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Note: This post contains no major spoilers for Knives Out, but does reveal several on-screen outfits. (Chris Evans wears a sweater.)

When was the last time you gasped so conspicuously in a movie theater that when the movie ended, the stranger seated next to you tweeted about said gasp and your involuntary reaction went viral?

Mine was on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at a press screening of Rian Johnson's delightfully suspenseful murder mystery, Knives Out.

The film's plot was marvelously constructed, but in a twist perhaps greater than any of those on screen, my gasp was unrelated to all things murder and mystery. The sudden inhalation of air instead came from the sheer, unexpected sight of Chris Evans in a cable-knit sweater.

Knives Out (2019) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Related: Knives Out Cast: Every Actor In Rian Johnson's New Movie. Before the morphine overdose could kill him, Harlan slit his own throat to make his death look like a suicide rather than an accident. However, the ending of Knives Out reveals that his death was no accident. It was brought about through the actions of Ransom, who had conspired. The first Knives Out was released in November 2019 and starred Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Toni Collette, Lakeith Stanfield and Christopher Plummer. Regardless of the reason for the hubbub, Chris Evans embraced the meme-ification of his Knives Out attire at first. On Christmas Day, he shared a photo of his dog Dodger wearing his own cable knit. Michael Shannon and Chris Evans in 'Knives Out' Lionsgate Hugh Ransom Drysdale - Chris Evans Richard and Linda's son is Hugh, best known to the Thrombeys by his middle-name, Ransom.

The only thing I will say about Knives Out is that, upon seeing Chris Evans in a sweater, the girl next to me gasped and said very softly and tenderly, “Sweater.”

— Anna Menta (@annalikestweets) November 7, 2019

While watching Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) investigate the death of the Thrombey family's wealthy patriarch, Harlan (Christopher Plummer), I'll admit I lost all concept of time. I can't tell you how far into the movie I was when I saw Evans' character, Ransom, wearing that cable-knit sweater. But I know that in the moment I audibly gasped, whisper-screamed the word 'sweater,' and reflexively grabbed the right arm of Mashable Entertainment Reporter Proma Khosla for support.

My other seat mate — who I later learned was Anna Menta, a senior film reporter for Decider — heard my thirst firsthand, and was understandably compelled to share it with the world.

'I knew it was a good sweater. But I never would have realized just how good a sweater that sweater was had I not heard a voice next to me whisper, so softly and tenderly, 'Sweater,' Menta told me in a Twitter DM. (Oh yeah, we're friends now.) 'It summed up so succinctly what I knew every person in that audience was thinking.'

Oh. Oh my GOD. This was... ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

— Nicole Gallucci (@nicolemichele5) November 7, 2019

To set the scene a bit, Knives Out is one of Evans' first major movie roles since he decided to hang up his shield of justice as Captain America, and boy, is it a change of character. In the comedic thriller, Evans plays Ransom Drysdale, an entitled trust fund brat with one of the dumbest, hottest names to ever exist.

The character is preposterously pompous — the kind of guy who tells his entire family to 'eat shit' — but at times Evans' killer blue eyes and razor sharp jawline manage to cut through Ransom's insufferable attitude and make a strong, albeit shameful, case for attraction. That attraction peaked when a coat-less, scarf-less Evans in a cream cable-knit sweater dominated the screen.

It sounds dramatic, but let me assure you... this was no ordinary sweater. The knitted stitches were especially thick and prominent, and the coloring complemented Evans' blue eyes and dark brown hair remarkably. The naturally lit, wood-forward restaurant booth and surrounding beer bottles helped set the mood, but the real noteworthy piece of detail was that the sweater was worn. It had visible holes and tears, as though it had been on Evans' frame one too many times and simply couldn't hold itself together any longer. Both the sweater I were unraveling at our seams.

A day after the sight of Evans in that magnetic force of knitwear hindered my breathing, I saw my reaction had made quite the stir online. The 'Sweater' thirst was spreading fast, and as more and more people saw the film, the sight of Chris in a cable-knit caused 'Sweater' gasps to ripple across theaters.

I was at the premiere last night and I’m pretty sure people clapped and cheered when that sweater came out

— Mara “Get Rid of the Nazis” Wilson (@MaraWilson) November 15, 2019

Okay, so what I’m hearing about Knives Out is
Synopsis: Chris Evans in a 💖SWEATER💖
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Do I have this about right?

— Chris Gernon (@whileonefork) November 10, 2019

My coworkers hid these photos of @ChrisEvans in his #KnivesOut sweater all over my desk and in drawers for my birthday !!!

— Ashley Gia Smith (@fiercegia) November 15, 2019

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debating buying this sweater and wearing it to see Knives Out to match

— dodger’s mom (kelly) (@sebsearnub) November 10, 2019

So I saw Knives Out with @MrsFridayNext tonight and we both exhaled “sweater” when the sweater was revealed in its full form, and I think that should be a Knives Out participatory thing for everyone, like Rocky Horror

— Meredith Goldstein (@MeredithGoldste) November 21, 2019

KNIVES OUT is Canon Sweater Cinema.

