It’s getting colder, it’s getting darker… I always bang on about the seasons as if they totally determine the quality of my life. In reality, I spend 40+ hours in the office and I sit in front of a radiator so things can stay as hot as I like by my desk. Sure, the commute is always a struggle but commutes suck point blank. When I get home though, it’s important to maintain consistent levels of comfort come hot or cold. And when it’s cold you want to stay hot, so if your boiler is leaking like mine is then you’re going to need to turn to other reliable means of warmth. Throws and blankets are practical, warm, and they look nice – the holy land of comfort. And when leaving it at home becomes more and more of a struggle, just sling it round your shoulders and suddenly it’s an oversized shawl.
Mohair Plaid Throw
Lambswool, lambswool, lambswool. Let's try another wool for a change. This multi-colored plaid-print throw is made from mohair. Just as warm, bit more textured.Buy At $189 (Zara Home)
This whole premium wool thing is a whole new ballgame. And this blanket from Uyuni is made from 100% cashmere, featuring a green and cream diamond weave, finished with fringing.Buy At Urbanara ($288)
Fox Lambswool Blanket
This jacquard woven, !00% Icelandic lambswool blanket features an interesting Rorschach pattern which allegedly resembles a fox - but that's anyones guess.Buy At Lufina Wovens ($620)
Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co
Camp Wool Blanket
This 100% brushed virgin blue wool blanket is as soft to the touch as it is easy on the eye, accented with three natural stripes. It's made in Canada and is the perfect weight to keep you warm on chilly nights.Buy At Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co ($165)
Pendleton is definitely the go-to-brand when it comes to expertly crafted wool blankets, no doubt about that. The Hacienda Blanket is crafted from a wool and cotton blend and features a timeless geometric design derived from traditional Navajo Chief blankets.Buy At Pendleton ($228)
Crafted from a fine wool blend, this throw features the italian brand's famous stripe pattern and provides just the right amount of warmth for those chilly nights coming up.Buy At ALL+MODERN ($375)
Faribault Woolen Mill Co.
The Melbourne Blanket was introduced in the 1970s on request of American high-end department stores. It boasts soft and cozy Merino wool from Rambouillet, France, where it's known as “the King’s wool.”Buy At Faribault Woolen Mill Co. ($180)
Faribault Woolen Mill Co.
Foot Soldier Military Wool Blanket
Originally made for the US Armed Forces since 1917, the Foot Soldier Military Wool Blanket features a “double cloth” construction, resulting in a warm, heavy, yet breathable product. It measures 66"x90" and comes in in four military spec colors and finishes: Cadet gray with gold and black stripe, Cadet maroon with gold stripes, U.S. Navy solid gray and U.S. Army solid green.Buy At Faribault Woolen Mill Co. ($109)
Best Made Co
Famous Red Wool Blanket
A Best Made classic, the Famous Red Wool Blanket is made by Pendleton and features a tonal stripe pattern with the brand's X logo emblazoned in the center, as well as the signature adjective “famous” woven into the lower corner.Buy At Best Made Co. ($248)
BARNEYS NEW YORK
Renowned luxury department store BARNEYS NEW YORK provides this fine made in Germany lambswool throw. It measures 60" x 85" and features a tonal herringbone pattern.Buy At BARNEYS NEW YORK ($335)