Your opinions on argyle sweaters

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  1. coolwaterz

    coolwaterz Well-Known Member

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    What do you all think of argyle sweaters? I used to like them but they've seem to become a hiphop style now and less of a preppy style. what should i wear under an argyle sweater? just a solid oxford? how do you maintain the preppy aspect rather than look like this: [​IMG]
     


  2. sho'nuff

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    i like argyle but it depends on the color combination. the one he has on above is a terrible cut.

    looks like he is wearing argyle, just for the sole point of wearing argyle. it doesnt do anything for his look. wear it as a component to complement your total look and silhouette.
     


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    Some argyle from my personal p*rn collection [​IMG]

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  4. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    To maintain preppy, make sure the length of the sweater is just below the beltline, and the shoulder seams should not hang over the shoulder half-way down the bicep. Try for a slimming fit.
    I prefer 'V' necks for argyle. You can alternately wear a shirt w-tie, or a button-down shirt & no tie.
    Cardigans are nice too, but again go for a slim effect. No over-sizing.
     


  5. I. Gentantithesis

    I. Gentantithesis Senior member

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    Thicker yarn in autumnal hues evokes an air of hand-knit or hand-framed bucolic gentry, rather than "whazup bro, itz wil-low". A cricket cap compliments the "surname graces Groton facades" personna. Disagree on trim, trendy.
     


  6. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    I like argyle but I'm picky about the color combos.
     


  7. coolwaterz

    coolwaterz Well-Known Member

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    while this is a nice argyle by lacoste, i just cant help but thinking it screams "Turtle" from Entourage and that is exactly the look that I want to avoid. [​IMG] I just picked up this argyle sweater on sale..what color shirt and/or tie combo would u guys recommend wearing underneath it [​IMG]
     


  8. oroy38

    oroy38 Senior member

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    Being a college student I'm a bit on a tighter budget than most of the guys on here, but Express actually has some pretty nice sweaters. Right now their Merino Wool sweaters are all solid colors, but later in the season they usually come out with the argyle in some pretty good patterns and they fit really well for most average to athletically built guys.

    They usually have them on sale for a pretty good price too, so if you're looking for some decent sweaters for a price that won't break the bank, Express is a place you might want to check out. Hell, even JC Penney has some pretty decent sweaters around this time of the year.
     


  9. Ryan Graber

    Ryan Graber Senior member

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    for sweaters check out br sale rack, full price is kind of a rip off though.
     


  10. pendragon

    pendragon Senior member

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    how do you maintain the preppy aspect rather than look like this:


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    I think the simplest way is just to be white. If you want to go the whole hog, you can enroll in an ivy league school, wear hideous pastel polo shirts, have a big floppy hair cut, stuff like that.
     


  11. Dr Huh?

    Dr Huh? Senior member

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    I'd suggest a light blue shirt underneath. I wouldn't wear a tie, though.

    I have a gray argyle sweater. Bought it at H&M. It has long sleeves even though it's a "medium". I'm currently wondering if I can shrink just the sleeves.
     


  12. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    I just picked up this argyle sweater on sale..what color shirt and/or tie combo would u guys recommend wearing underneath it
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    Light blue, blue/white striped, or even white.
     


  13. ChicagoJohn

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    while this is a nice argyle by lacoste, i just cant help but thinking it screams "Turtle" from Entourage and that is exactly the look that I want to avoid.
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    That sweater is too large for him anyway. Typical sweater bullshit cuts - far too long in the torso and the arms. As soon as he starts walking that thing is gonna drop like a dress and look terrible.

    I often wonder what type of design school most sweater designers attended (if any). Until you know exactly which brands fit you, it's a major chore finding one that actually fits. Sweaters end just below the belt. There's no room for negotiation.
     


  14. JohnnyLaw

    JohnnyLaw Senior member

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    I'm not crazy about argyle sweaters. Argyle socks, on the other hand...
     


  15. pdial

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    I like argyle sweaters but it depends on the color combination and cut. Personally its been difficult to find some that I like. There is a fine line between good looking one and a really ugly one.
     


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