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Lime green cashmere crewneck sweater

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by johnnynorman3, Jan 25, 2005.

  1. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Senior member

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    I picked up a Borrelli cashmere sweater yesterday; it is a fairly close fitting crewneck cashmere sweater (light-medium weight plain weave). It isn't in my favorite color -- sort of a bright lime green -- but I got it for $42, so I couldn't pass it up (the Borrelli label had been removed from the sweater, so it made it to triple markdown at FB; I knew it was Borrelli though because of the size tag, cut, etc.). My question is, how do I wear this? I was thinking it would go fine with anything dark -- jeans, grey flannels, etc. Should I wear a button down underneath? If so, should it be dark or light in color? A sky blue button down looks fine underneath it, but I'm worrying about it being too preppy of a look. On another note, is it pathetic that I need advice/permission from this Forum on how to wear a freaking sweater? [​IMG]
     


  2. philosophe

    philosophe Senior member

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    I'd avoid the button down and wear a crew neck t shirt underneath.
     


  3. Fabienne

    Fabienne Senior member

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    This is funny: this morning, my son, 2 1/2, decided on his clothes: lime green sweater and light grey cords. [​IMG]
     


  4. j

    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    Depends on how it makes your skin look. You may need something to set it off. I don't know what, though, without seeing it.
     


  5. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Senior member

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    Yeah, I do need something to set it off I think.

    If I don't wear a collar underneath, then I can't wear it to work, but it would go very well with a pair of the Belvest trousers I just picked up from my tailor, so I think a collar is going to occur.

    My thought is for casual wear going with a soft button down blue/white stripe (the kind that you usually see in an oxford shirt). The collar is a bit wrinkled and frayed due to long-term wear, which I think will make it look non-stuffy. We'll see.
     


  6. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Will work like this, or with a light grey crewneck underneath. Jeans should be dark and straightlegged with minimal distressing. Grey undertones in the jeans are fine, but avoid green ones (unless you want to look like a better dressed jolly green giant.) Belt should be plain, and a light colored leather (white would look great, but a tan or cream color will also work.) Shoes - also a like color. I would go with white sneakers with navy (not green or red) detailing on them. The sweater could work great casually.
     


  7. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Senior member

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    Thanks for that -- I won't be able to put it together QUITE exactly like that, unless I want to go out and get some new shoes and a new belt. But I'll take as many pieces of advice from that post as I can.
     


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    gamelan Senior member

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    not so sure about the vest but i do like the green/red/white shoes combo here: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws....62&rd=1 not that i could actually pull it off but your lime green cashmere sweater just happened to remind me of this auction that i was looking at yesterday. -Jeff
     


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    Aaron Senior member

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    If you want to avoid the "too preppy" look wear it under a jacket or vest, it will tone it down the overall look and really make the sweater "pop." As suggested before, I think a dark jeans, some black boots, and maybe a grey down vest would work as a casual look. For the office I think the sweater under a blue or grey sport coat with a checked collared shirt and some grey trousers would look great. Hope that gives you some ideas.

    A.
     


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    A white or orange shirt underneath would look refreshing.
     


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    amirrorcrackd Senior member

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    I think orange may be a little much. Too high contrast. I really like the light blue/white striped collared shirt idea.

    Dan
     


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    As far as pants go, I would suggest charcoal gray slacks for a dressier look, dark jeans as per LA Guy's recommendation for a casual look, or light sand colored flat-front slacks for spring.

    A light blue shirt would look nice underneath, or perhaps a stripe/check shirt with a hint of green (maybe a leaf green, or forest green) in the pattern.
     


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