A sweater is one of the most versatile items you can own. The possible combinations are endless. Wear it by itself, layer it over an oxford and tie or a polo, layer it under a vest. There are several choices on the market but one of the prep staples is the Shaggy Dog Sweater by J. Press ($180).
The Shaggy Dog is made in Scotland from 100% combed Shetland wool. Combing the wool gives this sweater a broken-in look from the first time you put it on. To the casual passerby, your brand new sweater could be mistaken for one passed down from the Golden Age of prep by your father. Ribbed cuffs and crewneck collar complete the look. The design is simple, a single solid color (20 different choices), that lets you easily layer it or let it stand on its own. While there’s plenty of sweaters out there, there’s only one with the tradition and classic nature of the J. Press Shaggy Dog.