Crooner Andy Williams, best known for his rendition of “Moon River,” his yearly Christmas special, or his role in standing by former wife Claudine Longet as she faced charges for killing of her lover, some skier with the unforgettable name Spider Sabich, has died at 84. I’m sure you know that by now. For some reason, the first thing that came to mind for me when I heard of Williams’ death, even before his version of “Can’t Get Used to Losing You,” which gained some credibility in my mind following the version I first loved by The English Beat, was his endless supply of great sweaters.
I love sweaters. As we enter the fall season and I get to pull out my sweaters, let us take a moment to appreciate some of Mr. Williams’ finest sweaters…after the jump.
I would die for this cardigan:
It’s hard to tell, but if this is actually some kind of sweater vest worn as a muscle shirt, then Andy Williams, you had raised the bar for sweater fashion higher than I remembered!
Finally, what’s Christmas without an Andy Williams Christmas sweater?
There’s much to be said for the energy it takes to put on a great rock ‘n roll performance, but that energy does hinder the wearing of sweaters. Maybe I’ll turn to crooning, enabling me to appear on stage in my deep-seated Andy Williams Look.