Cable Knit

Does anyone else feel nostalgic for the J.Crew Cambridge cable knit sweaters? 2013 was the last year I was able to procure them. Rest assured that I had both monogrammed with my maiden name initials.

Unfortunately the sweaters have gone the way of the rest of the tried and true staples that J.Crew earned its reputation as the purveyor of prep necessities. Along with full length matchstick corduroy pants in acid bright hues, wool a line skirts in the standard size range, classic peacoats, and barn jackets, the Cambridge cable knit sweaters have gradually phased out of the J.Crew product assortment in favor of acrylic knits, faux leather pleated skirts, and polyester “silk.” Oh, the “silk.”

the sweater

This was one of the last Cambridge cable knit sweaters that I procured from J.Crew. It did not come in tall, as J.Crew has never released any sweater in the tall size range. The sweater fits a 6’2″ frame. Mind you, this was before the failure of the “slightly shrunken” style, the Tilly. (For the uninitiated, the Tilly caused the 2015 slump.) Aside from the fit of the Cambridge cable knit sweater, I love the fabric (majority of the content is wool), the colors (neutrals and brights) and the option to have it monogrammed (naturally).

the denim

This is not the first time I have worn and raved about these jeans on the blog. I did not love how they fit into the boots, but I much prefer a bootcut over a skinny cut jean. In this case comfort wins over aesthetics. I wore the B(air) denim pair while it was snowing. I was pleasantly surprised when they dried as quickly as they did.

But really, I cannot get over scoring a pair of 7 for All Mankind denim with a 36 inch inseam in 2020.

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