You fit me better than my winter sweater, said someone once.
There are many staples in a man’s wardrobe, and having dusted the notion of classic white shirts and introduced officially orchid into the mix, its time to elevate the reputation of winter’s favorite lover: the sweater. For we all know, polar vortex as evidence, that while we live, our favorite cities like New York or Berlin or Princeton or Vienna will always be bestowed with snowflakes.
Sweaters are garments that can vary from any price point to fabric to quality to style, be made by a grandma or a hoity designer, be worn by hipsters or socialites. Their reputation as such has fallen into the flaw of averages. Considering that a sweater is proportionately larger than your gym-fit upper body, there is a lot of surface area to cover, and should not be wasted. The real estate of your back and chest is hot property for onlookers, and there are a few ways – five specifically – to focus shopping to make it more stylish, lucrative, and attractive to those who matter.
Keep ’em Chunky
Chunky accentuates masculinity. The sheer quantity of fabric needed to fold and buckle up with every move will not only keep you warm, but exhibit a sense of a larger upper body, a bonus for acquiring attention from the fairer sex.
That Modern Cardigan
We’re not talking the summer cardigan or fall weather staple here, but the cross between chunky and layered. The winter edition is often with an apt print or toggles, less blazer and more bomber, and can be worn with versatility. A fuzz lined hoody interior adds for functionality and backdrop to your face, never a bad view. Plus, who can deny the ease of taking it off?
The Vintage Print
Think vintage and ugly moldy sweater with snowmen and reindeer and pine trees? The very designs have been reborn off late into styles that use modern fit, bolder colors, and simpler contemporary lines to evoke just the right balance between luscious class and masculine modernism. The implication of Peter Pan’s effortless principles of retaining childhood will sparkle in the eyes of onlookers.
The Intriguing Weave
Remember when grandma used to knit sweaters with weaves that reminded you of your sister’s tightly done braids? Those are now vintage, and coming back in creative, often solid colored attires. Not only can they redefine a boring monotone sweater, but they intensify the warmth on days when mulled wine may not even do. Plus they lend intrigue and character to what may be the smoldering looks of the wearer.
The Fitted Classic
Anything classic or old fashioned is simply simple, boxy, or made to be breathably you. But believe it guys, if you have a simple v-neck sweater and a gym-ified body, sport it in waist and shoulder enhancing sizes and tuck it below a blazer or above a collared shirt, or wear it on a bare chest to elevate the neckline and collar bones. Jaws will inevitably drop, and your love life will thank you.
So bid adieu to the myth of ugly sweaters.
For they aren’t just warm;