One of the staple in every man’s wardrobe is sweaters because you can never go wrong with them. It provides the much needed warmth especially during the winter season. There are many styles of types of knits to choose from that could complement every look. Here are a number of things to consider when looking for the best sweater for you.
First there are many sweater shapes – cardigan, v-neck, crew neck, turtleneck, mock neck and shawl neck or fold over. Cardigan is recommended for a casual look because it matches just about any outfit combination. A traditional cardigan will have buttons at the front side but there are new variations that come without in order to hang open. V-neck sweaters are considered to be straightforward pieces because it can be layered or it can be worn on its own. When layering, use a button-up shirt or outfits with tie knots.
The most common sweater shape is crew neck and is the more casual version of a v-neck. The neckline has no collar and suitable for men with shoulders that are sloping. Turtleneck will make sure you are warm and will give off a retro vibe. This is intended for tall men that are blessed with strong jawlines. Mock neck, on the other hand, is the simple version of a turtleneck sweater. It is best if you don’t like the bulkiness of the turtleneck but still want to stay warm. Shawl neck or fold over sweater gives off a distinctive vibe because of the relax look and the casual fit. It is suitable for men regardless of the age.
Sweaters can be made of different materials – cashmere, knitted, cable knit and ribbed. Cashmere gives off the luxurious feel and it is also very soft. It provides warmth without being bulky. Sweaters made of the best cashmere material can be very pricey but there are more affordable options that are mixed with other raw materials. If you want to go for the standard, knit fabric is your best option. This is low maintenance and available in majority of stores. Cable knit are used for sweaters to provide extra warmth but these are more on the bulkier side. The ribbed material is more subtle and looks like corduroy.