Happy Valentine’s Day dear readers! I am back after a bout of illness, laziness, coldness, dullness and weird busy-ness that involves doing nothing for hours; I seriously hope you still remember me (the guy who obsesses over bags too much and sometimes talks about stuff you actually like). So having suffered from a fever and a short-lived coldwave that caused me to actually use my winter clothes (in my country, the lowest temperatures usually fall to in winter is around 70 degrees Fahrenheit), I have a confession to make. I am not a sweater person.
There, I said it. Now y’all are gonna judge me so much, maybe I’ll hide somewhere for a while.
Oh you aren’t judging?
Gee, that’s so NICE of you.
Why don’t I like sweaters, you ask? Well, I just don’t like the feeling of wool brushing against my skin, often generating more heat than necessary, and having mostly worn sweaters in times when I was sick, you can guess that the memories I’ve associated with sweaters or jumpers aren’t really the most pleasant in general.
Another thing I don’t really like about sweaters is how they are so unflattering, highlighting exactly those places (small shoulders, wide hips) that I desperately want to hide. However, turtlenecks seem to be that category of sweaters that makes everyone look good: whether it’s the people who look hot regardless of what they do (or don’t) wear, or the rest of the human race. In a similar fashion, the leopard print is a color, though too often misunderstood as effeminate AND whether you love, hate or sniffle at animal prints, actually looks great on everyone, especially in the darker, more powerful shade.
So, here I am showcasing to y’all the perfect winter ensemble, the Saint Laurent Brown Wool and Mohair Leopard Turtleneck from SSENSE!
Hedi Slimane’s Saint Laurent is the more contemporary take on the original maison of Yves Saint Laurent, emphasizing athleisure and redefining masculinity. In its attempt to establish a dressed-down version of gallantry (something we only seem to associate with Austen’s male heroes), Saint Laurent favors lightweight, comfortable fabrics cut meticulously for a clean silhouette with minimal detailing. And it is this combination of a relaxed sense of versatility and streamlined sharpness that is prominent in this sophisticated light camel and marron patterned, long-sleeved, stretch brushed wool and mohair-blend sweater with the ultra-chic rib-knit black turtleneck collar and hems.