While for some the shawl collar sweater is seen as an attempt to channel their inner grandpa, I see the style as evoking a timeless casual sophistication (see Daniel Craig photo below) and let’s face it, a much needed addition to the crew neck and v-neck sweaters in your wardrobe (that you already have too many of anyway).
Two pieces from the Gieves & Hawkes Autumn Winter 2011 collection that typify casual done right include, the medium grey shawl collar sweater made of 75% super fine wool and 25% angora which can be nicely layered over the light blue solid flannel casual shirt. This flannel shirt features the quality details you would expect including Australian white Mother of Pearl signature engraved buttons, a split back yoke for increased comfort and removable collar stays.
Both can be seen online at Gieves & Hawkes in the casualwear section.
Sweater £225.00, Shirt £125.00