Photo: Howard Yount
I have this problem where all of my sweaters keep getting holes in the elbows. Attribute it to sharp bones or too much table leaning or both, but it's an issue that begs attention. Last Christmas I convinced my Mum to knit me some elbow patches for my grey Comme Play sweater, and I've never looked back. (Mum, if you're reading this, kindly dust off those knitting needles cos I've got two more holes on the go.) In a happy twist of fate, now that everybody's going nuts over classic Ivy League style, elbow patches are reappearing all over the show. I want to see them on everything from cashmere sweaters to cotton crews, tweed blazers to corduroy suits. If someone can show me a classic Shetland sweater with leather arm patches I'll be sold. Until then, Howard Yount's V Neck offering above is looking pretty good, as is this A.P.C. bad boy from Qubic here in Auckland. And if all else fails, holla at your mother.
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