As a young man, my mother’s sense of fashion and focus on materials always left an impression on me. As a result, I would buy the finest garments I could afford. This meant that every winter I’d go searching for an elegant lightweight sweater with optimistic hopes. But instead, here’s what would happen: I’d pay for beautiful merino wool, wear it 2-3 times, jump through hoops to follow the care instructions (dry clean only), only to have it pill anyway. Give it another year, and I’d do it again.
I thought someone needed to create a beautiful, lightweight knit sweater that would be dressy enough for parties or work functions, but also easy to care for.
Which is why I’m so excited to introduce the Como collection – debuting in a blazer-style cardigan for women and two sweater styles for men. It’s our first venture into wool blends, and the early feedback is that we’ve created something special.
Meet the Fabric
- 64% polyester, 36% wool
- Machine washable, like everything we make
- Non-pilling, non-itchy blend
- Wrinkle resistant, no iron needed
- Four way stretch
- Breathable and soft knit fabric
Our Como fabric far exceeded any of the other materials we tested. Built into the heathered blend is a machine washable knit that keeps its shape wash after wash – and resists pilling at the same time. This is a piece that will look great for years.
Some people are cautious around wool. That’s why we tested the Como fabric with people who don’t like to wear wool (including those with sensitive skin) – and no one had an issue with our blend. With a soft hand feel and four-way stretch, the Como makes for a warm yet lightweight layer that you can easily add to your wardrobe.
Now, introducing: our women's Como Cardigan Blazer.