I’m excited to continue our discussion this week of all things Eli & Barry. You’ll remember my full rundown of the tunic 1 in cream here. Today, I’m talking about the Eli & Barry pullover 1 in duck cotton canvas and textured black cotton. Let’s go!
sizing: OS (one size) ranging from 0-12.
fabric content: 100% duck cotton canvas sourced locally here in Denver. I love this material so much. It has amazing structure, a bit of drape and it softens beautifully over time. The black is also 100% cotton (sourced domestically) and has a great nubby texture.
styling: This style pairs with all the high-waisted pants. Throw it on with your vintage Levis, wide-legs, or skinny pants. Just add your favorite coat, wool beanie, handmade socks and ankle boots and you’re set for winter!
design process: confession: I’ve rarely come across a sweater that I actually end up wearing. Another confession: wool drives me NUTS. Well, actually, that has changed with a few recent handmade garments that I’ve finished (this coat and this pair of socks are both wool and don’t seem to be itchy.) Sweaters are tough because they don’t retain their shape and I find them hard to style. I wanted to design an alternative to a sweater. The heavier cotton of the pullover 1 provides some protection from the cold, but the silhouette is still sharp and sculptural. The sleeve cuff adds some interest and looks just as great scrunched or folded as it does undone. The three-quarter sleeve also allows for ease in movement. Can you tell I’m a believer?