When it comes to quintessential everyday knits, there are two styles Vogue editors are most excited about. The first is the pullover polo knit—a relatively new trend that’s well on its way to becoming a wardrobe staple courtesy of Khaite and Prada. And the second is the timeless, classic breton stripe made iconic by two individuals named Jean (Seberg and Paul Gaultier). So we were more than thrilled to spot a hybrid of the two styles—at $125, no less—from Alex Mill, purveyor of shirting staples.
The classic stripes (offered in both an ivory/navy and navy/ivory colorway) is what first caught our eye. But Alex Mill’s version sets itself apart from the signature Breton crew neck with its open, button-less collar. The uncomplicated polo-meets-stripes pullover is knitted in a relaxed and comfortable fit—perfect for working-from-home or weekend dressing. Plus, with its midweight cotton, timeless colors, and layerable neckline, the style doesn’t lean too much into one season unlike, say, a wintery fair isle knit or mohair turtleneck. Our favorite knits are those we can wear year-round.
In the winter months, slip on these stripes over a turtleneck and pair it with wool trousers and transition the garment to spring with jeans and sneakers. Come summer, wear it over a bikini by day and throw it around your shoulders for those breezy nights. We promise you won’t grow tired of it. For an effortless wardrobe staple that you’ll love to wear on repeat, this practical and stylish knit checks all the boxes.
Alex Mill Jacques stripe pullover dark navy
Alex Mill Jacques stripe pullover ivory