- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I haven't bought Smartwool for years, mainly due to their weird patterns. But this year's design is a big surprise. Love the Imperial Purple stripes - classy enough to wear to work but versatile enough to wear out to the trails. Fabric is super soft. And since it doesn't smell, I wear it all the time and it has only visited the washer once after 2 months of wear. It does run a bit big - I had to size down. I also have the crewneck which actually runs true to size, so keep that in mind when you order.