What do you think of this sweater?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by johnnynorman3, Dec 22, 2004.

  1. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Senior member

    Messages:
    2,686
    Likes Received:
    13
    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2004
    Victorinox sweater It's hard for me to tell how good a sweater will look until I put it on -- sometimes patterns just don't work well for me. But I liked the look of this at first blush. What do you think? I was thinking that it would be good for weekend wear with either jeans, cords, or flannels.
     
  2. acole

    acole Senior member

    Messages:
    223
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2004
    Location:
    Redwood City, California
    I really can't say without seeing a photo of you. Argyle does have a kind of "senior citizen" resonance for me--mostly because I have an uncle in that category who wears it often.

    But there's not much risk in ordering from Sierra. If you don't like the way it looks or fits, just return it.
     
  3. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Senior member

    Messages:
    9,795
    Likes Received:
    931
    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2002
    Location:
    Washington, D.C.
    I like zip-neck sweaters quite a bit, but agree with acole about the argyle.  Wear it, and people might start asking you if you want to have dinner at 4 o'clock.  I think it might look good under a tweed sports coat, however.
     
  4. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Senior member

    Messages:
    2,686
    Likes Received:
    13
    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2004
    [​IMG] Thank you for talking me out of it. I think I might get a couple of the merino sweaters from Brooks when they go on sale. It would be $75 for 2 with the early bird. That's not a bad deal, and I like the zip neck merino wool for the winter.
     
  5. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Senior member

    Messages:
    9,795
    Likes Received:
    931
    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2002
    Location:
    Washington, D.C.
    I think you may want to wait for the opinions of the argyle lovers, who no doubt will point to GQ's and Andre 3000's endorsement as proof that the young and hip can wear it.
     
  6. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Senior member

    Messages:
    2,686
    Likes Received:
    13
    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2004
    I'm young, but not hip. So, no dice. [​IMG]
     
  7. hermes

    hermes Senior member

    Messages:
    1,020
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2003
    Location:
    canada
    everything victorinox runs big
    if you generally wear a large, buy a medium
     
  8. bry2000

    bry2000 Senior member

    Messages:
    2,033
    Likes Received:
    454
    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2004
    I have not been crazy about the Brooks' Merino sweaters. they have not worn well. I would pass even at $35 per.
     
  9. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

    Messages:
    10,448
    Likes Received:
    74
    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2004
    Even though you've already been talked out of it, I'm going to chime in. I think it's an either/or situation here. Either argyle or half zip. Both is too much, too busy, and a bit wrong -- though not in a good way.
     
  10. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Senior member

    Messages:
    2,686
    Likes Received:
    13
    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2004
    Really? That's surprising. They seem to be unlikely to pill at least at first touch. I'll keep that in mind.
     
  11. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior member

    Messages:
    20,605
    Likes Received:
    390
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2004
    Location:
    greater chicago
    chorse,

    that is exactly my feeling - one is acceptable, both are too much
     
  12. Bergdorf Goodwill

    Bergdorf Goodwill Senior member

    Messages:
    1,228
    Likes Received:
    5
    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2004
    I like it, but I don't like Victorinox sizing.

    "Busy" isn't always bad, and I don't even find that particularly busy.
     
  13. ernest

    ernest Senior member

    Messages:
    2,564
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2004
    Location:
    PARIS
    I do not like it because of the the pattern and the zipper.
     
  14. Andrew

    Andrew Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    51
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2004
    I don't particularly like that pattern/color combo, but I think it's perfectly fine for anyone to wear Argyle. I have 3 argyle print sweaters in different styles and colors. I'm in highschool where god knows your appearance is under scrutiny, but I've never recieved negative comments about it, only compliments. I think it's a good option to have when you wanna get away from solid colors and boring stripes. Don't give up on argyle just yet, I'm sure you can find some patterns you'd like.
     
  15. Andrew

    Andrew Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    51
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2004
    double post
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by