The Jackal's Aleks Cvetkovic extols the many virtues of a lightweight knit for the warmer weather.
This season, Drake’s has introduced some chic crewnecks in 30 gauge merino, woven in Scotland, that are the perfect composition for warm weather. A 30 gauge knit is silky to the touch and fine enough to allow air to circulate through its fibres, yet still makes for a substantial piece of clothing. In classic navy, silvery grey, and an earthy shade of mink, there’s a colour in the range to suit everyone. These jumpers also feel great next to the skin; a crewneck worn as a long-sleeved tee beneath an over-shirt (or even the Valstar for Drake’s A1 bomber) is a great contemporary look for smart-casual days or easy weekends about town.
Getting knitwear right during the warmer months is no easy thing. After all, woollen jumpers are not something traditionally associated with balmy weather. Nevertheless, lightweight knits have an indispensable place in a summer wardrobe and contrary to popular belief can help to keep you cool when the mercury rises.
Alongside these sits a brand new selection of fine merino sleeveless cardigans, which for the first time give you the option to wear a signature Drake’s design well into summer. Best suited to layering beneath a sports coat, they’re available in a versatile range of colours from forest green, navy and neutral, to a range of greys. Try the navy cardi with a striped button-down, silk printed tie and checked sports coat – the Drake's cream and navy linen glencheck jacket works beautifully. The green option suits a sky blue shirt and dark chinos, and the neutral version sits nicely under a brown linen jacket or even one of this season’s luxurious washed-cashmere or seersucker navy blazers.