Thank you all for the replies.
Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH
Maybe a wool suit is not right for you, but how about a nice blazer? In my opinion all sweaters are boring. A good jacket will make anybody look more stylish than wearing a sweater.
Yes, that's true. I used to wear a blue blazer on April/May in Italy, but now I'm looking for something different.
Originally Posted by bellyhungry
Get a full-zip sweater than fits.
I had a period while I was looking for a full-zip swater, but now I prefers more classic garments
Originally Posted by Duco
A navyblue wool/cotton v-neck with khaki pants and a blue button down shirt can be very nice and is not boring. It is a look that is universal and is accepted and almost everyone looks good in it. Wear this with some dessert boots and you will look very good, and better then 99% of the rest of your university.
You can also choose to pair the sweaters you buy with a navy blazer.
Have you thought about cardigans? Maybe less boring and they can also be combined with a navy blazer.
Btw, boring is not bad
I will take that in consideration, I saw some pictures on google and there were great =)
Originally Posted by wsblend
"Fairly boring" will be exactly what you will want if you are majoring in or later find yourself working in a law/business/accounting/etc. office. Boring is key.
If you really want fashion, I recommend looking at some Hugo Boss product since you'll be in Germany. It's priced exorbitantly so try not to pay retail for it; this should be the right time of year to find discounted winter clothing.
As for sweater criteria, I would say:
- Merino Wool will be more durable than Cashmere and will look nearly as dressy; I went that route and have been pleased with mine.
- Cardigans shouldn't be overlooked as they can look rather hip and youthful when worn with a crew neck shirt
- Crew Neck sweaters will be more casual than V-Neck sweaters and perhaps a bit more youthful
- If the price is enticing but you doubt of the product's quality, look at the refund policy to see if you'll be able to return the product after use if it pills too soon, too easily. Such a return policy may be more of an American phenomenon but still inquire where you shop, anyway.
Actually, I secretely felt in love with a cardigan by H.Boss found in an airport. The problem was that there exist no size for me (the small is not so small after all)
Originally Posted by Nicola
What you never saw a sweater in Italy?
V neck are better with a shirt underneath.
Sure, I have some, but I need more! And all the sweater I have aren't good qualities, thus it's time to buy some serious ones.
Originally Posted by cptjeff
Wool is warmer, cotton is cooler, cashmere is warmest, the thicker and denser, the warmer. V necks look better with more formal dress, especially if a tie is worn. Cardigans are comfy and casual.
You don't need to spend a huge amount for Ralph Lauren or anything like that. Just get a good material and a color, pattern and fit that you like. I do not, however, recommend black sweaters. They're not versatile at all. Gray is good, red is good, green, blue, whatever. But black should only come after you already have a fair variety.
The other big thing is care- sweaters are knits, so they will stretch and distort if you hang them. Fold them and store them on a shelf.
Thank you for advices.
I guess now my options include a navy blue v-neck wool sweater, another cardigan (I already have one in gray cotton), and a diamond patterned black sweater. The last one is because I saw one by H.Boss in a shop here, and even if I loved it, the "normal sizes" are the first to be sold out in the discount-time
Bye all, cheers =)