Let’s Take it Back to the Old School

This week I thought I’d throw it back to old school days of trad online. I am talking about the peak of the online menswear community. I am taking it back to the forums (shoutout to Ask Andy Trad!), the blogs (big ups to HeavyTweedJacket!), all the tumblrs, and the early days of IG with this post. With that being said here is some good ole’ collar, cuff, and unadulterated sweater porn. Enjoy!

Light Green Shetland
Shetland Sweater in Salmon

oxford cloth button down
Jerrod Swanton is a simple man interested in simple, classic, and traditional style.

10 Comments on "Let’s Take it Back to the Old School"

  1. Tie Clip says:

    Nice one Jerrod! I’ve definitely been inspired by your OCBD and crew neck sweater combinations over the years. It’s one of those Ivy/Trad staples that can be re-work so many different ways. I enjoy simple looks like this, there’s an art to doing them well. They can be elementary with navy or grey sweaters with solid white or blue shirts, or slightly more complex with striped and checked shirts with different colored sweaters.
    Definitely a low key style flex.

    How do you feel about the look with a small arched wool knit tie added into the mix? The look is sometimes done in PRL Look-books.

    Thanks Jerrod, more posts like this in the future would be greatly welcomed!

    • oxford cloth button down says:

      Thanks Tie Clip! I agree that it’s simple and fulfilling at the same time. I am not against the wool knit tie here, but I think that a silk tie adds a nice pop of color and material contrast. I might have to give the wool knit tie under the shetland look a try.

  2. Tim says:

    Everything in this post is perfect! I really like the Harley of Scotland and vintage BB sweaters.

  3. Woofboxer says:

    A very enjoyable jaunt through some of your admirable knitwear selection! I have not quite so many colour Shetlands available, but still a good range and this was a good reminder to me to wear them all, rather than always reaching for the grey or navy crew neck. Regards Andy

    • oxford cloth button down says:

      Woof, great to hear from you! Don’t worry you are not alone. I reach for the same ones over and over. Grey is definitely one of them.

  4. Bopper says:

    Diggin’ the Timex and the cable knit.

  5. WoolyLamb says:

    Impressive collection and variety. It appears that everything except the tennis sweater is a crewneck. Is this a stylistic choice or is this not your entire collection?

    • oxford cloth button down says:

      Thanks! This definitely isn’t everything but 95% are crewnecks which is definitely my preference.

  6. makingmark says:

    6th photo (5th individual sweater photo) from the top – is that Harley’s Ugie Pearl? Looks great!

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