Keep Warm, Look Cool: Patrik Ervell Cardigan

Posted on April 26, 2011

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Patrik Ervell Cardigan in army

It’s going to be winter time when I make my way down to Melbourne (perhaps permanently) and thus decided to do some cardigan hunting online when I stumbled upon Patrik Ervell knitwear. This Shawl collar cardigan with snap closures down center front and antique copper snaps reinforced with nylon webbing is pretty classic looking. Fact is, in Navy blue, it reminds me of James Bond’s smart casual look in Quantum of Solace.

Featuring two outside hip pockets with flaps and a pocket on the outside left chest. Fully fashioned with a textured seed stitch used throughout with rib knit cuff and hem to retain shape; it differs from Mr Bond’s Tom Ford shawl cardigan in one aspect (ok, maybe two) – Price (and Tom Ford’s version has nicer buttons).

Available in a variety of colours including “army” which incidentally I feel does the most justice to Ervell’s design aesthetic; the texture literally pops out at you. Manufactured in Peru and made from 85% pima cotton, 15% silk and priced at USD345, it’s a decent investment on a sophisticated cardigan that will bring you stylish joy for years to come.

Alternatively, you could always for the Patrik Ervell in Ivory discounted option over at Foward by Revolve. This version follows the same shawl style collar with snap button front and front pockets sans chest pocket and USD145 off.

Patrik Ervell Cardigan in Ivory

Retailing at $200, it’s sure to get taken off the market fast. Or you stave off buyer’s remorse in the knowledge that for $145 more, you’re getting 15% silk unlike the chest-pocket-less version which is only 100% cotton.

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