Shetlands as Outerwear

Wearing Shetlands as outerwear is my jam. I am not sure why, but it is. If I had to take a guess it is because I love to wear sweaters, I love to layer, and of course The OPH.

When using Shetlands as outerwear you have lots of options. On a kind of cool day you can often get by with a Shetland alone. If it’s colder you can toss on a vest which is one of my favorite looks. If its even colder and/or wet I may use one of my Shetlands as an insulating layer under my Barbour. The options and combinations are endless.
Sweater as Outerwear
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IMG_2850If you are a sweater wearing fool like myself this is a no-brainer.  Just be warned that if you post a picture on Social Media of you wearing a sweater on a cool morning you may get a response, “It’s going to be 80 degrees here! How are you wearing a Shetland?!?!”

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Jerrod Swanton is a simple man interested in simple, classic, and traditional style.

6 Comments on "Shetlands as Outerwear"

  1. Lennart says:

    Hi Jerrod, Spot On! this is exactly they way I use them to, they have been a staple for me since the early 80’s and I would say I can’t live without them.

  2. Richard says:

    Here in Maryland, we’re still looking forward to Shetland weather. My favorite is Shetland over open-neck oxford shirt, and under an old tweed sport coat. My wife likes the way it looks, but complains about the scratchiness.

  3. Mike says:

    What brand is the green vest? Very sharp look.

  4. oxford cloth button down says:

    Mike – I got this vest about 12 years ago at Dick’s Sporting Goods. I did a little research as I get asked quite a bit. It turns out that Quest was (is?) an in-house brand for Dick’s.

    Lennart – You are wearing them right!

    Richard – I can relate. I have had numerous GF’s love the look, but not the feel of wool. I also agree that they look great under tweeds!

  5. Frankly says:

    Can you tell us about the wristwatch?

  6. oxford cloth button down says:

    Frank – It is a Timex Men’s T2N227 not to be confused with the larger T2N638 Weekender. I picked it up at Target about 8 years ago.

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