The Elder Statesman Sweaters: Why We Love Them

What makes The Elder Statesman the gold standard in American-made knits? Not only are these West Coast sweaters magnificently soft, but they offer a new, energizing take on cozy basics. Beyond their material, The Elder Statesman sweaters can be recognized by their hand-dyed tie-dye or whimsical stripe patterns.

Ludivine and The Elder Statesman have partnered to bring you the exclusive Striped Super Soft Robe. Woven from high-quality cashmere, the Striped Super Soft Robe combines a loose-fitting silhouette with a striped pattern for a relaxed yet sophisticated look.

Stylist tip: Pair a sweater from The Elder Statesman with CLOSED jeans

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Sound Flowers Hoodie - $1,875.00

A Brief History of The Elder Statesman Sweaters

In 2007, founder Greg Chait began creating cashmere blankets after receiving one as a gift. After the blankets’ surprising commercial success, Chait turned his attention to sweaters, eventually founding an appointment-only studio in Los Angeles.

In 2012, The Elder Statesman sweaters gained international acclaim by winning the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award.

Today, this L.A. knitwear brand is renowned for its quality, innovation, and laid-back West Coast attitude. The line has expanded to include cardigans, hats, robes, and vests, all with Chait’s eye for detail and exuberance.

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Teddy Matrix Racing Crewneck - $1,215.00

The Last Word in Designer Knitwear

With exuberant colors and prints and crafted from the softest cashmere, The Elder Statesman sweaters are a must-have for cooler days. Elevate your favorite pair of R13 jeans or stay cozy on a late-summer evening with these rare, made in L.A. pieces.

We are strong proponents of this understated yet luxurious knitwear brand. In addition to the Ludivine-exclusive Striped Super Soft Robe, we carry a variety of limited-edition The Elder Statesman sweaters and robes. All products are available online and at our New York boutique.