Does anyone else feel like things just shifted into high gear right after Thanksgiving? I swear, things dragged from Halloween until turkey day, but now we’re cruising. We’ve already bought and set up our tree. I’m hanging the lights this week. I even think we have most of our shopping done (for the kids at least). Regardless, we’re smack dab in the middle of sweater weather, and I’ve been running around a lot popping in and out fo the car on errands and outings. I usually wear wool sweaters when it gets cold, but this cotton sweater from Brooks Brothers has been a nice change of pace.
Wool is fantastic for cold weather, but heavy cotton like this sweater, when layered, can be just as warm. I’ve been wearing this one with a dress shirt and an undershirt. Lately I’ve also been struggling with whether I’m an undershirt guy or not, but I’ll save that for another blog post. However, with this outfit, and while wearing most cotton sweaters during fall and winter, the extra warmth an undershirt provides outweighs both the bulkiness and “uncool” factor in my opinion.
I really love the buttons on this too! They add a nice contrast to the white fabric and pair well with the beautiful cobalt blue stripes. The sleeves are a bit long for me in the XL size (I take a 35 inch sleeve in my shirts), but not too long that it looks goofy. This tends to be my only complaint with Brooks Brothers tops. My chest is too big and I’m too tall for a large, but I’m too thin for an XL. They Brooks Brothers XL slim pieces fit me perfectly, but not everything receives a run in that size. Other than that, I’ll continue to shop there and find incredible pieces like this sweater.
Be sure to check out some of my other sweater inspiration here!