Universal Works - Summer Fairisle

The gentleman's scoop-neck sweater was a popular casual accessory for many years. The great thing about it was that it could comfortably accommodate a tie underneath, and there was less of a danger of looking like a swot than with a v-neck. Nothing wrong with a tie under a v-neck, but you have to be careful.

Scoop neck sweatering
Here we see terrific examples of scoop neck sweatering. The one above was worn by Rex Harrison in the superb 1940 film Night Train to Munich [Amazon].The one below was sported by Edward, Duke of Windsor, in the painting by the Irish Royal Academician William Orpen.

Where Can I Get a Scoop Neck Sweater?

After seeing these two fine examples, you're probably seeing yourself in something a little scooped? Pattern aside, Universal Works, based in Nottingham, England, has something not too dissimilar to the Duke's in colour and attitude right now.

Made in Nottingham, the Universal Works Yellow Slipover In Fairisle is a handsome summer scoop neck. It is made of cotton and slim fit, but with plenty of space for shirt and tie.


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