1970’s cream-colored men’s cardigan

Whether you’re taking a brisk walk in the autumn chill, laughing with friends and seeing your breath, or just relaxing at home or work or school, this soft cream-colored cardigan with warm brown buttons will help you do any of your chosen activities in style and comfort.  Made by Monarch, this is a classic 1970’s take on the old cardigan style by adding the generously-proportioned collar.    Click here for more views and sizing information.

Pringle Of Scotland

Aside from being ridiculously fun to say (try and do it without smiling), Pringle Of Scotland is one of our favorite cold-weather labels. With a hugely impressive near-300 years behind them, it’s safe to say that this Scottish born and bred company knows precisely what they’re doing.

Founded 1815 in Britain by Robert Pringle, not only did Robert begin what would become the most respected and admired knitwear house in the world, he actually coined the term, “knitwear” when a knitted garment of his was worn as outerwear (presumably by a handsome sheep herder). Robert continued his innovative streak by creating the instantly recognizable checkered argyle pattern and for inventing the term and style, “twinset“, which, we all know, quickly became most sought after by Europe’s elite socialites. We owe Mr. Pringle a grand thanks for his cashmere creativity. And for keeping us warm all Winter long.

As if all this weren’t enough, Pringle of Scotland has had the foresight and business savvy to keep up with the current fashion set. Employing the fair-skinned, fire flaxen British actress Tilda Swinton for their 2010 ad campaign was brilliantly off the beaten model path. Swathed in rich Pringle sweaters, the photos were incredibly successful for the company, putting them once again on the lips of media and blog sweethearts.

Additionally, showcased during their menswear show in Milan on January 18th, 2010, Pringle released a mini cartoon documentary. With a relaxing voice-over and animated by artist David Shrigley, the flick is adorable. I now know that Pringle uses the softest cashmere from the belly of goats and sheep and what bobbin trees and jumpers are.

Click on the link and then “brand film” to enjoy.


Below are images from Tilda’s ad campaign, photos of Pringle garments and items for sale from our website.

2011 Pantone Spring Resort Colors

As part of today’s current Women’s Wear Daily news, Pantone has come out with a chart that best represents the most popular colors we can expect to see douse the apparel’s Spring 2011 season.

From WWD:

Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, said, “This time, everything is a little more exotic. It really has to do with everything that is happening in the world. There is still a lot of concern about the economy and life in general. It is very natural that designers would have those things in their thought process as they choose their colors.”

Below are Pantone’s picks, followed by their appeal reason. And then I’ve included a few picks from our website that incorporate one or more of these colors. Real men do wear pastels!

A flirtatious and feel-good color.

Blues have been gaining momentum with the fashion flock. As a cooling tone, regatta has a calming appeal.

Exotic oranges have been around for several seasons. It’s a bright Spring color.

Yellows have been gaining ground in recent seasons and the popularity of beeswax is an extension of that.

Many people have learned that green works well as a neutral and are more inclined to wear it on a more regular basis.

Carmen Marc Valvo and Nary Manivong are fans of this one. Blue Curacao’s strong showing taps into the interest in turquoise, which was Pantone’s 2010 color of the year.

Russet, like silver peony, has a slightly peachy tone. Both shades represent a wide range of nude tones. Wonderful against many different skin tones.

Ethereal and peachy, silver peony appeals to many women.

The purple family has come on strong in the past few years. “Purple is the most creative color,” Eiseman said. “Lavender is very popular with people in fashion. It comes from a marriage of blue and red, which are absolute opposites. Artistic and creative people get that.”

Ports 1961 and Ella Moss are a few that looked skyward. A good background color.