Fair Isle Crew Neck Sweater

Named after a small island north of Scotland, fair isle is a knitting technique used to create one of fall’s most recognizable patterns. Nothing says or looks like warmth to me more than a fair isle sweater and now that the days have started to get chillier, I’m happy to be breaking out one of my favorite pieces. Here’s a simple and sharp layered look that’s perfect for any cool fall day.

Fair Isle Crew Neck Sweater - He Spoke Style

This look is actually very similar to one that I wore in Venice. The only difference other than the shoes is the sweater. In Venice I wore a lighter weight V-neck and now that I’ve been starting to see my breath when I exhale, a thicker crew neck is serving me a little better.

As with any item with a prominent or bold pattern, it is best to pair a fair isle sweater with garments that are more muted and simple. Statement pieces, whether classic like fair isle or much bolder, always work best when they don’t have to compete with other items.

Fair Isle Crew Neck Sweater - He Spoke Style

Fair Isle Crew Neck Sweater - He Spoke Style

Fair Isle Crew Neck Sweater - He Spoke Style

Fair Isle Crew Neck Sweater - He Spoke Style

This Look: Navy blazer c/o Reiss (more options here) – Fair isle crew neck sweater c/o H&M Mauritz Archive Collection (similar) – White button down shirt by J.Crew – Brown chinos by Gap – Burgundy belt c/o ASOS – Pocket square by The Tie Bar (similar) – Watch with brown leather strap by Timex – Sunglasses by Ray-Ban (Clubmaster) – Burgundy shoes c/o ASOS

Thanks for reading.

Stylishly Yours,

He Spoke Style

Photography by Rob McIver Photo.


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  • http://fashionyorker.tumblr.com FashionYorker

    The style here is really good. While i loved the coat & the sweater, the trouser should have been of a lighter tone…Hope to see more updates

  • http://downtownhautefashion.blogspot.com Leslie

    Really great fall look! Love it!


  • http://mevistosolo.blogspot.com Pablo

    It’s not new, but perfect as always!! Hehehe

    • http://hespokestyle.com Brian Sacawa

      Cheers, Pablo. Thanks for reading.

  • http://thevulgariangirl.blogspot.com/ Tra Mi

    Nice outfit, I like the shoes a lot.