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V neck Sweaters


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Sep 30, 2018
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Hello gents,

I've been on the hunt recently for some V neck sweaters which don't look baggy or start billowing like crazy on the waist area.
I've tried a lot of brands available in the Uk starting with
T.M Lewin ,
Charles Tyrwhitt ,
Hawes & Curtis ,
Brooks Brothers ,
J. Crew,
John Smedley,
Massimo Dutti,
and the fashion forward sweaters you find in places like John Lewis ,Zara, H&M, Gap and the list goes on

I'm 6.1 feet tall and weight in 187 lbs so I'm fairly slim I would say.

Apart from J.Crew and John Smedley all the other sweaters looked badly on me.
I've attached below some photos with both sweaters because I've got a couple of questions to ask and I couldn't find answers nowhere to those questions.

I know merino wool by nature it's a soft and thin material but I can't stand seeing the buttons of a dress shirt through the sweater whenever I'm layering one over my shirts.

How are you dealing with this problem? I'm just asking because whenever I search for V neck sweaters across Google all the guys wearing them over a dress shirt don't seem to have this "problem" (they can't be all photoshoped...)

My second question would be if you've got other brands sugestion I should look for? (My budget would be somewhere around 150£ for a sweater ,slim fit ,probably merino wool - quality Cashmere it's really out of my current budget) J crew F.JPG J crew.JPG John Smedley Back.JPG John smedley F.JPG John Smedley.JPG

If there is one thing which I don't like about the J. Crew one it's the deep V neck which seems to be something common across many brands. I would rather prefer a high V neck like the one on the black sweater.

P.s No, I won't be wearing V necks with the collar all buttoned up without throwing a tie. The whole purpose on buttoning the collar in the photos above was to see if the V neck of the sweaters lays nicely on top of the collar without leaving any gaps.

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