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The Summer Sweater

Gant Summer Sweater

If you can get your mind around the counterintuitive thought of wearing a sweater in summer, a light cableknit item like this can be one of the cozier items in your closet. And as we’ve noticed before, they’re having a moment. This one comes from Gant, swapping in blue for the traditional tennis white, but the key is the extra-deep V-neck. Racket not required.

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We noticed at the close of fashion week that the tennis sweater seemed poised for a post-preppy revival, and the evidence keeps mounting.

This pic comes from Gant Rugger’s newly released “prefall” lookbook, with the infamous sweater front and center. It’s not quite as low-cut as the Billy Reid and Brooks Brothers versions, but there’s no mistaking that tricolor stripe (by way of Thom Browne, we suspect) and the general air of sport. From the way he’s standing, he might even be auditioning for a linesman gig…