The Sezane Gaspard Knit is a beautiful knit that I consider one of their classics that repeat season after season. The design is oh so simple, yet there’s something so special about it, that makes Sezane fans go crazy over the different colours they release from season to season.
While Sezane knits can be a hit or miss, the ones I love, I really love. The Gaspard is very soft on the skin, and for me, it is incredibly comfortable to wear without any scratchiness. Looking at the composition of the sweater, it is made of 37% kid mohair, 37% alpaca and 26% polyamide.
The design of it is as versatile as a sweater can be. I wear it both ways, with the buttons facing forward and back, and both ways, I think the sweater looks very cute. The buttons are in a contrasting pearl shade which I think is a little signature of the Gaspard, that makes it spottable whenever I see it on someone else. It is a lovely touch to a simple, understated knit.
The sweater is a mid weight knit and easy to wear directly or layered on top of heat tech camis and tops for added warmth. In the Winter, I often have this layered over a cashmere sweater. In the Spring and Autumn, I often have a silk cami underneath and use it as a pullover knit.
My ecru version has been worn countless times and has gone through many washes. It still looks great. The only thing is that the neckline has become a bit more boatneck than it originally was. Other than that, it’s still very much loved in my wardrobe.
While the ecru, and I imagine the lighter shades, have a bit of transparency, the red and bolder shades becomes more opaque.
The fit is quite roomy through the body without being too oversized. I picked up the XS, which is true to size, and fits me well all round. Being 5’3 or 160cm, I also find the length of the sweater and sleeves to be appropriate.
Overall, the Sezane Gaspard knit is so soft, that once I put it on, I don’t want to wear anything else. I love the effortless style, and the versatility of being able to wear it as a sweater and cardigan. The knit also comes in fun colours every season which look lovely as a pop of colour to add to a wardrobe.
I adore the Sezane brand, and will be sharing new pieces, as well as reviews here on the blog more frequently. If you’re interested in seeing some of these items in action, I talk about a few Sezane knits in my ’10 Autumn/Fall Wardrobe Staples Video’.
Until next time,