Although the fall weather has been slow to arrive on the East Coast, I took the opportunity to kick start the season with this Heather Charcoal Stripe Italian Merino wool crew neck sweater by Banana Republic. Not only is it a lightweight and easy to layer sweater, but it fits my classic menswear aesthetic perfectly. And although I usually stay away from wearing wool directly on my skin, the Italian merino wool is incredibly soft and comfortable, so I can wear it with just a t-shirt underneath.
In this photo, I wore a classic wool navy blazer over the sweater and on the bottom I wore gray wool trousers and brown double monks. This is a simple fall look that’s perfect for any day of the week and the wool crew is promising to be my favorite go-to sweater this season. Whether running errands around the neighborhood or to an event downtown the Heather Charcoal Stripe Italian Merino wool crew neck sweater will be a great option for a casual day or a more formal evening.