Eight Degrees of Insulation

Sep 1, 2004
Outside Magazine
Fall's New Sweater

   Photo: Nigel Cox

The lighter side of warm: From left, get cotton's durability and cashmere's luxuriousness with 1.) NAUTICA's cable-knit crewneck ($128; 877-628-8422, www.nautica.com); channel Paul Bunyan with 2.) WOOLRICH's washable wool pullover ($69; 800-966-5372, www.woolrich.com); stand out from the crowd on game day in 3.) POLO BY RALPH LAUREN's cashmere-and-wool turtleneck ($348; 888-475-7674, www.polo.com); for those freak fall days when temps hit the seventies, 4.) TOMMY HILFIGER's striped cotton crewneck ($60; 888-866-6948, www.tommy.com) fits the bill.

Burly equals cozy: reinforced elbows add strength to this merino-wool cardigan by 5.) TIMBERLAND ($109; 800-445-5545, www.timberland.com); hit the town in 6.) EDDIE BAUER's cotton-and-wool long-sleeve polo jersey ($60; 800-625-7935, www.eddiebauer.com); make 7.) MAMMUT's acrylic-and-wool zip-up ($135; 800-451-5127, www.climbhigh.com) your go-to jacket; this stretchy wool-and-spandex half-zip by 8.) VICTORINOX ($198; 866-997-9477, www.swissarmy.com) works well on the trail or by a lodge fireplace, thanks to its refined good looks.

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