London-based label L'Estrange takes knitwear to soaring new heights with the standout textile of the season: merino wool. Thermoregulating and smooth to the touch, there is no better fabric to covet when the mercury drops. That said, it comes as no surprise that L'Estrange took to Italian and Bulgarian mills to stitch sophistication with premium merino wool. The result is a range of knitwear that delivers essentialism (think: classic silhouettes and clean knit structures), and doubles as the antidote to the throwaway trend cycle.
On our wish list is the Merino Crew, Merino Long Sleeve Polo and Merino Easy Zip Sweater. Each embody the "With Less, Do More" ethos that seeps through every step, every stitch and every sale L'Estrange makes. Read on for the low-down on the newly launched Merino Knitwear collection - a mainstay of the modular wardrobe L'Estrange champions.
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Nothing spells elevated essential like a next-to-skin soft finish (we have 19.5 micron merino to thank for that) and unparalleled longevity. This staple brings exactly that and more: with a considered centre-back stitch and ribbed hems, L'Estrange ups the ante on the classic crewneck. Wear it as a stylish stand-alone through the transeasonal period, or as a lightweight base layer when temperatures drop.
Merino Long Sleeve Polo
The Merino Long Sleeve Polo is shirting made better, thanks to a flat-knit collar and corozo nut buttons. Pair it with the unstructured and unpadded Wool 24 Blazer, or the Heavyweight 24 Trouser, and your capsule wardrobe is complete, courtesy of L'Estrange.
Merino Easy Zip Sweater
Ah, well if it isn't the humble half zip making yet another appearance on OPUMO. L'Estrange gives us all the more reason to advocate for this wardrobe essential - and it comes in the form of the Merino Easy Zip Sweater, featuring a metal zip and a signature puller to match.