Level Up Layering With Essex Classics Sweaters

Level Up Layering With Essex Classics Sweaters

The fall chill is in the air, leaves crunch underfoot, and sunsets are coming a lot earlier than they were back in August. Just as we break out the long sleeves and the hoodies, Essex Classics introduces new sweaters for fall that will take your layering game to the next level in both style and comfort!

Sure, you know Essex Classics for their fashion-forward competition shirts. They are the gold standard in show shirts. Honestly, you’d be hard-pressed to find an avid hunter-jumper competitor who does not have at least one Essex Classics shirt in their closet. They’ve brought us solids, prints, Coolmax, Snap Collar, Talent Yarn, and the list goes on! Seriously, how did we survive the summer showing before Talent Yarn? 

That said let’s go over some staple pieces in their Comfort Collection and introduce you to some new ones that will be a must-have for your wardrobe!

The Trey design, available in V-neck and quarter-zip styles, was specifically crafted to cater to the needs of individuals with a fast-paced lifestyle, particularly riders.

The design of the neckline was carefully thought out to combine classic style with practicality. It was set low enough to allow easy removal while wearing a helmet, acknowledging the constant need for riders to add or remove layers throughout the day. At the same time, the neckline was designed to be high enough so as not to catch or interfere when the wearer needed to bend over to pick out a hoof or tighten a girth while in the irons.

In addition to its thoughtful design, Trey also incorporated innovative yarns. These yarns possessed several key attributes that benefit riders:

  1. Moisture Control: The yarns used in the Trey have wicking properties, meaning they can efficiently manage moisture. Perfect for keeping riders comfortable during barn chores or lessons.
  2. Stretch: The yarns were designed to provide stretch, allowing for freedom of movement. This is crucial for riders who require forgiving apparel that does not restrict the rider’s movement.
  3. Durability: Durable yarns make the clothing long-lasting, essential for riders who might subject their apparel to wear and tear during everyday tasks around the barn.
  4. Machine Washability: Easy care and maintenance are essential for riders who may need to frequently clean their clothing, especially after spending time around horses and in barn environments.

Overall, its design and Trey fabric choices are ideal for active equestrians who want stylish but functional apparel.

Recently, Essex Classics added a new addition to their line of sweaters. The Charlize sweater is a relaxed fit, funnel neck pullover made of a lightweight merino wool and cotton blend, designed for ultimate comfort in any season. It features a high neck for warmth, eliminating the need for a scarf that could become dislodged while riding, making it ideal for equestrians. Additionally, the sweater has a kangaroo pocket to warm one’s hands after dismounting. The Charlize has many of the same features as the Trey with a few upgrades.

  • Cozy funnel neck with a drawstring makes adding and removing layers while riding convenient.
  • The Kangaroo pocket easily keeps your technology handy in the irons and the ground.
  • Contrast color seams to pair with your favorite Essex performance shirt.

The Essex Classics Charlize is lightweight, incredibly comfortable, in various stylish colors, and versatile enough to wear casually or dressed up.

For riders looking for a classic sweater look, Essex offers the Luca crew neck sweater. Essex Classics touts this core piece as A fresh addition to their Comfort Collection Sweaters. The Luca crewneck sweater is expertly knit of naturally breathable cotton with a touch of luxurious cashmere in a relaxed fit for ultimate comfort and lightweight warmth. Details include front center seam, open side vent, and contrast color cuffs and side seam piping for a signature quality Essex Classics finish. 

  • 95% Cotton/5% Cashmere
  • relaxed fit
  • front center seam
  • open side vent
  • contrast color cuffs
  • side seam piping
  • easy machine wash and wear

The latest additions to the Essex Classics Line of Comfort Sweaters bring zippers front and center. That’s right, this year, they added two cardigans to the line-up. Choose from the mock neck Allie or the hooded Lexi style to compliment your #rootd.

The Allie’s mock neck sweater is designed to complement your straight snap competition shirts from Essex Classics. This full zip cardigan sweater is a versatile and lightweight layer of warmth, perfect for cooler weather when paired with show shirts! I see you riders with the 8 a.m. class; this piece is just for you!

The Allie is expertly knit from a blend of cotton and nylon, which offers natural cooling properties, and it also contains a touch of merino wool for a super-soft finish. Its features include a high mock neck with a ribbed collar, a full two-way zipper for easy wear, and functional side pockets. The side and back seam piping provide a stylish contrast, and the sweater is available in four easy-to-wear color options.

This design seems to be well-suited for equestrians and those looking for a stylish and functional layering option for cooler weather when combined with competition shirts, long-sleeve tees, and baselayers.

  • 60% Cotton/30% Nylon/10% Merino Wool
  • relaxed easy fit
  • 2-way full zipper
  • ribbed mock collar, cuffs, and waistband
  • side and back seam in tonal contrast color
  • side pocket detail
  • easy machine wash and wear

Rounding out the collection this season is the Lexi Hoody Zip Front Cardigan.

The Lexi cardigan hoody is designed to offer a relaxed and easy fit. It’s made from a naturally insulating stretch thermal knit, making it suitable for any season. The material is a lightweight blend of super-soft cotton and nylon, with extra fine merino wool for added comfort and warmth.

The sweater features a ribbed hood, a two-way zipper for convenience, side pockets for functionality, and contrast side seam details to enhance its style. Lexi combines style and comfort with these features and materials, making it a versatile choice for various seasons.

  • 60% Cotton/30% Nylon/10% Merino Wool
  • relaxed easy fit
  • 2-way full zipper and side pockets
  • ribbed hood, cuffs, and waistband
  • side seams and hood drawstring in tonal contrast color
  • side pocket detail
  • easy machine wash and wear
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1 comment

Omg so cute

Kenzlee stidham

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