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Archival Cardigan Review

May 1st, 2009
Cardigans are photogenic

Welt pockets & knit cuffs

Contrasting trim?

High buttoning neck (6, 7 or 8 buttons?)

As outerwear (but not bulky)
Machine knit in the U.S.A.
Sleeve sizing is tricky (no balloon arms)
100% Worsted Wool

Color or Grayscale?

Coming soon: Archival Buttons

A letterman style sweater worn by a University of Oregon women’s tennis player from the 1930s.

Shopping from 2005: EG Shooting Cardigan

March 4th, 2009

Wool remnants at Centralia Knitting Mills

I tend to dodge the release of current clothing lines since most of the items are beyond my price point (Barbour x designer collaborations), are only available in Japan/Italy/UK or end up being total design disappointments.
In the last decade, however, there are a few high end clothing items I truly regret not acquiring. First among them is the Engineered Garments random loomed sweater from the 2005 Fall/Winter collection. In catalog form, it contains all the elements of a perfect sweater: cardigan style, complex pocketing, two-way zipper and an on-the-shrunken-side fit (doesn’t swamp the layers). I also love the red and black random loomed wool.
I’d trade the entire new EG line for women for the reissue of this one cardigan.