Let's Hear it for the Boys

A quality sweater with just the right fit is one of the most flattering garments I believe a man can wear. This soft, chunky essential has the ability to add weight to a skinny physique or streamline a larger build while also providing perfectly portioned texture to any ensemble. Functionally, the sweater is able to combat colder temperatures, and its styling can effortlessly break up the monotonous pairing of slacks and a dress shirt. With its endless list of appealing traits, the sweater is your cold weather wardrobe’s most versatile tool.

From eccentric prints featured on The Cosby Show’s Bill Cosby to reserved, classic colors seen on Mr. Rogers, the sweater is famous for its rich history in variety. Here, this gentleman sports a fun, updated version of this timeless knit, which takes a colorblock turn. By opting for gray and blue hues, this Fashionisto displays the quieter, sophisticated and more wearable side of the bold colorblock trend that has caught the fancy of the fashion world for many consecutive seasons. Layered beneath his trendy knitwear is a coordinating checked button-down that exposes its structured collar to add a touch of refinement to this cozy crewneck while creating a melodic balance of casual and sophistication.

When choosing his trousers, this polished fellow warmed his style with winter tweed. This textural weave has a striking sense of depth and is the ideal counterpart to his knit jumper. For his footwear, toasty mahogany oxfords were the perfect choice to complement the outfit’s cool grays and blues.

He completes his look with an accessory essential to every college student – the backpack. This knapsack, however, is unique in its classic inspired hiking style. With its leather buckle straps and structured build, this bag displays rugged masculinity while still remaining fully on trend.

This week, adopt a knit garment into your ensemble for an effortlessly put together, cozy feel. Like most pieces of classic clothing, crewneck sweaters are a smart investment that will become your outfit staple.

Hint:  For a more formal look opt for a sweater vest in place of the traditional sweater. A vest is a great layering piece as it goes flawlessly with a tie as seen perfected on Tom in (500) Days of Summer, or it even slides strikingly well between you and a jacket.


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