1 Piece/3 Ways: The Cricket Sweater

December 7th, 2012



 3. Professor of the Game

Of course, sometimes a cricket sweater deserves to be in its preppy element.

Although it was originally intended as sportswear, it looks right at home with a flannel houndstooth suit and rep stripe bowtie.

A professorial look that hints at wealth and intellect.

My style-conscious professors at Columbia would be proud.

  • Brown micro-houndstooth flannel suit by Michael Andrews Bespoke (Cloth by Ariston A 947/11)
  • Navy cableknit sweater by Argyle Culture
  • Light blue poplin shirt by Michael Andrews Bespoke
  • Navy/Red rep stripe bow tie by Polo Ralph Lauren
  • White pocket square by Michael Andrews Bespoke
  • Red stripe umbrella with wooden handle by Pasotti Ombrelli of Italy
  • Two-tone leather spectator wingtips by Scarpe di Bianco


Thanks, as always, for reading.

Yours in style,



Photography by Alex Crawford

Check out more of his work at alexcrawfordphotography.com.

  • Sergio V.

    Great looks, I want to buy that sweater. Being a slimmer tall guy, I always have trouble finding the best size. Would you mind sharing how tall you are and the size of the sweater?

  • http://www.blackfm.com David.O

    I Like the business casual photo shoot.
    The amazing Mercedes G class in the background blends well with your outfit

  • http://www.thewrittenrunway.com Ambyr

    I always love your Business Casual looks but today, this Professor of the Game look is amazing. Loving the bow tie and pops of colors.

    *Come check out celebrity stylist Nolan Wells’ menswear, holiday shopping picks on my blog!

  • Tom

    Amazing ! What is the size of the sweater ? M or L ? thx

    • http://tsbmen.com Townsend

      It’s actually a small. Their sizing runs a bit large. If in doubt, size down.

      Thanks for reading!

  • Don Pierre

    Brilliant Winter Crystal Sunglasses. Revenge of Bow-Tie. Truly Dapper Last Look.

  • Jonathan

    I’m really feeling that light weight trench coat.

  • cam

    the 3/2 roll flannel suit is blowing my fu&@!ng mind right now. subtle but perfect!!

    • Herbert Morrison

      my sentiments exactly–think SB’s rocked a tipover jacket once before on this site, if ever. the proportions on this latest creation are outstanding. rick flair say wooooooooooooooooooooo!!!

  • Ishaan

    I have been wearing these sweater since my cricket days in India. Early morning practice at a mountain top boarding school required something warm but sporty. The spectators are dope!
    TSB, have you ever thought about the cricket baggy cap? May be up your street.

  • TO

    Russell hooked it up! Damn that’s a nice sweater. And your styling never ceases to impress. One of the best prep looks there you’ve ever done on the last one.

  • Khalid

    Smashing look in #3! Spectators aren’t usually that elegant, and complement that great suit very nicely. Flannel jeans also sound and look fresh.

    May I ask what you had done to the golf coat at the tailors? Consider before-and-after shots in future posts, to show us the power of tailoring. :-)

    • Lothar

      Hear, hear. Before and After photos would be quite illuminating.

  • Mrjbeee

    Awesome post. Been wanting a cricket sweater not knowing that was what they called it. All the looks are great! Thanks for the inspiration. Keep it up!