I have long been a partner of Tradlands, and their items are consistently some of my favorites in my wardrobe. Their pieces are menswear-inspired, durable and classic, eschewing the thin fabrics and tight cuts that have long been synonymous with womenswear.
I show Tradlands clothing pretty frequently on my Instagram, but realized that I haven’t done many blog posts about them. The launch of some of their new knitwear seemed like the perfect opportunity to talk more about my favorite Tradlands pieces and share some thoughts about this gorgeous sweater. Thanks to the team there for gifting it to me for this post!
Before I launch into all of that, how about just a short hello and some life updates? I have been really busy at the office, as I’ve recently added some new responsibilities to my role. I also have a lot of travel on the horizon – in fact, I’m leaving tomorrow for California! I need to pack, but here we are. Despite how busy my day job has been, I feel proud of how well I’ve managed to keep up with my content – even if I haven’t been perfect at it. I do feel bad that I feel like I haven’t been great at responding to messages or comments on Instagram, so I’m sorry if I haven’t gotten back to you yet!
I’ve been trying to make sure family and friends are my top priority this season – you’ve probably seen all of my cat photos, plant-based food outings and tons of snaps with my friend Cait on my Instagram stories! The summer flew by and I felt like I didn’t spend as much time with people as I would have liked, so I didn’t want that to be the case again for another three months.
So basically, things are good, and I hope things are good with you too. Drop me a comment of your favorite thing you’ve done so far this season, if you want! Mine is the weekend we celebrated Matt’s 30th birthday – it was a blast.
Okay, now, onto the real point of this post – that I got to try out the new Tradlands Modern Fisher Sweater in Alpaca Hazel!
This sweater is beautiful quality in person! It’s toasty and a good weight without feeling bulky. I am 5’3 and wearing an extra small, which is what I usually wear in Tradlands. I think I could have sized down to an xxs, though. Tradlands clothing runs a bit larger than other brands, and because this sweater is made of natural fibers, I find that it stretches over the course of the day, especially around the neckline and elbows. This wasn’t the case with the cotton version, which you might remember from my Instagram last year. I do prefer the color of this one on me, though, so the cotton one was gifted to a friend who looked way better in it than I did.
If you are sensitive to natural fibers, you might find this sweater a little itchy. I have extremely sensitive skin, and I prefer to layer a tee under this sweater. I usually do that anyway, but it’s worth noting in case you don’t like to wear your sweaters that way. With a tee under it, it’s perfectly comfortable for me, because I most noticed the sensitivity on my chest, not my arms.
After wearing it, I washed it in my washing machine on delicate, with Laundress detergent, and it came out perfectly! So, don’t be afraid of caring for the material. Tradlands clothing is excellent quality and holds up really well. I’ve been washing it after every wear because the material does stretch, and it still looks great.
Just for fun, I also tried pairing it with my slip skirt, which would be a cute combination for any holiday events.
Tradlands has so many other classic items for fall, if a fisher sweater isn’t on your list. I recently ordered the Martine Black Tencel Shirt, which is a new wardrobe staple for me. It’s more of a washed black, and it’s soft and machine washable. I also got their Varsity Sweatshirt last year, and it is back this year! I like it because it’s a thinner sweatshirt, so I can dress it up or down.
Two other items that I don’t own, but think are *heart eyes emoji* are the Monty White Stripe Turtleneck (I’m a sucker for stripes) and the Les Femmes Tote. I already have a few totes so I don’t need it, but have been living vicariously through everyone on the ‘gram who is sporting it.
That’s all for today! I hope this quick review was helpful if you’ve been considering this sweater, since it is more of an investment piece. Let me know if you have any questions I didn’t answer.
P.S. Thanks again to Sandra, who took the photos for this post.