We consistently find ourselves reaching for this garment more than any other, treating it as something of a fancy sweatshirt in actuality. We find style can reach new heights when garments aren't shackled to be worn in predicable ways. When designing this piece, our first references were of military origin, and we believe ours maintains the same durable, purpose-built construction. The cardigan stitch is one of our favorites and helps define the compactness and shape-retaining construction of this sweater knit. Our shawl collars are always intended to be worn partially up. Each collar button has been sturdily anchored with soft ultra-suede reinforcements at the back side to ensure longevity. Tape reinforced shoulder seams, back neck seam, and split tail sideseams add to the lasting character of this style.