Monday, October 21, 2019

No-Sweat Sweaters

’Tis the season! Fall is definitely upon us and it’s time to play the layering game. Here are a few of our favorite picks that make sweater style easy. 

The first, from Matinique. Founded in 1973 in Copenhagen, Matinique has been a go-to for comfortable and high-quality men’s clothing for over 40 years. Made from a hefty cotton (perfect for the guys who don’t get along with wool!), “Benny” features interesting details like a collar and a contrasting woven pocket. Zip it up over a turtleneck or tee and you’re chic in seconds. 

 

Another definite classic-to-count-on is our cotton crew neck Bruun & Stengade (also from Copenhagen!). Pop this one on over a button-down and under a jacket and you’re ready for the office or a night out. 


And of course, no sweater season would be complete without our perennial fave, the Raffi quarter-zip made of the softest merino wool. We have it in a rich Navy or as shown here, Iron Grey. No layering required with this one, but if you insist, it goes great over a mock turtle. This one makes a welcome holiday gift for nearly any man on your list. 


Can you tell we’re digging Scandinavian sweaters? A brand we’re loving for the ladies is Maska, a wee company from Sweden (owned by Maria, she’s super nice!). Their pieces are especially global: merino wool from Australian lambs is sent to spinners in Scotland. From there, the yarn is shipped to Sweden, where it is knit into incredibly warm and beautiful sweaters like the “Helga,” shown here in Teal and Black. And here is something we can never say enough: it has pockets!!!

Momo Mama personally likes hanging with “Helga,” wearing her over a turtleneck and paired with a short skirt and sweater tights, or slim pants. The thick, ribbed sweater can even sub for a jacket, she’s that cozy. And did we mention Pockets???


An elevated basic in black.



















Our Maska “Nell” oversized pullover is a deliciously soft blend of lambswool and cashmere, so reassuring with a comfy cowl neck. We have this in creamy taupe and brick red. Wear her over anything and you’re ready to take on winter.

The shade of a perfect latte. 

The super simple and versatile “Mia” is a 90:10 blend of ultrafine wool and cashmere for maximum warmth with minimal bulk. Definitely an indoor weight, she can go over jeans, a sleek skirt, under a jacket and anywhere. “Mia” is all about the color — that perfect pine green, so sought after this season. 


And oui!, we love the French brand Cop-copine which always brings something fun and slightly quirky to the table. Three variations on a theme can be found at Momo: the fabulous sweater dress and color inversion sweaters, all featuring stripes! We love this one layered over leggings, and the shorter styles with high-waisted pants or the coordinating long skirt (ask us about that one).

She’s got sheer legs, so French. 

A pocket!!!

Winter white.


And did you know that cool colors are hot this fall? Glacier blue but warm as toast, the Cop-copine wool “Tuban” sweater features romantic curves. This is Momo Girl Kaitlin’s favorite, she’d wear it with wide pants. With the hi-lo hem, it would also be cute over a woven collared shirt for that borrowed-from-the-boys look. 


Whatever way you style yourself, we do our best to supply you with a fabulous sweater selection. It’s what we love about our Seattle seasons, popping on the layers and peeling them off!

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