At the end of March, The Armoury announced a collaboration with Drumohr—the oldest knitwear maker in the world—and shared out an announcement on their YouTube channel.
In addition to announcing the collaboration, the founders—Mark Cho and Alan See—shared a few ways to style these knits for summer attire. If you’re unfamiliar with The Armoury, they are the go-to’s for everything formal, and they’re one of the brands I’ve been inspired by in my recent style choices.
Drumohr is a brand I’m vaguely familiar with, having tried on a few of their cardigans and sweaters in the Fall of 2013. I remember their fabrics were great, but the length in the body was too short. The styles offered at the time were limited, so perhaps I missed out on a more accurate representation of their clothing.
This new collaboration with The Armoury appears to be a great opportunity to give them another try. I particularly want to see how the Beige colorway looks against my skin color. I’m aiming to add more neutrals to my closet but haven’t had success finding the right tones. With summer just a few months away, pairing either the crewneck or polo versions with a pair of white chinos from Casatlantic seems like a perfect combo. Throw on a pair of snuff suede Alden penny loafers, and you’re good to go.
I love that they used a wool, silk, and cashmere blend. I’m curious if the texture will feel soft to my hand, as sometimes light knitwear can feel harsh against the skin. Mark mentions that these sweaters provide a slight amount of warmth. I want to know if it’s warm enough to wear on it’s own, or if ends up being sheer and requires an undershirt or tank.
The price point seems a little high ranging between $350-$380. The fabrics must be the main attributor to the higher cost. Silk and cashmere are more luxurious, but the most I’ve spent on similar pieces tops out at around $250. I might hold out until a promotion or sale happens, but then there’s the risk of not getting my size. I’ll hope for now it doesn’t sell out before then.
Image via The Armoury’s Journal