TOP 5 MEN’S SWEATER STYLES

The British summer is as reliable as Steven Taylor’s defending– virtually non-existent. So, as we wait for the sunshine to reappear, I’ve written a post that will teach you what to wear while we’re patiently waiting.

  1. THE CREW NECK
    Crew necks are winter staples. They are the safety pieces. They’ll always be around, and they’ll always look good. But that’s about it when it comes to crew necks. Due to their simple design and cut, they don’t leave too much to the imagination. In general, they’re an unfussy sweater so the best way to liven up your crew neck is to find one which sports a unique design or colour, whether that be a streetwear printed logo or a interesting pinstripe for a more formal look. They can be paired with just about anything from jeans, trousers or shorts.
  2. THE V-NECK
    V-necks are more stylish than Crew necks but they require you to think about what you’re going to wear underneath. Fear not as this is a good thing.A white T-shirt is the default casual look but if you want to dress it up, throw on a shirt and tie combo. Remember the deeper the V, the more of the inner garment you are going to reveal. Make sure that what you show in the space of the V isn’t concealed i.e. a logo or print that’s attempting to peep out. Avoid wearing printed T-shirts beneath for this precise reason. Pair them with some Oliver Peoples glasses for the old school preppy look.
  3. THE TURTLENECK
    Many people feel that turtle necks had their time in the 70’s. Simple not true. They may take a little more effort to pull off but understanding what to wear it with helps make that task a whole lot easier.Keep turtle necks simple; avoid flashy colours or prints because simple, dark shades work best. Rock it underneath a blazer to achieve a chic, classy look. If however, your neck is as long as mine, then you may want to take a pass, as it will only emphasise its length. Not a good thing.
  4. THE CARDIGAN
    The cardigan now has become an essential in every man’s wardrobe and we’ve pretty much covered everything about them. But the main rule to remember with cardigans is that you should never wear prints underneath, just like the V-neck sweater. Use thinner cardigans for layering and chunky knits as alternative outerwear pieces.
  5. ZIPPED/BUTTONED SWEATER
    The zipped or buttoned sweater is probably the most uncommon out of these five choices, yet it acts as a great alternative because the zip/buttons allow it to become a great layering piece. You can reveal as much or as little as you wish given the amount of buttons you have at your disposal or how far the sweater zips down.

A major pitfall is when choosing to tuck the sweat in. It’s not entirely wrong but it'[s pretty hard to pull off.  If you do feel the need to tuck in, make sure it’s a snug fit. Try to get one that sits comfortably around your waist and doesn’t just flop out.

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