As much as we appreciate a good scarf knot, there’s not always time for all that wrapping, knotting and tucking of loose ends.

A better way, possibly: this endless cable-knit scarf from Knowledge that’s just landed at the Three Leaves webshop. It’s a lot like a cable-knit turtleneck… without the sweater part. Which means it’s the most effortless way to add a layer of neck protection to anything you might be wearing—but also, a little tricky to pull off. Here’s what else you need to know.

The Story: Three Leaves, based in Brooklyn, opened up shop on the premise that you can still wear good-looking stuff while being conscious of how it was made—that means small knitting shops and organic cotton. Which is how they landed the US exclusive with Swedish knitting outfit Knowledge Cotton Apparel.

Who to Channel: Ernest Hemmingway in a turtleneck—from the shoulders up; a Japanese street-style photo; the model to the left here, who’s giving Workwear Jesus a run for his money with that rendition of Blue Steel.

When to Wear It: On days when you need to quickly add some neck protection to your winter coat, or turn your sweater into a temporary turtleneck. This is about convenient coziness above all else.

Degree of Difficulty: It seems to depend on how thick your beard is. The thicker, the less difficult.

Allow Papa Hemingway show you what we mean…

—N.B.

CONTRIBUTORS

  • Najib Benouar