If you’ve been living in Paire’s loungewear on weekends and work-from-home days, your cold-weather wardrobe is in for a treat.

You can now pre-order the Melbourne brand’s latest product: the Silknit sweater – a mulberry-silk-and-merino-wool-blend jumper with a classic crew neckline and ribbed trims. Stock is set to arrive in the next week – perfect timing as we head deeper into the clutches of winter.

“We have a very simple approach when we develop a new piece … we lay out the issues we have with our existing clothing and then create something new which solves our problems,” Paire co-founder Nathan Yun says. “I’ve never had a wool knit sweater that doesn’t irritate my skin, and once washed, would shrink and just wouldn’t sit as nice as it did before. I wanted something that was warm, gentle on the skin and looks good, even after washing.”

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The Silknit sweater comes in snow white, black and truffle, a soft brown. The unisex style is currently offered in small, medium and large sizes, and fits with a relaxed, boxy silhouette.

If you’re fond of the brand’s undies, socks and tees, you’ll be pleased to know that these sweaters are still soft and cosy, making them perfect for evenings spent on the couch – but also smart enough to pair with denim or tailoring and wear to the office.

With a care label that reads 75 per cent Australian merino wool and 25 per cent silk, these jumpers keep the warmth but offer a smooth finish that won’t irritate dry winter skin.

“It’s exceptionally soft, hypoallergenic, and naturally regulates your body temperature,” Rex Zhang, the brand’s co-founder and head of textile development, says. “We’ve used pre-shrink technology which makes this garment machine-washable and easy to maintain”. A win for wool-lovers.


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