How to Wear a Fair Isle Sweater

Who says men can’t wear patterns? These sweaters have a history with harsh-weather men that dates back centuries. Wear one with a trim cut and style it with… well… basically anything.

Released on 1/15/2014

Credits

Starring: Jim Moore

Transcript

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[Jim] Important thing to do with a lot of
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these classics, like the Fair Isle sweater,
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is turn it a little bit on its head.
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Wear it in a different way.
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Wear it with something a little bit unexpected.
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You don't wanna look traditional head-to-toe.
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You want something there that throws it off.
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In fall, you need a little bit of pattern,
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you need a little bit of fanciness.
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It's got that heritage.
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I love it when you wear it underneath a duffle coat.
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I love it under a jean jacket.
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I think it's great by itself,
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with a chambray shirt underneath
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and a pair of khakis or a pair of corduroys,
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can pull a lot of those colors out.
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Another thing to remember about a Fair Isle sweater,
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is to pick one that's cut trim.
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Because there are still a few leftovers out there,
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this is definitely something you don't wanna buy in
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the old man store.
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