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The Return of the Wool Sweater

In a sartorial universe where sweaters seem to be divided between acrylic and cashmere, the original material – plain old wool – is often forgotten or associated with the duller end of fashion. But wool is making a big comeback, and The Campaign for Wool (supported by the Prince of Wales) is making sure we hear it loud and clear. The organization has a partnered with over 100 retailers, including Burberry.

Pick of the bunch: Oversized check pullovers from Burberry London, perfect for dressing up or down. The classic round neckline, fine ribbed trim, and long sleeves never go out of style. Pair them with modern tailored trousers and lace-ups. They may be for men, but will no doubt be purloined by wives and girlfriends. Both are 50% off.

And why not wool? It’s natural, renewable, biodegradable, and a natural insulator. More importantly for those who want to get the most of their wardrobe budget, wool is trans-seasonal—its hygroscopic abilities allow it to react to any changes in body temp, keeping the wearer comfortable in both warm and cold weather. Wool fibers also have a protective waxy coating that make them resistant to stains, and their anti-static properties protect them from dust. Tired of hand washing? Worry not. Most wool sweaters can now be machine washed and tumble dried.

Published October 17, 2013 by Ingrid Cudia
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