Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Wool and Windowpane
Robert Talbott repp foulard tie
Polo Ralph Lauren cardigan
Polo Ralph Lauren navy chino
Allen Edmonds brown tassel loafer
More than an entire year I waited to buy this cardigan as it made its way from $445 to $222.50 to $111.25 at a local menswear shop. At last, I pulled the trigger when I received an extra 30% off the final price.
Is $77.88 a lot to spend on a cardigan? Yes. For an avid thrifter and eBay shopper, that's a lot to spend on anything. Yet, the value of something like this goes beyond original price and the amount I saved. With a soft wool outer shell and pima cotton inner shell, this cardigan is incredibly well made. The lightweight wool makes for three-season use, while the very presence and styling of the cardigan serves as an acceptable substitute for blazers in not-so-formal occasions.
It make have taken a year, but my patience paid off and I couldn't be happier.