos or J. Crew, a poplin blazer or a pull over, like this one by 45rpm. I think you can even go with a bright yellow or a more muted tone, either way it adds an element of spring color while remaining functional. Especially in these transitional months heading into spring when it's still dark and rainy, a yellow jacket will brighten up your day. I find yellow compliments a lot of the colors I am already wearing so it would be easy to throw in the mix. I don't personally like to add a ton of color into an item I can't take off either, so keeping it on the outerwear is also a good idea for minute to minute versatility. Go find one.