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It’s not exactly cardigan weather—in fact, we haven’t worn socks or wool in well over a week—but in preparation for the colder part of the year, we thought we’d call your attention to this sleeveless one-buttoner from Avon Celli.

It costs too much and the odds are you’ll never see anyone actually wearing it, but we’re hoping to see a lot more like it by the time fall rolls around. It’s the kind of thin Italian wool that filled up Hollywood costume departments circa 1955, but this one’s a little more adventurous. The missing sleeves are a start, but the sternum-level button almost pushes it into avant garde territory.

Pair it with a tie and a white button-up (or possibly waistcoat-style under a suit) once September comes around and the trads will never know what hit them.

—R.B.

CONTRIBUTORS

  • Russell Brandom