Sweaters

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  1. montecristo#4

    montecristo#4 Senior member

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    How do you wear a sweater over a shirt?

    - Button down collars only?
    - Shirt cuffs showing underneath sweater cuffs? How much shirt cuff showing?
    - V-neck or crewneck?
    - Shirt tails showing (shirt untucked) or no?

    Please respond with thoughts and opinions.

    Montecristo
     
  2. BjornH

    BjornH Senior member

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    With jackets, I find that a v-neck is best and then with a button down preferably. Thicker crewnecks can take any shirt and not nescessarily a button down. If the collar is stiff enough and there is room for it to stand vertically along you neck then it won't pop out of the sweater.

    In winter I wear mostly solid crewnecks and a patterned shirt beneath, usually with a Jermyn street type collar. I like showing some cuff but generally leave it to chance how much is showing.

    A t-shirt/crewneck doesn't do it for me. My neck feels kind of naked and akward. Perhaps, I've got a freakishly long neck or perhaps I'm just too used to wearing shirts.

    B
     
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    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    I find I look a lot better with a collar as well.

    I own almost no crewneck sweaters and I don't wear them with collared shirts. I can't stand the crewneck t-shirt under v-neck sweater thing. I don't have any buttondown collar shirts so sometimes I have to deal with the collar sticking out but as long as it is one that doesn't flatten out it looks okay, IMO.
     
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    DandySF Senior member

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    I've begun to favor crewnecks over Vs for a vanity-tinged reason. The crewneck creates the advantageous illusion of a slightly longer torso, whereas the V creates a distracting visual break. I also find that solids are more versatile than patterns, since I can pair them with a variety of patterened shirts.
     
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    faustian bargain Senior member

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    today i am wearing a charcoal wool v-neck.

    over a lavendar polo shirt (RL, FWIW), with the top button fastened.

    i feel okay about this choice, but not 100% satisfied. at least i am warm for the cool morning, but when it heats up to the 80's i'll be able to take the sweater off.

    80's...in october. go figure.

    /andrew
     
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    If your wear anything under a sweater you look like a (replace chosen insult here).

    No questions asked, even if it is a v-neck
     
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    Styleman In Time Out

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    Oh and if it has to be the case, i.e. with a suit, then PLEASE always have the collar under a crewneck, or I will have to kill you if your collar is coming out.
     
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    faustian bargain Senior member

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    i guess i'll leave my sweaters at home next time i visit surrey. my nipples can't handle scratchy wool.
     
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    Styleman In Time Out

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    Cashmere/Cotton/Silk? [​IMG]
     
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    As someone who's been known to wear a lightweight turtleneck under a collared shirt under a sweater, that hurts. [​IMG]
     
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    I've worn this look on a number of occasions, and can be properly pulled off. I have also tried it with a tie and looked decently dressed, even though I was sans jacket.

    Jon.
     
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    faustian bargain Senior member

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    (zjpj @ 10 Oct. 2004, 10:17) Edit: Also, forgot to add - I never liked the look of wearing wool or cashmere collared sweaters over a collared shirt. Â Two collars laying on top of each other never did it for me. Â but, it has grown on me, and I wore one the other day like this. Â Again, I think this look looks best with a button down underneath.
    I've worn this look on a number of occasions, and can be properly pulled off. I have also tried it with a tie and looked decently dressed, even though I was sans jacket. Jon.
    carlo has posted a pic of just this look, sortof recently. dunno what to search for though.
     
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    kitonbrioni Senior member

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    If it's a fine cashmere sweater, why not wear it alone without shirt or t-shirt. I know the big thing in women's fashion this year is layers, but the masculine body benefits from a more minimalist silhouette.
     
  14. LA Guy

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    Not a good look. You'll look like Simon off American Idol. Not a good look. There are good nipples (female) and bad ones.

    Not a good look unless you are, in fact, Alan Ginsberg. I suspect that you are not. An untucked, soft collared shirt (either buttoned down or not) under a sweater is fine, just don't pair with chinos unless you want to look... bad. A turtleneck under a sweater is okay if you are Starsky. Not okay if you are Hutch.
     
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    I hate to add this in seemingly even post, but....

    I think it really depends on your body type, especially the untucked shirttails extruding from under the sweater--it can make your legs look awfully short if you aren't careful. Also, a broad collared shirt extending over a V-neck can be a nice statement, even more so with a bold colored or patterned shirt. That said, I too am not a big fan of the collared shirt under the crewneck sweater and for that reason, as a business casual-required dresser, I own very few crewnecks.
     

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