Rules for Sweaters or Sweater Vests With Business Suits

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  1. MrDaniels

    MrDaniels Senior member

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    What are the rules or accepted etiquette for wearing sweaters or sweater vests with suits. for me, they look a bit incongruous with a formal business suit and work more effectively with coordinated pants and a sport coat.

    Also, what is the point of wearing a crew neck sweater with a tie? Always looks weird to me.


    What does the peanut gallery say?
     
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    Also, what is the point of wearing a crew neck sweater with a tie? Always looks weird to me.

    +1. *throwing peanuts*
     
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    Also, what is the point of wearing a crew neck sweater with a tie? Always looks weird to me.

    To stay warm. Are you so worried about people assuming you aren't wearing a tie that you need to cut a v-shaped hole out of your sweater to drive the point home?
     
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    To stay warm. Are you so worried about people assuming you aren't wearing a tie that you need to cut a v-shaped hole out of your sweater to drive the point home?


    Yes, it keeps me up nights as I compulsively fix the tie I wear with my three-piece pajamas.
     
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    It's bitterly cold in these parts and will remain so next week. I'm likely to add a sweater or sweater vest to my suits next week.
     
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    Hate it!

    Wear a wool tie to keep the front warm, and if its that cold wear a Cashmere overcoat and scarf.

    Sweaters look OK with a sportcoat, but i dont really like that anymore ether.
     
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    I'm actually the opposite of Skinny, I used to be against the idea now I have a light grey button-up sweater I throw on under many suit and odd-jacket combos.
     
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    I'm actually the opposite of Skinny, I used to be against the idea now I have a light grey button-up sweater I throw on under many suit and odd-jacket combos.
    I used to hate the look, too, and have never actually worn a sweater with a suit or blazer. It's really cold and I want to stay warm so I'm giving it some thought for next week. Besides, I have some nice sweaters that haven't gotten any wear this season.
     
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    I think Montesquei does the look really well.

    My problem is that my suit/SC jackets are cut fairly trim that adding a sweater, even a thin one adds too much bulk.
     
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    My problem is that my suit/SC jackets are cut fairly trim that adding a sweater, even a thin one adds too much bulk.

    In your case, I would wear the sweater over your jacket.


    - B
     
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    What are the rules or accepted etiquette for wearing sweaters or sweater vests with suits. for me, they look a bit incongruous with a formal business suit and work more effectively with coordinated pants and a sport coat.

    Also, what is the point of wearing a crew neck sweater with a tie? Always looks weird to me.


    What does the peanut gallery say?


    I'd rather be warm. yes, needs to be V-neck though.
     
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    For Dec - Feb I'll do a slim v-neck under the jacket (suit or SC) on the very cold days. Takes a bit of getting used to for the slimmer fitting suits, but it's a nice look that's become more popular
     
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    In your case, I would wear the sweater over your jacket.

    Calvin Klein was apparently doing it for women in 1992. The 80s are played out by now, right...? New decade, new throwback decade.
     
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    To stay warm. Are you so worried about people assuming you aren't wearing a tie that you need to cut a v-shaped hole out of your sweater to drive the point home?
    If you can't see the tie then why wear the tie? A tie exists only as a visual adornment. Anyone who wears a crew-neck sweater with a tie is a fucking idiot.
     
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    If you can't see the tie then why wear the tie? A tie exists only as a visual adornment. Anyone who wears a crew-neck sweater with a tie is a fucking idiot.

    Anyone who takes off their tie anytime they get cold & require a sweater is a masochist. If you want to talk about how lapels or collars or underpants are just societal conventions then there are other fora where you will find easy validation.
     

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