Rodarte for Men’s Knitwear Revolution.

December 31, 2009
2009‘s AW season was to be the one to remember. The one which would mark my prising myself away from my countless slimline v-necks and basic slouchy cardis to embrace the knit of the more unusual kind, chunkier or bulkier, mohair instead of merino. Countless receipts detailing purchases of the former go some way in telling me this didn’t quite happen.
Nevertheless, as we move ever closer to SS10 a second chance is proffered. Yes, you heard right, it appears designers are now acknowledging the fact that the Irish population no longer experience the elusive “Summer” and are forever more in desperate, year-round need of wool to warm them. The thoughtful designers in question are, of course, the ever-aware Rodarte sisters.

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Granted these are still slimline but I’m fairly sure they tick the ‘unusual’ box what with all that brightly coloured distressing.

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Ignoring the fact that these are to be sold at the thoroughly disgusting price of $2,760 (and as the observant Adrien Field has observed, are only half-way there jumpers), they’re the perfect opportunity for knitwear experimentation – draped over a fitted white vest, or au naturel under a skinny black blazer.

FYI, friends, family and wildly generous fans-of-the-blog, Christmas 2010 is only 360 days away….

Available exclusively at Opening Ceremony.

Images from The Field Notes

  • Richard Kilroy December 31, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    oh my GOD, that price is truly extortionate. I bought one of the kate moss for Topshop jumpers that was an imitation. Granted the pattern and fit aren't quite as elegant, but it's surprisingly still a really nice and original item.

  • ana January 1, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    they are truly, legitimately beautiful, though. but i almost feel like i could knit one myself if i tried hard enough

  • John Malvin January 2, 2010 at 7:31 am

    Amazing. Only if I had an extra 2,000 lying around somewhere…

  • Andrea January 4, 2010 at 2:04 am

    oh my goodness, i'm so glad i bumped into your blog (via john malvin's blog). i love men. i love men in good clothes, and those sweaters by rodarte are just killing me… thanks for sharing. xo