Jumper, Jersey, Sweater, Cardigan. How many times have you asked yourself exactly what is that garment called, and why? We’ll leave the grammatical analysis for another post, and in this one concentrate on how to wear them, whatever they’re called!
Autumn arrives and brings with it the excuse to delve into the back of the wardrobe and pull out this essential which we can find in different colours, textures, styles and fabrics, especially wool. Apart from keeping us warm, a sweater of any description gives our look a whole new dimension in versatility. And, believe it or not, menswear is where we find that versatility right now, so this post is about the guys, the guys who slip a jersey on and transform themselves as soon as summer ends, the leaves start to fall, and the wind starts to blow.
Let’s star on V-neck as Part I, on Part II you will find; round-neck, shall-collar, roll-neck and hoodie sweater.
Let’s star start with the versatility of the first style that look super-chic.
This can look really cool with a T-shirt underneath (just check out how Pep Guardiola or Bruce Willis wear it…!) and gives you the option to up your cool by wearing it around your waist and showing off your designer T if things start to warm up 😉 You can generally find them made out of every material, from cashmere to cotton/silk combinations, and in all imaginable styles, but for this 2019-2020 autumn-winter season the main brands are promoting a look based on big chunky Aran-style sweaters with cable patterns on the body and sleeves, or on jerseys with fisherman’s point knit-design.
How should we wear it? Any way you like! A V-neck goes beautifully with a T-shirt, with a dress-shirt (button-down collar or not) and, of course, with a shirt and tie.
If your choice is to wear your jersey with a shirt/tie or under a jacket you might want to think about choosing cashmere, which is light but warm, and is ideal for the colder weather, whether under a windbreaker/short coat, classic overcoat, or trench coat (a very British style).
If, on the other hand, you just fancy wearing a sweater under your overcoat without a shirt or a T-shirt, that’s a look that works too but this season it works better with a thick, baggy sweater. And if you are a truly dedicated follower of fashion you’ll combine it with dress trousers and lace-up shoes, or with jeans and smart leather boots.
I hope you like this post, and remember, whatever you decide to wear, you’ll certainly look great in it!
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