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Gant Rugger’s fair isle crewneck sweater is a great example of just how successful a busier pattern can be when it’s done in a range of muted colors.

Featuring mostly tans and browns with just a few pops of red, yellow, and blue, it draws in the eye without becoming overwhelming. And because of its largely neutral palette, it’ll play nice with the other items in your wardrobe. 100% lambswool with ribbed on the cuffs and hem ensures it’ll actually keep you warm, as well. Function!

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It recently hit at Blackbird for $145, and the size small already is sold out. Considering Rugger’s current popularity coupled with the undeniable appeal of this piece in particular, you can rest assured that it’s gonna keep moving fast. Move quick to score one for yourself.

—Jonathan

(Images courtesy of Blackbird)

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For those of us with an affection for fair isle knits in general, but a basic aversion to the more intense varieties thereof, J. Crew‘s Aberdeen Fair Isle sweater is a welcome addition to the brand’s fall lineup.

Done up in lambswool in a 7-guage knit, the heather gray base is a nicely subdued backdrop to the many blues, purples, and reds that feature in the pattern itself.

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This sweater is definitely a piece that I could see becoming a personal wardrobe staple. Bold enough to actually own up to the long-standing fair isle heritage, but not so loud that it would be difficult to work into a given outfit.

Granted, I’d probably want to play it pretty subtle on the other pieces. If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, though…well, why the hell not?

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The price hits at a pretty friendly $98, and it’s available online. Time to get clicking.

—Jonathan

(Images courtesy of J. Crew)

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