— kyle 中和 autumner (@TyleKurner) November 7, 2019

Knives Out director Rian Johnson even joined the Sweater Movement and posted two thirst tweets of his own. The first very rudely compared a cable-knit-clad Evans to a cable-knit-clad pup, as though we could ever choose. The second was a breathtaking black-and-white candid of cable-knit Chris, captioned, 'Hey girl.' Swoon.

— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) November 18, 2019

Hey girl.
Thanks to everyone who came to the early #knivesout screenings tonight. We’ve got another one tomorrow night! C’mon down!![email protected]/vyhp6VwHJr

— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) November 23, 2019

As for Evans, he has yet to acknowledge the Sweater Sweats™ online, but he addressed the thirst in an Extra TV interview. When asked about the overwhelming reaction to his sweater, the actor said, 'Oh yeah, well, you know. It's hard to look bad in a cable-knit sweater.'


I don't in any way mean for this sweater thirst to overshadow Evans' performance or the quality of the film itself, both of which were excellent, but I'll say it's not every day a piece of clothing elicits literal gasps, so we must give this sweater the rightful praise.

'As we now know, it was a thirst so deeply relatable it has resonated with thousands of people all over the world,' Menta said. 'I like to think we made a real difference that day: You with your pure, relatable thirsting, and me, the mouthpiece broadcasting that thirst to the masses.'

[email protected] reacts to his cable-knit sweaters in @knivesout driving people wild! 😍

— ExtraTV (@extratv) November 15, 2019

Evans gave a modest response when asked about the love for his sweater, but he knowshe looks good in it, too. He snapped a mirror selfie while wearing the cable-knit and hanging out with his dog Dodger on set, and in a post-screening Q&A he admitted that he loved his clothes in the movie so much that he 'stole those sweaters.'

Most of the cast wore phenomenal sweaters as well, but Evans really lucked out. In addition to that cable-knit beauty, he also sported a dark cardigan in the beginning of the film, and ended with a beautiful blue cashmere. (In lieu of a dark cardigan pic, we're giving you this photo of Evans looking good in a camel-colored coat and patterned scarf.)

By the time the movie concludes, you may know who's responsible for Harlan Thrombey's death, but the real 'whodunnit' remains afoot: Who is responsible for this film's wardrobe? Give them an award! Specifically for that cable-knit, which a fair share of admirers have already tried to find online.

Though lookalikes have been discovered at L.L.Bean, Gap Factory, ASOS, The Kooples, and Aran Sweater Market, a sweater as distressed as the Knives Out cable-knit made me the first time I saw it has yet to be found. Per Knives Out costume designer Jenny Eagan, the sweater rips were created using tools like a Dremel or sandpaper. And the sweater is, in fact, an Aran cable-knit.

Knives Out hits theaters Nov. 27, perfectly timed to Thanksgiving's carving knives. As you gather around your dinner table to give thanks for loved ones, opportunities, good health, and so on, consider also giving thanks for Chris Evans' sweater. I know I will, as it's brought me not only a small, silly splash of viral fame, but also genuine cinematic delight; a new Twitter friend, Anna; and a community of future Knives Out-goers who've vowed to gasp in my honor. This sweater truly brings people together.

UPDATE: Nov. 27, 2019, 1:29 p.m. EST Updated to include more (yes, more) information on the sweater.

Chris Evans Knives Out Coat Brand, Scarf, and Sweater. Did you watch the Rian Johnson movie Knives Out which was released three months ago? Well, if you did and you are like our friend Deena, you’d have come out of the theater gushing not only about the film but also about Chris Evans’ cable knit sweater.

Turns out she’s not the only one who suddenly realized that bulky outfits like men’s sweaters can be s*xy AF because it has become a meme over the past few months. Not surprisingly, the film created a big spike in sales for those selling a similar sweater to the one worn by Evans character, Ransome Drysdale.

Now, if you are looking for the specific brand of sweater seen in the film, we’re afraid no one knows exactly what brand it is. Well, maybe Chris Evans knows but he’s keeping mum about it. Here’s a New Yorker report on the provenance of the much sought after sweater:

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Then the film’s costume designer, Jenny Eagan, started giving interviews that built up the mythology of the sweater. She said that she could not remember who made the sweater (she vaguely remembers purchasing it, but does not recall if it was new or vintage or one of a kind), and that it was now missing. (Evans claims to have swiped much of his wardrobe from the set.) So far, no manufacturer has piped up to claim the glory.

Chris Evans Knives Out Coat Brand: Theory. For our part, unlike Deena who was curious about Chris’ sweater, we were more interested in finding out about the single-breasted long coat that Captain America wore in the movie.

After some googling, we found out that the good people Reddit were on the case too and were able to identify the outfit for us. The coat is made by Theory and you can still buy them from online stores. It’s a bit pricey (around $1.5k) but these things are built to last so you’ll have them forever.

Also, it is a double-faced coat so you can wear them inside out and still look cool. [Want more men’s coats seen in movies/TV? Check out Asa Butterfied’s Wrangler coat on the Netflix show, S*x Education.]

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Now, for those of you more interested in the scarf more than anything else. You’d be happy to know that it is a mughal scarf by the British menswear haberdasher Drake’s. Unfortunately, this particular item appears to be out of stock in online stores.

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Chris Evans Knives Out Coat Brand, Scarf, and Sweater. Last updated: February 10, 2020 at 5:42 am.