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How to wear a button-neck sweater?

UCMaroon

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Hello everyone. Long-time lurker. First-time poster. Love the site.

A few weeks ago, I bought a pair of sweaters at H&M that look kind of like this:





I love the texture, the colors, and the fit, etc., etc., but I don't know what to do with the collar. It won't stay down for any length of time, but I don't know if I'm supposed to wear it up or not, or if that looks like a ridiculous popped collar on a polo.

I guess I probably shouldn't have bought them in the first place, but they looked so nice in the store.

Any thoughts? Or just eat the money and toss them and lesson learned?

Thanks!
 

ktrp

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The second one is on a mannequin. Wear it the way the mannequin is.

The problem is that you think it looks cool on the mannequin, but are afraid that you're not cool enough to wear it like that.
 

BoomDiggs

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The collar is designed to be worn up, as far as I know. Not quite as out of line as a popped polo because one can make the argument that the collar on the sweater is up for warmth, I guess.
 

UCMaroon

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Originally Posted by ktrp
The second one is on a mannequin. Wear it the way the mannequin is.

The problem is that you think it looks cool on the mannequin, but are afraid that you're not cool enough to wear it like that.


Do you think that mannequins are usually a pretty good indication of how to wear a piece?
 

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They are designed to be worn up. Because of this, the looks isn't as affected as it is with a popped polo shirt collar. They're quite practical, really, as they do add a bit of warmth at the neck and look great.
 

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Originally Posted by UCMaroon
Hello everyone. Long-time lurker. First-time poster. Love the site.

A few weeks ago, I bought a pair of sweaters at H&M that look kind of like this:



Oh Son, lookit the size of them buttons man...those things are HUUUUUGE!

 

UCMaroon

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Originally Posted by Joe Cool
Oh Son, lookit the size of them buttons man...those things are HUUUUUGE!



Trust me, I would never wear that Abercrombie & Fitch one in the photo (or anything from that atrocious store).
It was just the first example that popped up that looked remotely like what I own.

Thanks for everyone's input and patience with such a basic question from a newbie (both on the forum and style-wise). I wore it up today to do some Christmas shopping and am now convinced that it looks terrific.
 

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