The Vintage Cowichan Novelty Sweater

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I am a big fan of vintage clothing. They’re filled with so much character that you just can’t find today!  Unless you go bespoke or completely custom, there’s no way you’re going to get specific lapels, particular cuts/designs, or even cool fabric.  Vintage is a staple of my wardrobe and I am always on the lookout for something cool to add into my rotation!  Outerwear and sweaters in particular are a great way to add some vintage pizzaz into your own outfits.  A few articles ago we talked about the vintage M-43 field jacket and the Fair Isle Sweater vest. This time we’re going to look at a vintage Cowichan sweater.

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Fair Isle Sweater Vests are Great

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There are a lot of controversial things that this blog advocates.  Spear point collars, collar bars, high rise trousers, and white socks are just a few of those pieces!  Whether you wear these things together or incorporate one, you end up with a cool vintage look that sets your sartorial game apart from everyone else.  Now it’s time to talk about another addition to “Ethan’s Favorite Things”:  the fair isle sweater vest.

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Old School Cool with Vintage Sweaters

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Sweaters have been around for a long time.  Today, guys mainly wear them two ways: as a replacement shirt (crew neck) or as a layering item for business casual (v-neck).   Don’t get me wrong, sweaters are great!  However, there is something about the styles and patterns of vintage sweaters that make them such an awesome piece for me.  They go great with more formal clothes, to give you that smart, “vintage” look!

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