Sartorially Savvy’s Must Have Item of the Week!


Greetings Gentle Readers, Sartorially Savvy here with a little something new!! This week begins a new feature here at “Keeping Up…” We’ll be coming to you each week with a weekly MUST HAVE. Something that should be in your closet in hopes of helping you all “Keep Up…” stylishly and have the ever illusive, all important, complete wardrobe! We’ll list the item, and tell you how you can wear it in different environments and how to use it to pull off different looks and what to pair it with. If you already have it in your closet, excellence! if not, then do your best to get it!! We know this is a recession, so we won’t be telling you all to go out and cop Birkin bags or anything… only what’s very necessary like Salt-n-Pepa!

The cable knit crewneck sweater

Classic like a pair of door knocker earrings and a Kangol, the cable knit crewneck sweater is to your wardrobe what rice is to the world; that is it’s a staple. For those who don’t know, a crew neck is the most popular and common type of neck in most tops. It’s etymology comes from the sweaters worn by oarsmen, or those who rowed the oars on boat. These men were the boat’s crew… hence, crewneck. Crewnecks are round and collarless. Pretty simple right? Bet.

The next part is just as simple, the cable knit refers to the stitching producing a pattern resembling the twisting of two ply cable. Basic enough right? Cable knit crewnecks are staples because of their classic nature, widespread availability and ease of wearing. It’s a piece that is universally flattering. Make sure you have your size. The shoulder seam should be at your shoulders, not your elbows and the sweater should fit fairly close to the body, without too much excess on the sides. You’re wearing a sweater, not a garbage bag. You can wear them by themselves, or put a button down oxford, tee, or polo underneath or a jean jacket or blazer over top.
Cable knits come in almost every color in the rainbow; seriously, we have one in eggplant, and texture, from cotton, to cashmere and a blend of almost everything in between. Stick to natural fibers with these because they’ll last longer and keep their shape better than synthetics. Pair these with jeans and sneakers for a casual weekend look, or slacks and loafers, or a pencil skirt and pumps for look that goes from day in the office to a night on the town. Be sure to cop the cable knit crewneck in your signature of favorite color, and when pairing with an oxford or polo, try either the exact same color for a sophisticated monochromatic look, or a contrasting complementary color. We pair our eggplant sweater with either an eggplant oxford, or lime green polo. Just like rice, the cable knit crewneck is all about what you pair it with. Make it your own, play with color, texture, and accessories. Just make sure you have at least one in your closet!! Until next time Gentle Readers…

Stylishly Yours,
Sartorially Savvy
“Fashions fade, but style is eternal” ~ Yves Saint Laurent

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7 comments:

Sartorially Savvy said...

I had one on today!!! LOL

The Socialite said...

lol you know thats your style...of course you had one on today. :)

Sartorially Savvy said...

Well... You know me!! They don't just work for me though!!! They work for everyone!!!

Anonymous said...

I had no idea this would be considered a staple peice. So, what can't this be worn with? bcm

Sartorially Savvy said...

Not too much... They pretty much go with everything. Even shorts, if it's a little brisk one summer evening, or you're on a boat and it's a little windy, the cable knit crew neck still works. The only thing we'd say not to pair it with, is another sweater...

WHY IZ H said...

hot look

Nicole Marie said...

I looooove cable knit sweaters on guys...yummmy.

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