The stark white or cream cricket/tennis sweater is hyper prep with an ounce of snoot to boot. It’s just tough to be taken seriously in one. Walk down the street and you risk hearing shouts of: “Thurston? THURSTON HOWELL?”
Cable knit with a multi striped collar, usually made of beefy wool or spongy cotton. The rich used to run around in these things swatting at balls of different types, and usually these things are priced for rich… ball swatters.(?)
Anyway, Brooks Brothers, a brand who you’d certainly expect to produce these, has a few options that ratchet the snob down. A little:
- There’s the full priced, grey heather Lambswool vest for $108 (seen above and below left)
- An on-sale, navy with red stripes pima cotton vest for $44.75 (below right)
- And then the darker, blue with grey, lambswool sweater, on sale for a decent $59. (below center)
Can the cricket sweater every be pulled off? Maybe if the colors are darker and the stripes are subtle? Or is the whole damn look of one of these completely outdated and just not worth the risk?