The Perfect (Off-)White Cable Sweater (+ Banana Republic & Ralph Lauren Sweaters Review)December 18, 2013
The thought of wearing this cardigan as a sweater has crossed my mind on a few occasions but I would always discount those thoughts as being too silly to actually implement. Well, it turns out a tiny leap of faith can be really rewarding.
|Polo Ralph Lauren Cable Cardigan (similar) | Ann Taylor Estate Shimmer Necklace | Ann Taylor Chain Bracelet (similar) | Marc by Marc Jacobs Rose Gold Watch | Tote via Etsy | Juicy Couture Dress turned into Skirt | No Brand Shoes|
Banana Republic's Textured Turtleneck is available in six colors, including two brights and four colors I consider standard fare. This partially wool (fabric content: 40% Wool, 38% Acrylic, 22% Viscose) sweater reminds me of waffle fabric and is comfortable and soft despite the amount of acrylic found in its composition. The turtleneck, about ten inches in length unfolded, is slightly overwhelming on my shorter neck which is to be expected on a one length fits all design.
Measurements of the sweaters reviewed below can be found wedged between pictures.
|Banana Republic Textured Turtleneck in Byzantine Gold | size XS|
Total Length: 22.5" | Sleeve Length: 23.25" | Turtleneck: 10" | Underarm to underarm: 17"
|Banana Republic Heritage Cable-Knit Pullover in Classic Navy | size XS|
Length: 19.75" | Sleeve Length: 21.5" | Turtleneck: 9" | Underarm to underarm: 16"
|Banana Republic Heritage Chunky Cable Crew in Saucy Red | size XS|
Total Length: 23" | Sleeve Length: 23.25" | Underarm to underarm: 16.5"
I ordered the Lauren Ralph Lauren Cable-Knit Cotton Crewneck Sweater in Moda Cream because I thought it was logo-free (turns out there is a tone-on-tone Lauren Ralph Lauren logo that is hard to detect but nevertheless still there). Moda Cream has more yellow in its composition than ideal but I kept it because of how reasonable it was in quality and price (even more reasonable now at $26.24; I bought mine for slightly more when sizes were plenty).
|Ralph Lauren Cable-Knit Cotton Crewneck Sweater in Moda Cream | size XS|
Total Length: 23.75" | Sleeve Length: 22.5" | Underarm to underarm: 18.5"
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