Day 0: The Grand Opening!
I’m not actually going to wear my sweater today, but I just couldn’t stare at the package on my desk any longer - the packaging design is too adorable! (I must also mention that the unboxing experience is so very satisfying. The top of the cylinder offers just enough resistance to build up anticipation - think, like Apple’s packaging.)
My first impression of the sweater was “wow, my dad would love this”. The texture immediately reminded me of growing up in Germany and my dad’s cashmere sweaters: thin, soft, simple, warm.
He wore them every day. I instantly made a mental note to buy him an Oliver Charles sweater for Christmas.
If within seconds of holding a new product, you experience 1) pent up excitement, 2) happy memories, 3) the urge to buy another… you’re in for a good time.
Then, even though I said I wouldn’t, I tried my new sweater on. My immediate reaction: it was a super soft fuzzy feel for the most part, maybe a little scratchy, but I chalk this up to it being new and unworn.
Most high-quality sweaters I’ve owned have had some texture before they were worn a few times.
But man, was the fit perfect! I’m a pretty standard medium-sized woman, but I’m tall and sizing has always been a struggle.
It is near impossible to find a sweater (that isn’t oversized) with a good waist length. And as all tall girls will understand, it is actually impossible to find one with sleeves that don’t cut off at your wrists... Until now.
I can’t tell you how satisfying it is to put on a sweater and be able to pull the sleeves down around my fingers.
Aside from the clear benefit of the sleeves, the crew neck sweater is a slim fit, but not too tight. It feels, but doesn’t look, baggy - a perfect lightweight, comfy, and stylish modern sweater combination.
All in all, I’m excited to get better acquainted with my Oliver Charles sweater over the next few days!