The Pick: The Elder Statesman Palm-Pattern Sweater

The bone-chilling cold currently gripping the island of Manhattan can provoke crazy behavior, including, in this author’s case, the very serious consideration of buying a sixteen-hundred-dollar sweater. But doesn’t this look cozy? It’s a thick-ply cashmere knit from The Elder Statesman with an intarsia palm-tree motif splashed all over the back, beckoning warmer days.

Ombré-dyed with natural home-fermented indigo, the sweater epitomizes artisanal luxury — an Elder Statesman signature. The gradient blue-to-gray coloring is both eye-catching and sophisticated, while the palm leaves add a graphic punch, reminiscent of Beverly Hills boulevards or Las Vegas golf courses. It’s hellishly expensive, but deep freezes do warrant splurging.

The Elder Statesman Palm-Pattern Sweater, $1,585 @

–Nicholas Remsen

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