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History of the Cashmere Crew Neck

Nothing says timeless classic more than a cashmere sweater and at the top of that list is a cashmere crew. You would have noticed this style worn throughout history by some iconic women and gentlemen. President Kennedy was photographed wearing his while on holiday at Nantucket. George Clooney (who we named our own George Crew Neck after) has been wearing black cashmere sweaters since the 90’s. 


 All of our men's crew neck sweaters can be styled up or down and for different occasions such as a weekend away, the office, or for a night out, if you feel the cold, pair it with a classic cashmere scarf for a sophisticated look. Our Asher Crew has a more relaxed fit, perfect for a weekend away or out on the boat. You could wear our more tailored George Crew under a blazer for work, or under a suit for a warm winter wedding look. 

For females, icons from Lauren Hutton to Jackie Kennedy Onassis, Carolyn Bessett Kennedy and Audrey Hepburn have been known for their incredible taste in knitwear.

Now Hollywood A-listers like Amal Clooney, Jennifer Aniston and our favourite Olsen Twins layer them underneath their favourite trench coat or blazer, Kate Moss styles hers for a night out in a classic white mini. Whatever way you wear it, we’ve labelled it a wardrobe essential. Anything goes and it is the perfect all year round piece, and lucky for you, we have it in a range of classic colours and styles. 

Crew necks are perfect layered under a cashmere cardigan in cooler weather, or pair with cashmere pants for s relaxed lounge look.


All of our crew necks are made from 100% A Grade Cashmere, sourced from Inner Mongolia. They are light and breathable, perfect for wearing all year round. Our Carla Crew in storm is made using Italian Loro Piana cashmere and has been an Elle + Riley staple since our inception. It is as classic as you can get.. If you prefer a crew with more detail and weight, our Erin Ribbed Crew is a heritage piece that looks gorgeous worn with a silk skirt or with washed jeans and chelsea boots. Wear it in a bigger size for a carefree look.  If you want something more fun, style our Emilia Short Sleeved Tee with cropped jeans and some ballet flats which is my favourite way to wear it.


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