A soft sweater can make or break your snowy day ‘fit, which is why quality trumps quality when it comes to this layer. Investing in a few staple sweaters crafted from mohair or alpaca wool is worth it — they won’t cause irritation, excessively pill, or fall apart after a few washes.
Scroll for our editors’ favorite brands serving up the best mohair, alpaca, and brushed wool pieces this season.
Our collaborative sweaters with the label — which is one of the brands that came to define preppy style through outfitting America’s most prestigious universities since 1902 — are made from J. Press’s signature Shaggy Dog fabric, which is crafted from Scottish Shetland wool and comes with a fuzzy finish.
The Stockholm-based brand is the epitome of Scandinavian cool. Applying its own twist to timeless design staples and playing with custom-developed fabrics is what’s earned the label its cult status in the style sphere.
Respected for his relentless drive, Martin Margiela’s aberration to the industry’s norms lead him to create a brand so unapologetically unique that the world couldn’t help but be gripped. However, not all of his pieces break style codes — some of the Maison’s pieces are as classic as they come, with these sweaters falling into that category.