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Half Cardigan, Half Letter Jacket

American Giant

This mid-season piece comes from American Giant, the vertically integrated upstart that’s been making waves in Americana circles.

The fabric is the same heavyweight cotton you’ll find in their crewneck sweatshirts, but it’s been shaped into a snap cardigan that puts us in mind of a letter jacket. In other words, it’s only half outerwear—which is about perfect, given how shifty the weather’s been.

It’s also ideally suited for mid-level layering—say, between a white oxford shirt and a Baracuta jacket—if your jean jacket’s otherwise engaged.

—R.B.