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    A week with The Style Blogger, Dan Trepanier (an introduction for those unfamiliar), continues today in his East Village neighborhood of New York. It is a brilliant time of year in the city. Temperatures are waning, leaves turning, and your shawl collar cardigans and heavy knits should be keeping you warm. Trepanier’s cardigan is half smoking jacket, half country jacket in a Glen plaid (short for Glen Urquhart plaid) weave. The shawl collar lends itself to a relaxed elegance, as if you should embrace the cool of autumn any other way.

    "I don't really consider myself a 'prep', and I certainly haven't lived a lifestyle that can be considered 'WASPy,' but my style is without a doubt influenced by the prep aesthetic." —Dan Trepanier

    Photographed in New York, NY (enlarge)

    Noteworthy (Trepanier): Chunky knits are my favorite transitional weather outerwear, especially when layered with finer-gauge knits. This particular woolly belted cardigan feels part young playboy, part old college professor.

    Noteworthy (Castleberry): Persol sunglasses, navy cord cuffed trousers, desert boot, bellows pockets, keeps it simple under cardigan.

    Oct 19, 2010 | Permalink (19) Total Comments

    Vincent left a comment on 1/8/2011 at 12:37 AM:

    I’ve always wanted a jacket like this… and I thought they just didn’t really make belted sweaters for men… and with a shawl collar!!!—- it is a tour de force look in my opinion—and the textile, pattern, and cut are so terribly masculine, I appreciate the juxtaposition. I really like it.

    Can anyone direct me to the specific collection so I can track it down or search for it to buy it—it’s polo, but from what season/collection/name :) love it!

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    gene kangley left a comment on 10/21/2010 at 7:02 AM:

    Good luck on your site and thanks for the work that it takes..

    Best regards, GK

    Jack Sitt left a comment on 10/20/2010 at 2:37 AM:

    Any1 know where to pick one of these up?
    or something similar

    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 10/20/2010 at 12:46 AM:

    @Tim—The cardigan is from a previous season…like most good pieces in one’s wardrobe, it has some age on it.

    Tim left a comment on 10/19/2010 at 11:41 PM:

    Question about the cardigan.  I haven’t found it on Ralph Lauren’s website.  Is it from a previous season?

    Frais left a comment on 10/19/2010 at 9:38 PM:

    This is such a nice fit…. it looks comfortable, warm and most importantly great !! love the colors used

    Victoria left a comment on 10/19/2010 at 8:27 PM:

    This is an amazingly dressed man.

    Emily left a comment on 10/19/2010 at 7:03 PM:

    Perfect, all around.

    anthony left a comment on 10/19/2010 at 5:54 PM:

    that sweater was a favorite of mine from bedford estate last year. i’m always happy to see longer belted sweaters for men.

    What Should Men Wear left a comment on 10/19/2010 at 4:20 PM:

    Besides that awesome jacket, I also noticed an excellent choice of footwear!

    David left a comment on 10/19/2010 at 4:09 PM:

    that cardi-jac is the bomb.

    M.Ridley left a comment on 10/19/2010 at 2:47 PM:

    This looks like a shawl-collar version of the windowpane tweed Norfolk jacket Engineered Garments put out last year. Very cool.

    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 10/19/2010 at 2:28 PM:

    @H.E.M.—The cardigan is from Polo Ralph Lauren.

    H.E.M. left a comment on 10/19/2010 at 2:24 PM:

    That’s a great looking cardigan, where’s it from?

    Stunned left a comment on 10/19/2010 at 2:24 PM:

    I have the biggest crush on this guy. I bet he gets alot of female “readers” just bc he is so sexy :)

    Christian Bourasseau left a comment on 10/19/2010 at 1:03 PM:

    Very interesting look. That smoking/country jacket looks great on him. The guy got style!

    john lexington left a comment on 10/19/2010 at 10:56 AM:

    love this, sweater is it! very complete look got to get this sweater. nice job!

    The Boss left a comment on 10/19/2010 at 10:51 AM:

    This look is much better than the last. Very debonair.

    I don’t think I wear any of my sunglasses as much as my Persols. They are so choice.