Lately I’ve found myself gravitating toward clothes that not only are comfortable, but evoke a sense of ease, familiarity and calm. A fisherman sweater is one of those pieces with the kind of easy elegance that helps my outfits feel grounded.
For some a “fisherman” sweater means only the traditional Irish hand-knitted wool version. I’m using the generally accepted broader definition which includes crewneck or turtleneck pullovers with a cable knit, rib knit or otherwise textured appearance.
Above, after reading so many raves (some from friends) about Jenni Kayne fisherman sweaters, I decided to try this one in cotton. It’s spendy, yes, but really well-made from a soft but substantial cotton, and has a lovely fit and drape. (Now that our weather is finally cooling down, you’ll be seeing it soon.)
There’s also a cashmere version, which gets rave reviews.
Here’s a cotton-wool blend, offered in sizes XXS-3X.
What are the “comfort food” items in your wardrobe?