Last week, we were contacted by a Princeton 2012 alum about Hillflint, a “collegiate sweater line” he started for the Ivy League. We checked out the website, made jokes about the pictures of what’s supposed to be the Ivy experience, scoffed at the pretentiousness in the assumption that people will know your school based solely on its colors, and reached our final conclusion: we want a thousand of these fucking sweaters.
This morning, Hillflint launched a line of Columbia Class Year sweaters for the classes of 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017. We got the deets: thick knit crewnecks made from nearly 1.5 pounds of 100% ultra-fine Australian merino (apparently the best) with classic varsity styling–ribbed arm cuffs and waist, raglan sleeves. More specifics after the jump, if you’re into that kinda thing. For now, you can just pre-order the Columbia Class Year sweaters–Hillflint is ordering them and they will ship in 8 weeks.
We like the idea of having similar sweaters to other Ivies, something to bring us together. We also like that this is the closest we can get to cheating the system and nabbing a CU letterman sweater. Mostly, though, we love to bring you discounts. These sweaters ain’t cheap, but Hillflint has offered Bwog readers a discount: use the code BWOGCY2013 at checkout to get $20 off–the price will be reduced from $99 to $79. Still a lot, but hey Hannukah and Christmas are around the corner, right Mom?? We can go halfsies!
To use the discount code:
- Add to cart
- Enter billing and shipping info (and then there will be one more screen)
- Add discount code (BWOGCY2013) and enter credit card credentials.
More on the sweaters:
- Sweaters are made of 3 ends of 2-ply Australian merino wool at a 19.5 micron count, essentially one of the highest grade sweater wools in the world. Aka soft as shit.
- 7-gauge knit
- Precision stitched raglan sleeves
- Numerals are intarsia knit into the garment
Sizing: (note: they’re slimmer fit)
- Like Warby Parker–no middleman, just good product without brand markup
- Class Year sweaters started last year with Dartmouth. Since, thousands have been sold across the Ivies
- Free returns and free size exchanges as long as it still has tags and is in new condition
@lol I’m glad to see they’re keeping it Ivy-only, no state schools from Philadelphia or anything ridiculous like that
@anyone “the assumption that people will know your school based solely on its colors”
…with a sports-oriented brain (i’m not saying this to discredit the good sports we have) will see our colors and think UNC
@i wish that is said columbia’s name on the sweater and not just the class year.
@cc14 check it – http://www.hillflint.com/collections/sweaters/products/columbia-heritagesweater-b
@Anonymous You dumb shit! How did you get in here? You have your class year on the sweater…you don’t need the college name…everyone who needs to know what college knows!
@Can I justify spending $160 on the heritage and class sweater? lol
@Lol I just did…merry Christmas to me, I guess.
@Why are these so much better than the ones CCSC designed.
@$$$$ And only $59 more! $$$$$
@Anonymous @$$$$: I don’t think the CCSC 2014 sweater is just $20. And I don’t know why CCSC picked the dark blue sweater. That looks like we are from Yale. I was really disappointed at the design. Have a look at what Columbians used to have:
@Also unashamed that I’m totally buying one.
I am a first-generation college student and I work hard for my money. Proud, not ashamed to sport an ivy sweater.
@Wow These sweaters are fucking stupid and way too overpriced. I’m sure bwog isn’t getting a cut and that douchey scummy publisher of yours jake was not involved in this…
@Anonymous … Aren’t we all getting a cut? Thanks, Bwog! How dope of you!
@Jake Hershman Actually, Bwog isn’t getting a cut of any of the revenue from this. In addition, this post wasn’t sponsored in any way. We felt that it would be nice to be able to offer the Columbia community a discount on a cozy sweater. Thanks, though.
@Jake Fan Lol – you love corruption
@Not ashamed that I’m considering buying one
@Anonymous so how much of a commission are you getting?
@come on your being used as a pawn by a for-profit enterprise
they can buy a fucking ad if they want to peddle their overpriced shit—unless this is a sponsored post, in which case you should say
@your come on
@Anonymous this was typed on a fucking smart phone, madame grammar Nazi
@your @Anonymous: SOUNDS MORE LIKE A DUMB PHONE TO ME LOLOLOLOLOL
but on the real, chillax, bro. can’t u take a joke?
@CC 15 this.
@Anonymous bwog sold out