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Ask the Strategist: Celebrity Menswear Edition

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In our new advice column, Ask the Strategist, we take your most burning shopping questions and scour friends, call up experts, and draw from personal experience to answer them. As always, please comment with one of your own — we’re here to help.

This sweater was actually also spotted last January on Pharrell Williams, so now it’s kind of the official music-mogul look. We heard from Jimmy Iovine’s rep that “this is Ralph Lauren.”

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Unfortunately, that American-flag color is no longer available. Instead, similar styles — like a muted “natural” tan version — are at Macy’s, and on sale! The sweater that was originally $225 is now down to $90.

If you’re just into the very cozy shawl collar, Ralph Lauren also makes an indigo-dyed version of the sweater that’s more, they say, “Southwestern-inspired.”

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We’ve also been hearing a lot of talk about men’s henleys, specifically Mark Ruffalo’s (who really, really loves them). While in our earlier henley investigation we couldn’t determine which exact one he wore, we reached out to his stylist and were able to get an answer. Yet again, it’s Ralph Lauren.