Want to get out of here? Of course you fucking do. But it’s hardly possible these days. Most means of travel outside of hopping in the car you may or may not have still feels a little frightening. (Have you ever felt fully sanitary on a commercial flight? Neither have I.) Even going outside can be a bit of a chore, not to mention the fact that letting it be known that you’re doing anything but locking yourself in your living room can have social consequences. (If you’re gonna go to that 100-person birthday party, please don’t publicize it on Instagram, dude). Beyond that, the transition from summer to fall, despite the truly exhilarating prospect of nutmeg in your beverage, can be a bummer in times like this.
And so as far as an escape is concerned, we’re more or less confined to what we’re wearing. But that’s not all bad, considering lockdown is as good a time as any to do a little experimenting, to audit your wardrobe a bit. The lead time for planning your After Times aesthetic is certainly a silver lining. And with the right garm, you might even be able to get back into that summer headspace—you know, one of those things that can help from sinking deep into despair. Camp-collar shirt at your desk on the Zoom. Five-inch shorts and no shirt at the happy hour taking place in your kitchen. It’s all fair game right now. Your apartment is the beach, your apartment is a sailboat, your apartment is the bayside deck from which you’re enjoying a hot cup of coffee on a brisk summer morning. It’s not September, bud, it’s whatever you want it to be.
This morning, Tombolo, one of our favorite brands for channelling summer’s good vibrations, launched its first line of sweaters, and they’re a ticket to the exact mood we’re talking about here.
The brand’s new Mariner knits have just about everything you could ask for in a sweater right now. They’re purposefully roomy (the brand’s founder, Mike Sard, describes them as “ill-fitting in all the right ways.”). They’re chunky, made from 100 percent 5-gauge cotton. But most importantly, the yarny aesthetic and embroidered logo bring forth that yachty, golfy, beach-club emotion we’d all feel blessed to channel these days. Put it on. Close your eyes. Watch the boats sail by. Listen to the clanking of champagne flutes just yonder. Let the words roll off your tongue: “Can you top off this Spritz, my guy?”
I don’t know about you, but I’m down to spend $158 and crawl down this rabbit hole into and imaginary wealthy wonderland. If you’re on board, allow me to suggest you size up. This is the kind of piece you won’t regret going one, or even two sizes more on. Especially if you’re the type to accidentally throw shit in the dryer (guilty). To swim in it is to submerge yourself in the disposition.
I highly suggest you dive on in.
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Source : Esquire