Style for first sweater?

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  1. Jovan

    Jovan Banned for Good

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    V, crew and turtle neck. You need all these. Try fih.com for some very nice merino wool jumpers.
    I don't understand why some of you keep suggesting he needs like every type of sweater right now. If I remember correctly he's rather young and thus doesn't make that much.* IMO, I don't think the last two are the best choices either. Based on his physique which I've seen in another thread of his, a v-neck would be best since it has a slight slimming and elongating effect. You could argue turtlenecks do as well for an obvious reason, but they're not most guys' cup of tea. A scarf does just as well to keep the neck warm and adds a stylish touch. *I apologize if I seem patronizing, jose, not intended.
     


  2. Man In Space

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    I don't understand why some of you keep suggesting he needs like every type of sweater right now. If I remember correctly he's rather young and thus doesn't make that much.* IMO, I don't think the last two are the best choices either. Based on his physique which I've seen in another thread of his, a v-neck would be best since it has a slight slimming and elongating effect. You could argue turtlenecks do as well for an obvious reason, but they're not most guys' cup of tea. A scarf does just as well to keep the neck warm and adds a stylish touch.

    *I apologize if I seem patronizing, jose, not intended.


    Agreed, Jovan. He didn't say only sweater, he said first sweater - big difference. First implies that there will be more to come. V-neck to me seems to be the most versatile.
    I have seen Jose's pics and agree that for a man of his stature the v would probably be best, assuming that he buys a well-fitting one.
     


  3. andyl

    andyl Well-Known Member

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    What color undershirt do you guys recommend under a light grey v-neck sweater? I think white is too boring, maybe a charcoal long sleeve tee under it?
     


  4. Connemara

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    What color undershirt do you guys recommend under a light grey v-neck sweater? I think white is too boring, maybe a charcoal long sleeve tee under it?

    The beauty of grey is that it's a neutral. Wear it with any color. Personally, I prefer a BD under a v-neck.
     


  5. andyl

    andyl Well-Known Member

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    I've always worn button downs under v-necks, so I wanted to try something else...
     


  6. johnapril

    johnapril Senior member

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    Sweaters are worthless for business wear. Get an overcoat. This season I suggest Etro's 7/8 length cashmere in chocolate herringbone. If you want to wear a sweater off hours, an Avon Celli is worth saving for.
     


  7. josepidal

    josepidal Senior member

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    How does Johnston's of Elgin stack up? I got one off STP in baby blue and really like it, and might consider the same brand if I need a thicker one.
     


  8. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    How does Johnston's of Elgin stack up? I got one off STP in baby blue and really like it, and might consider the same brand if I need a thicker one.
    If you bought one, you should already know [​IMG].
     


  9. josepidal

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    I wouldn't know how it stacks up against Avon Celli and some other things recommended now, would I? I ducked into Stonestreets in Cambridge the other day but forgot to ask which were the Avon Cellis since I didn't come upon them.

    Anyway, congratulations on the +1 on your post count.
     


  10. tiecollector

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    I finally decided to start wearing sweaters. I got plain ole cotton v neck and crew neck (navy and gray) for like $11 each at the BR outlet.

    Then I got a Penguin cardigan from Nordy Rack and a striped cardigan (both button up) from Club Monaco, both Merino Wool.

    The crew neck you can wear with a dress shirt or polo and the v neck would look good with a tie. The cardigans I plan on wearing with anything.
     


  11. josepidal

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    Anyone think it looks tacky to wear a v-neck sweater with a buttondown collar but no tie?
     


  12. Get Smart

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    Anyone think it looks tacky to wear a v-neck sweater with a buttondown collar but no tie?

    Fuck no, cause that's my go-to sweater/shirt look. If anyone says it's tacky, I'd punch him in the face, as that's what tackily dressed folks do.
     


  13. Bandwagonesque

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    Anyone think it looks tacky to wear a v-neck sweater with a buttondown collar but no tie?
    You're kidding right? That was my outfit for today. I think BDs go best with V-necks vs. other collars. I'm not against having my collar spread out over the sweater... but I think with a BD collar, it keeps it all neat and tidy, with the collar points kept in place.
     


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    What do you guys think about a light gray shirt worn under light gray v neck with black pants?
     


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    What do you guys think about a light gray shirt worn under light gray v neck with black pants?

    Sounds a little blah to me... how about a colored shirt (blue, pink, yellow) or even a striped shirt to give the outfit a little punch?
     


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