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Why Paul McCartney Was a Fair Isle Sweater Fan (And You Should Be, Too)

WHEN TIMOTHY GRINDLE was a teen in the mid-2000s, the latter-day Beatles fan stumbled on an image of Paul McCartney woolly in a Fair Isle sweater and sipping a cup of tea outdoors. Mr. Grindle, now the co-owner of Canoe Club clothing boutique in Boulder, Colo., remembers inwardly declaring, “I want to live whatever lifestyle that is.” So taken was he with this portrait of open-air tea consumption that he persuaded his grandfather to lend him a Ralph Lauren Fair Isle sweater. “It was loud, but I loved it,” he said.

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