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Perfectly timed for the first leg of the Davis Cup (which kicked off this weekend), the racquet-centric folks at Boast have just unveiled a Wimbledon-white tipped V-neck tennis sweater. Sure, on first glance it’s got “spring” written all over it, but it’s woven with baby alpaca wool—which means you can wear it right now.

Here’s what else you need to know.

The Story: Boast has been a staple around racquet clubs since 1973 when it became the tennis brand of choice for pros, literary types and rebellious preps (for the record, that’s a Japanese maple leaf). This 85% baby alpaca wool waffle-knit sweater is a cold-weather take on the classic spring tennis sweater.

Who to Channel: John Updike taking reprieve on the veranda; a tennis pro in full Wimbledon whites on a brisk day.

When to Wear It: Thanks to the warmth of the alpaca wool, you can get away with wearing this now—as long as you’re layering it.

Degree of Difficulty: Medium. But as long as you’re within a few hundred yards of a tennis court or the Cape—physically or mentally—you’ll be fine.

And Now, for Your Moment of Inspiration:
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—N.B.

CONTRIBUTORS

  • Najib Benouar