Before I slip into a fugue state talking about the knitwear in this new Corridor lookbook, it’s probably important to note that Corridor has been going off recently. In a low-key Corridor sort of way, sure, but absolutely nuts. And it’s not just the knitwear. This whole collection, in particular, draws from the best the ’70s had to offer and updates those things in all the right kinds of ways. Top-to-bottom, it’s super easy to wear, mad comfortable looking, has the proper amount of drama to keep things interesting — peep those earth-toned Batik print shirts — yet the proper amount of consistency to make literally everything interchangeable. Just great shit all around, and personal favorites include the easy pants (sized up but duh), the striped short sleeve shirt, and that yellow camp collar joint. But now that we’ve got that off our chest, let’s get weird.
I’ve (recently, I believe) used this space to threaten to fight Everyone in the World over cardigans on some IRL The Raid shit*, so to say I’m on a knitwear jag is probably underselling whatever state I’m in. I have an entire Chrome tab grouping called “Sweaters” and another called “2 Sweaters 2 Furious” and if there was a way to invest in a garment category as a commodity**, I would have founded the Knitwear Dondada DOA**like two months ago. But the sweaters from Corridor cut through all that noise.
(*To be clear, I’m not good at fighting. I don’t know why I did that, it wouldn’t end well for me. **I’m sure I could buy like wool or linen or whatever but that’s not the same. ***I don’t know what a DOA is but I know people do them. Why not me, you know?)
Anyways, the Hand Crochet Pima Cardigan—which isn’t pictured in this lookbook but is available now—is where we have to start. Is it odd to start with what’s not included? Undoubtedly, but it’s also odd to not talk to about this cheat-code cardigan, which has an all-over flower pattern that’s crochet’d into the fabric and looks like a kaleidoscopic Laurel Canyon fever dream in the best possible way.
If that sweater was the only one in the collection, it’d be enough, but Dan Snyder doesn’t mess around so it has plenty of company. For instance, that mustard Pima Open Lace Crewneck—also crochet because who doesn’t love an intricate theme—is one of the flexiest monochromatic sweaters I’ve seen all season. The Space Dye Cardigan is one of pieces that strangers will be asking you to source for years, the Washed Cotton Cardigan is here for a hostile takeover of whatever summer corner your sweatshirts are currently occupying and that Knit Slouchy Polo makes me want to commit the kind of crimes that will afford me a wood-paneled boat.
All that is to say, it’s probably best not to sleep on Corridor if you’re still doing so.
Available now at Corridor.