WEARING: Ace and Jig shirt, vintage sweater from Klåd, conventional leggings and JCrew boots I've had since 2004. I have to hand it to JCrew: their leather shoes (made in Italy) last forever. I've resoled the heels once and replaced one of the zippers a few times, and the leather is still beautiful and shines up like new. PHOTOGRAPHY: Victoria Corkhill
PSA: No beach south of the Mason-Dixon line should ever have to look like this. (The "beach" in question is really just the shoreline along the G.W. Parkway, but that's not the point).
Since Christmas, I've developed a near-maniacal obsession with handmade fisherman sweaters. The combination of coveting others' sweaters (family members' holiday sweaters and E from District of Chic come to mind) with the sub-zero hellscape we've been experiencing ultimately combined to create a fever within me. A fever that could only be tamed by a big wool sweater. Over the last few weeks, I've been combing Ebay and Etsy for The One, and this one from Etsy vintage shop Klåd is pretty darn close.
Underneath the sweater is another new purchase: an Ace and Jig collared button down in sort of a plaid chambray, which I snagged on sale.
This thick, soft shirt made a great base layer. And as I've shared before, Ace and Jig clothing is woven under fair labor conditions in a small factory in India. This particular shirt is sold out, but there are still several other pieces to be had at a discount if you scroll on down.
There's a little sparkle to the thicker vertical lines, which I kinda dig because it's unexpected (at least for me).
I can already tell that this shirt will be similar to my boots-- it will last for years and years, and the day collared shirts go out of style...well, I'll just continue wearing them. In my spaceship.
You can find more Ace and Jig goodness (including pieces for kiddos!) over on:
- Of a Kind (this yellow, black and white jacket always catches my eye, and shouldn't ever little kid have a baja? Yes.)
- Anthropologie (love this scarf and might scoop it up since it's on sale and perfect for early spring), or
- Shopbop (this simple, loose sheath dress has a modern/minimalist cut that I dig)