Right about now, you’re a little abashed that you rolled your eyes at the Christmas sweater under the tree. But that V-neck from the Gap, adequate as it is in terms of look and wear, isn’t quite warming the cockles the way a chunky, soft, handcrafted piece would. That’s certainly the way I felt when I came across this Scottish camel hair cable-knit cardigan. Burrowing into its buttery shawl collar, buttoning its chocolate brown leather buttons, and slipping your cold hands into its two front patch pockets is as cozy as sinking into a soft leather recliner near a fire and swirling a glass of Grand Marnier. Wear it over a soft cotton button down and vest, pull on your chunky tortoise frame glasses, and you’re ready to attack the Chicago hawk in style.
$547 at Paul Stuart, 107 E. Oak St., 312-640-2650