To me the best word to describe the sweater is dense or compact. For the warmth and heft of the sweater it does a great job of maintaining a slim profile by this dense fabric that I'm trying to describe. If you like the Valstar jacket that you posted below then I think this sweater is right up your alley. I should also mention that I think the shawl collar design gives it a unique look compared to other sweaters. Maybe Greg / Kyle could weigh in with a better explanation of the sweater's hand.