October 3, 2006
The Shirt Snob loves simple cardigan sweaters with buttons or zippers down the front. In times where you don't want to think too much about what you are wearing because you're in a rush, they are an easy way to look cute. Here's one we just found that we really like, the Cable Sweater by Project-E . This sweater has a hood, the signature XX's on the left bust, frayed edges, and six large buttons down the front. It is available in four colors: blue, grass, red, and sable.
October 2, 2006
This weekend was rather cool in the Northeast, so our minds are on sweaters right now The Three Color Knit Cardy by Cacharel is one that we really like. It is made of a wool and angora blend, so it's very warm. There are hidden snap buttons down the front, 3/4 length sleeves with banded ends, and thick verticle stripes of grey, brown, and yellow. We think this would be a great top to put on this fall over some of your favorite shirts.
March 15, 2006
If you are interested in independent designers, go check out Maneater Threads, a new online boutique. The company has items from a number of designers (including Kara Janx from the second season of Project Runway-we like her Kimono Dress). The site offers a personal shopper, gift wrapping, seasonal promotionis, and special offers for shoppers who register. Some of the items we like from the site include the Black Skull Camisole (and we all know how big skulls are right now) by Soul Revival, the Wicked Top (hey,the Shirt Snob lives in Boston after all!) also by Soul Revival, and the Floral Kimono Top by Geren Ford. The site also offers accessories, dresses, lingerie, pants, and skirts.
November 23, 2005
Our other sweater cardigan of the day is also by Lily McNeal. The Long Tie Cardigan is is long, with a skinny belt that ties in the front, and has slight kimono cuffs. It's also 100% cashmere, so you know you'll be super warm and cozy wearing this one. Besides black, it also comes in ivory and fawn. The Shirt Snob for some reason has never actually owned one of these long belted sweaters for some reason, instead always buying ones with either buttons or zippers. But we've always loved these cardigans, so we are very excited about both of these and hope you all are too.
August 12, 2005
Argyle sweaters are all the rage this fall. We're already posted on some great ones from Juicy, and even Old Navy is selling some. Here is one that the Shirt Snob thinks is a really cute variation, the Argyle Cardigan by Generra. All the sweaters of this kind that we've seen so far have been pull overs, so it's nice to see a button up version. It's very versatile, you can pair this sweater up with a long tank or a polo shirt, or you can wear it by itself. This sweater is 99% cashmere, has a V-neck and five buttons, and the sleeves are slightly cropped. There is a subtle glitter stitching throughout, and the back is totally nude, with no argyle pattern. Besides Desert Melon, this cardigan is also available in Chambord/Brown and Black/Bluefish.
August 10, 2005
Rebecca Taylor gets it right again with this next top. This sweater remind the Shirt Snob of the sweaters our moms wore when we were little, with it's creme color and cables. The Crew Cardigan is an instant favorite. Made of 80% merino wool and 20% nylon, this sweater is soft and yet keeps you warm. It has five buttons in the front, a ribbon that is laced throughout the top and ties at the neck, as well as bead and sequin detailin around the collar area. We really like how this is a modern version of what has been around for decades
July 23, 2005
The Shirt Snob knows we just posted on a Rebecca Taylor shirt yesterday, but we can't help but do so again because she has so many great shirts to choose from right now! The Dress Cardi with Tie in Blush is another favorite of ours. We just love how girly this pattern is, it makes us want to dress up like when we were five years old. The ribbon that runs through the waist area allows you to shape it as it fits your body. And you can tie it in the center as well as button it. Wear this shirt over your summer tanks and camisoles when the summer starts to cool down!