If the worst comes to the worst, you can read it as a “looking forward to next Christmas” piece. If you can stomach that in early Feb. By this time, most people’s livers have recovered, if not their wallets.
Regardless, I’ve been browsing Atom Retro’s knit collection and there are some decent items out there. The selection I’ve got here is a good cross-section of what’s available at the moment, ranging from the understated and smart to the outlandish but colourful.
1. Bampton John Smedley V-Neck
A classic, slim-fit jumper of the famous Smedley ilk. These things are usually well-made (in England), but quite expensive. Goes strongly with a patterned shirt underneath.
2. Regatta Breton
The type of jumper I call a half-Breton because not all of it is striped. Again a John Smedley made top, but one that goes best alone or over plain t-shirts to avoid pattern clashes.
3. Tathwell Polo
This is a fabulous Merc creation, though I’m not sure from when or where - there is no sign of anything like this on their regular site. It’s here through the pure creativity of its design, putting Fred Perry polos in the shade.
4. Miguel Turtleneck
The wildcard of the pack. The colours would be outrageous on an average jumper, but this one is a turtleneck, adding an extra edge of retro. I’m not sure if I’d wear it but I’m sure some nutcase would.