Founded in Manchester in 2002, Oi Polloi has established itself as one of the most famous independent menswear stores in the UK. Lyle & Scott, founded by William Lyle and Walter Scott in 1874, is renowned for being the go-to brand for Scottish golfers, spawning one of the first iterations of the humble argyle jumper.
The two brands have worked together on a few collaborations over the past few years, and have now reunited for a range of clean mohair cardigans that draw on influence of Lyle & Scott's rich sporting heritage as well as the laid-back thrift-store stylings of Kurt Cobain.
The inspiration behind this collection was found when the Oi Polloi team delved through images from the Lyle & Scott archive. "We noticed golf sweaters with oversized argyle patterns," Oi Polloi said in a statement. "We wanted to make something unexpected, inspired by Lyle & Scott's rich cultural experiences whilst adding our own cultural references. We'd never seen Lyle & Scott do a mohair cardigan before and their development team helped us turn that idea into the actual product."
Arriving in 'Bright Olive' and 'Plum Dusk' colourways, the cardigans arrive in classic one-tone and striking argyle pattern styles, which are available on December 3 from the Lyle & Scott and Oi Polloi websites. Take a closer look at the cardigans, retailing from £149, below.