Rag & Bone have masterfully orchestrated the coalescence between traditional, timeless pieces and contemporary style. This new Flecked Wool Sweater from their autumn/winter 2012 collection is no exception. Putting aside just how usable and appropriate this piece is for the coming months, the sweater is also styled to perfection. Providing an on trend vintage aesthetic through the flecked detailing, it manages to simultaneously exude an ultra modern ruggedness that is so sought after by men these days.
However, whilst stylistic nuances are important, the practicality aspect of knitwear is perhaps even more so. Through 100% wool construction, this piece ensures complete warmth in the colder seasons, whilst also offering longevity due to the high quality materials used. Available in sizes S, M, L, and XL, this is a piece that would be perfect for the current trend of oversizing.
The versatility of the piece is definitely worth noting, with you being able to dress it up with a pair of wool trousers and a shirt layered underneath, or dress it down with a pair of slim fitting jeans and boots. Whichever way the piece is worn, it has to be considered a wardrobe staple.
At a price of £230 it is not a cheap, but it should be seen as an investment – in the coming months it will be an item that can be thoroughly relied upon.
A superb fusion of old and new, the sweater is available now over at Mr.Porter.