The residual heat of the New Year of the Rabbit has not completely dissipated, and "New Year's Dressing" is still the first choice when returning to work. To look decent and make parents think you're dressed warmly enough, maybe it's time to consider owning a twisted sweater.
At first glance, is this sweater with thick thread particularly familiar? In the childhood of northern children, nine out of ten have had the experience of being forced into thick sweaters by their elders. These warm brand sweaters are often made by "family workshops" and are hand-made by moms and grandmothers.
The combination of thick wool thread and hand-crocheted may not be as soft and comfortable as the sweaters on the market, and the style and texture seem outdated today, but the stitch and thread are woven into the love of the elders. Therefore, even if you are tied by wool to the neck and reddened, you must wear it all day.
In the textile field, this sweater is also called "Cable Knitwear", also known as twisted sweater or cable sweater. As the name suggests, thick wool or cotton is used to hook a three-dimensional texture like a cable on the surface of the sweater through a specific stitch method.
The texture of the sweater crocheted by the stick needle is not as tough as other knits, and the rough wool is slightly bloated, so the twisted sweater in the traditional impression is always inseparable from the "rustic country atmosphere", but it's time to rehabilitate the warm brand sweater.
In the West in the sixties and seventies, twisted sweaters also made a splash. At that time, Grace Kelly and Marilyn Monroe were successively on the body, and the aura effect of superstars also made Cable Knit a winter must-have of that era.
In the scene of the French New Wave film "Exhaustion", Jean Seberg "hid" himself in a sweater with thick needles with lapels. The heavy sweater contrasts with the deer-like agility of Jean Seberg, and she does not forget to show a sly look from it and talk to fans in the air.
It seems that since the 90s, there has also been a trend in twisted sweaters in Asia, and this trend is especially prominent in Japan. In the 1991 version of "Tokyo Love Story", the male and female protagonists Yuji Nagao and Rika Akami both wore warm brand sweaters, which easily set off the love atmosphere in the winter air.
The coarse off-white wool thread and chunky silhouette are always reminiscent of the warm stove in a winter cottage. Shrouded in a sense of first love and nostalgia, it seems to go straight out of a Japanese drama, where winter is not only the first snow and entangled love, but also a warm brand sweater.
In the hit "Still Snow" at the end of last year, Nana Momono put on two twisted knits. The ginger and colourful striped ribbed twist is slimmer than the thick crochet version.
Outside the play, several sets of photos of Momono's actor Xia Fan also appeared in twisted sweaters. As a Japanese actress who once walked purely, her chocolate-colored thick twisted sweater sets off her Tomboy short hair and clear eyes, and the essence of Japanese is very thorough.
And another representative of the face of the first love of Japanese dramas, that is, Riko Yagi, who played the girly version of Yahide Noguchi in "First Love", also fell in love with this warm brand sweater in private, and the cardigan and pullover were taken together. Beautiful girls are still young and invincible even when wearing "old sweaters", and they don't have the slightest sense of age.
In addition, in the early photos of several standard first love face actors such as Haruka Ayase and Yui Aragaki, there is no thick warm sweater, and the pure white dense twist flowers echo the Japanese style of literature and art, and travel into the winter of Japanese dramas in a second.
In addition to creating a sense of atmosphere in Japanese dramas, this sweater that looks "well-behaved" looks several times more expensive when placed in another scene.
Ribbed knit sweaters have a perennial place in Ivy's preppy style. Not only do Ivy League students have one piece each, but the elite second generation who walk out of school still can't quit.
One of the essences of Preppy Style is the atmosphere of a marine resort, and the most recognizable V-neck twisted knitwear in the preppy style today has its origins in the cardigan of the seafaring era. The excellent performance of wind and cold resistance successfully spread upwards from the working class fishermen and won the recognition of the yachting elite. Ralph Lauren then created the classic Polo ribbed sweater set Look, which further captured the hearts of old money.
In the outfit of tennis, another popular sport of the elite, twisted sweaters are given a more casual and sunny color. After all, tennis is still a social-centric sport for the elite, and decency and refinement are still indispensable hard conditions. The twisted sweater provides just the right amount of warmth before the race, and can be used as an accessory after the race, and can be worn casually over the shoulders.
However, the plasticity of warm brand sweaters is not only found in Japanese drama pyrotechnics and elite college style, but also has a minimalist and cold side.
Looking closely at the winter wardrobes of Instagram minimalist bloggers, twisted sweaters appear more frequently than expected, and the repeat rate is beyond people's inherent imagination of fashion bloggers.
Reducing the style to texture-led clothing combinations is the essence of minimalist dressing, creating a chic tone with as few pieces as possible. The colors are also mostly based on the cold tones of black, white and gray, abandoning the layers of visual bloat in winter, and the overall look and feel is neat and clean without losing grace. And to meet these conditions, a sweater that is thick and warm enough is enough.
The versatility of a turtleneck sweater has long been undenied, and it's a no-brainer to wear it alone with jeans or a maxi coat. The advanced V-neck waistcoat and cardigan style add to the possibilities, layered shirts and skin-revealing nude, and finished with gold chain accessories, making the whole body look remarkable in terms of texture and detail.
The three-dimensional texture of the thick wool crochet is crazy in terms of layering, and the material is not inferior to expensive cashmere sweaters, and only one sweater can be used to build a winter minimalist style guide.
The traditional impression of the warm brand sweater has long been rewritten, but no matter how varied the style ideas, warmth is its ultimate mission.
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