When it comes to men’s fashion, some people have it and some don’t. It’s the way of the world. Menswear is typically fairly simplistic, with styles that change more subtly and slowly than women’s trends. Because of this, it’s difficult to create a look that is sophisticated but freshly stands out of the crowd. This is especially hard in winter months when the fallback is usually the sweater. Can a refined and trendy sweater be found? Of course it can (with maybe a little assistance).
This Fashionisto found his perfectly fashionable sweater with the help of this mom. While shopping with mom may not sound like the most appealing option, often your mother is the one willing to go into nicer stores and force you to try on things outside of your comfort zone — and thank goodness she did with this Fashionisto. His sweater is a mature pullover/cardigan hybrid, with thick fabric to brace against the cold and optimum layering power. My favorite aspect of this sweater is the unique closure design, with large adjustable hooks that latch into the eye along with the classic zipper.
He layers this sweater over a striped button-down and T-shirt for a more casual look. A more formal option could be to wear a white button-down with a tie peeking out the top and a peacoat on top instead of a normal winter coat. He also wears jeans, which could be switched out for chinos or khakis. On his feet he wears polo tennis shoes, a casual yet clean choice for this outfit.
So what other options are there when it comes to sweaters in menswear? You have the classic hoodie for the more casual Fashionsito, the cardigan for those willing to take a risk, the cashmere crew neck for the Fashionisto who needs a little softness to his look and of course the recent favorite thrifted grandpa sweater. Each of these styles has their own perk, and each offers a completely different overall image. Try them all and don’t be afraid to ask for help. After all, mother knows best.
Want to see more great men’s sweater options? Check out the collection on eBay. My eBay collections were curated as part of the CollegeFashionista and eBay collaboration with Style Coalition #FOLLOWITFINDIT.