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The Modern Guide to The Thing Before Preppy

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Autumn Prep...

Photo by Salt Water New England

A perfect piece of knitwear for banging around a castle.  



  1. Shawl collar cardigan (swoon) in nothing smaller than a men’s medium, alas. I searched with hope in my heart through its offerings for women, but Cordings has a very different narrative running through that collection. I’d be willing to emerge from stealth mode to sign a petition ;-)

  2. I want your clothes budget.

  3. Just perfect! As always! Thank you once again, so very much!

  4. "Why bother about winter?" said the Grasshopper

  5. You know? I was waxing about the approach of fall to my wife at the dinner table yesterday evening: cooler weather, fewer biting/stinging insects, fall rains, longer nights, fires in the fire pit out back on Friday and Saturday evenings, colorful leaves by the end of October (in Mid-Michigan), the fireplace in use once again. The best of the four seasons. And I say that as a fan of winter sports, mind you.

    Best Regards,


  6. Its a lovely sweater, with its lush (read: thick) knit it could be a jacket. The autumnal color is perfect. However, here in south-central Pennsylvania it will be many more weeks until my favorite weather arrives and such a sweater could be comfortably worn.

    1. Unfortunately we only had one or two very cold weeks last winter (here in the mid-Atlantic). I really miss wearing wool but unless it's very, very lightweight, it's just too warm now.


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