Editor's Picks: Sweaterin' to the Oldies
There are two kinds of sweaters in the world: sweaters with images of skiing reindeer and sleeping cats like the kind your Aunt Ruth wears, and good sweaters. (In the Venn diagram between these two you will find Cosby Sweaters.) Many of us will get our first eyeful of holiday sweaters tomorrow at Thanksgiving dinner, and with the seasons turning and a cold winter expected, cable knits and cashmeres are going to become more and more popular.
Yeah, you could go the route of snowflakes and sad-eyed puppies, but friends don't let friends wear ugly imprints. We've selected some of the best winter wear from PromoMarketing.com's Search so you can warm up while still looking cool. See a few of our favorites below, and check out all of the items available on our search engine.
And if your client slaps a goofy snowman logo on one of these, well, we won't hold it against you.
It's In The Cards
More popular than ever, the cardigan is a classic that can work with a number of looks. Edwards Garment's Women's V-Neck Long Cardigan stretches the popular style, bringing the sweater to thigh-length and adding patch pockets. The 87 percent cotton/13 percent nylon top comes in sizes XS to 3XL in a variety of colors.
Aureus/WinnerMate brings sweaters into the 21st century with the Bamboo Tech Sweater. Adding bamboo fibers to the sweater allows it to adopt many of the plant's performance properties: bamboo is naturally moisture-wicking, anti-bacterial and hypo-allergenic. The quarter-zip top completes the look with a contrasting collar and luxurious hand.
A Vestivus for the Rest of Us
Whoever first cut the sleeves off of a sweater was a genius. Sweater vests are the perfect business layering piece, fitting under a suit jacket better than a bulky sweater and provide warmth for winter office temperatures, without being too hot. The Fine Gauge V-Neck Sweater Vest from SanMar is 100 percent cotton with reinforced armholes and a rib-knit hem for better durability and fit.
Kyle A. Richardson is the editorial director of Promo Marketing. He joined the company in 2006 brings more than a decade of publishing, marketing and media experience to the magazine. If you see him, buy him a drink.