All the specialness of a hand-knit sweater, without having to commission it from anyone you know. (Also, there's some lore in knitting circles about this, so best to preserve your personal relationships and avoid the 'curse of the love sweater.') The texture of this one is fantastic. It's made from a super-soft, plush 8ply cashmere that'll only get better with age. The shape is fairly classic — easy but still tailored — with a collar that sits a bit higher on the neck for a heroic, slightly mod, Paul-Weller-from-The-Jam vibe.