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Blazer with sweater - good look or bad?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Augusto86, Sep 12, 2006.

  1. Augusto86

    Augusto86 Senior member

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    I was wondering what people think of a look where you layer some kind of sweater - crew neck, vneck, or zip/.5-zip under a blazer. Couldn't get a picture or my camera working, but something like this: [​IMG] under this: [​IMG]
     
  2. Aaron

    Aaron Senior member

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    Do it all the time...what problem are you having with this look?

    A.
     
  3. Augusto86

    Augusto86 Senior member

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    No problem at all..I like it too...just wanted to see how people felt...
    I'm just procrastinating all the articles I have to write.
     
  4. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

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    In concept, fine. Like any other "look", it can look terrible if done poorly - ill-matching pieces, jacket that doesn't fit right over the sweater, etc.
     
  5. Get Smart

    Get Smart Senior member

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    it's a great look. I esp like lightweight turtlenecks with a sportjacket
     
  6. VMan

    VMan Senior member

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    I do it often. Looks nice with a patterned coat and a solid sweater, or a solid coat and a sweater with wide horizontal stripes.
     
  7. teddieriley

    teddieriley Senior member

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    Wait, you smell that?
    I do it with zip up mock turtleneck sweaters, hoodies, and even shawl collar sweaters on a cold day if I'm up for a bulkier look.
     
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    Drinkwaters Senior member

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    I do it often, and from what we saw in the market this last buying trip, V-neck sweaters are on the come back. The thing you have to be careful about is that the sweater you do wear is not to bulky for the sport jacket or you'll look like a stuffed sausage.

    Best Regards,

    Gary
     
  9. mainy

    mainy Senior member

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    I like the look. I'll do a button down collar shirt + crewneck sweater + jacket alot in the fall. I have a couple jackets I've bought with this purpose in mind, sized a bit bigger through the body so some of my thicker sweaters will fit comfortably, without looking ridiculous.
     
  10. Film Noir Buff

    Film Noir Buff Senior member

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    Love this look in so many different styles.

    Black cashmere jacket and light grey cashmere mock neck sweater = hip

    tweedy jacket and wine colored cashmere turtleneck= old school.
     
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    I really like it. Take a look at the Sartorialist archives from last winter. There's some great zip neck sweater and blazer combinations in his pictures of the windows of Bergdorf's. Very Italian looking.
     
  12. kitonbrioni

    kitonbrioni Senior member

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    I often wear a nice cashmere sweater under a blazer and find it to be a pleasant combo.
     
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    Jovan Senior member

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    I'm starting to wonder if cardigans are being treated as old-manish again. I don't see a whole lot of people talking about them here besides me and Get Smart.

    Sweaters under a sportcoat are fine. Just make sure you actually have the room to wear one under. Nothing looks worse than seeming like you're too big to button the fastening button.
     
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    I also do this all the time in the Fall. I especially like zip neck or polo collar sweaters with a mock neck and a tweed jacket. On warmer Fall days a sweater vest , including cardigan sweater vests, looks great.
     
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    I like the look. Using a cardigan can look really good if done right - see Kevin Kline in D-Lovely for some excellent examples.
     
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    Great look on colder days, which are rare around here.

    An offbeat look for the office: Striped sweater (red, orange, grey) under solid navy suit. Sort of a Friday look, but I get nice comments from people who don't then follow up with "would you help me with something?"
     
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    I like it. I've got an orange cotton button mockneck that I wear over a buttondown and under tweeds/checks, etc. in the brown family. Agree that you should go back to the Sartorialist archives from last fall/winter. The Bergdorf's window shots show excellent examples of this look.
     
  18. t.jockey

    t.jockey New Member

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    I like this look, I definitly like to do it with a zip up hoody underneath, but never doing up the zipper, or putting the hood on, its like being inbetween completely bummy and dressed up, people dont know what to think!

    but i think it looks good.
     

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