Fit is everything for a garment like this. Lesser versions tend to engulf the wearer in a sea of fabric or carry collars merely serving cosmetic roles. We opted for a higher pursuit of fit. It all begins with the chosen materials - in this case of 50/50 blend of merino wool and anti-pill acrylic. The cardigan stitch is one of our favorites and helps define the compactness and shape-retaining construction of this sweater knit. Our shawl collars (in this case taller and ribbed) are quick substitutes for a hooded sweatshirt allowing the neck to be completely covered for a frosty run or a burst of arctic while walking to the office. Each collar button has been sturdily anchored with soft ultra-suede patches at the backside to ensure longevity. Wear it as a sweater or an elevated sweatshirt. Just know, you will always wear it. It will never wear you.