After hunting around for one in a few different stores with no luck, I ended up ordering J.Crew’s new shawl collar cardigan which they described as being made from “rugged cotton” with a “chunky” knit (sounds like something from Free & Easy right?). The cardigan I received did not really live up to its copy though – it’s actually very lightweight and the knitting is not that chunky. The only thing they did right on it were the nice Corozo nut buttons.

I can think of a couple good scenarios that it would be nice to have a light cardigan like this, but I don’t really live any of those out (so back to the store it goes). Recommendation: Don’t buy.

I should have really just ponied up for Albam’s version when they were still in stock.