It’s a lucky coincidence that two of my favorite pieces from the much-hyped, all American-made Orvis U.S. Patent Collection, also happen to be two of the most affordable (seriously though, am I the only one that finds the USPC’s prices shocking?). The Shawl Collar Cardigan (pictured above) and the Rib Knit Turtleneck (picture after the jump) are machine knit in Fall River, MA, a town that’s famous for its many venerable textile mills (some of which apparently date back to the 19th century). Both sweaters are 100% cotton, meaning they’ll be just as comfy worn over a t-shirt as they will a button-up, and both come in the brand’s new (and pretty much specific to the Patent collection) slim fit. And yet, despite their pedigree, both sweaters cost less than $100, making them the two cheapest non-accessory items in the whole range, excluding that one $80 long-sleeve t-shirt (and yes, it’s okay to find the second half of that sentence appalling).
A lucky coincidence indeed.
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