Wednesday, January 2, 2013
The January 2013 J. Crew catalog landed in my mailbox over the weekend, and in between pages of patent leather wedges and polka-dot blouses, I discovered an unexpected bit of feline fashion.
The navy Tabby sweater ($98) doesn't just depict a random kitty, but was actually inspired by a designer's cat, named Toby: "We created a sketch of her favorite feline and made it the center of attention on our classic wool-blend crewneck with a touch of angora for softness. The pattern is intarsia knit into the sweater instead of on top—a more difficult and time-consuming process but totally worth it."
We already know that cat sweaters are a huge trend right now, but you be the judge: Is the J. Crew Tabby sweater a feline fashion do or don't?