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v-neck-sweater

The V-Neck sweater. Once a staple of men’s fashion left to die in the back of your closet only to be brought out again for awkward family dinners.

Well, they’re back baby! …with a twist. The twist, as with any trend re-introduction always makes or breaks the piece. In this case, the “v” should be more angular. Think sharp point rather than the shallow v that is synonymous with the old v-neck sweaters you do have.

Paired With A Polo

This style move has a vintage feel that will shake up your work wardrobe.

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Step 1: Pick a colour combination that you like. You can also pair with a printed polo. When matching choose a colour that is somewhere in the polo to your sweater. A classic colour combination is blue and brown. Sean Connery (pictured above) with another classic pairing grey and brown. How good would this be with a slim trim navy trouser to pair with it? 

Under a jacket

Nothing new here! Just avoid bulk at all cost. Pair with a jersey blazer or something unconstructed or unlined.

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Outfit details: Hardy Amies – Wool Flannel Blazer w Patch Pockets $695, Van Gils – Barlow Contrast V-Neck Sweater $145Nudie Jeans – Lean Dean Dry Slow Dark Denim $199, Anderson’s – Pebbled Leather Belt $160, Gotstyle – Sleek Chelsea Leather Boot $295

Slightly oversized

If the idea of wearing a v-neck makes you cringe, because you’re too cool for that shit. Grab an oversized v-neck. The bagginess will look more relaxed and less preppy-9-to-5-guy.

Like we said before, look for angular v-necks.

Take your oversized sweater to the next level by distressing it. This works best with wool or cashmere. Doing a quick google search on distressing will help but you’ll need a plastic brush, knife, or lighter.

It will look worn and vintage A.K.A. expensive AF. 

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Outfit details: Gotstyle Launch – Merino Wool Blend V-Neck $125, Buckson Slacks – Classic Buck $220

Solo… with chinos and high tops

Consider this your next travel outfit. Avoid scratchy fabrics so you don’t need to layer a t-shirt underneath. We like the monochromatic pairing Ryan Reynolds did here (below) with the two different hues of blue.

If you enjoy comfort during travel get a chino with a lot of stretch. And if you’re travelling for work easily sling your travel blazer by your side.

Solo… with chinos and high tops Consider this your next travel outfit. Avoid scratchy fabrics so you don’t need to layer a t-shirt underneath. We like the monochromatic pairing here with two different hues of blue. It unifies the outfit and makes it less office wardrobe. For travel get a chino with a lot of stretch. The sweater will balance out the casual high top pairing. Feature Blue Industry Chino Feature Garment Project High top

Get This Look: Blue Industry ChinoGarment Project High top / Monte & Coe Duffel Bag

Keep it classy- under a suit

Going to a social event or work party? Skip the dress shirt and wear a v-neck instead.

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Outfit details: Van Gils – Barlow Contrast V-Neck Sweater $145Anderson’s – Pebbled Leather Belt $160, Tiger of Sweden – Atwood Jacquard Suit $999


You can consider it a basic again. Now with multiple ways to style the V-Neck in your arsenal, this might just be the next best piece to invest in right now.  Follow us on Instagram: @shopgotstyle. For online style help, chat with us. 

STYLE TIPS
SWEATER-STORY
It doesn’t matter who you are, what you wear or where you live- one fact is certain, you’ll be slipping on a sweater sometime over the next few months. We’re just here to make sure you pick one that’s age appropriate this holiday season.

How To Wear A Holiday Sweater In Your 20’s 

This carefully crafted Merino wool, crew neck sweater by Lyle & Scott is great for the young guy looking to stand out from the crowd without looking like a juvenile delinquent. Pair it with some Zanerobe chino’s, high-tops and bomber for a look that is fresh and sophisticated. 

Colour blocking is code for looking sophisticated in the fashion world. This multi-toned crew sweater by Johnny Love is a timeless classic and a great investment piece for that young budding professional. Ideal for layering, pair it with a bold check shirt and quilted blazer for that Queen W. vibe with a Bay St flare.
 
Ted Baker, known for marrying heritage pieces with classics cuts offers this great eye-catching tri-coloured, ribbed sweater for the fashionably inclined. Designed for the experienced dresser this piece is great with a pair of coloured chinos, puffer vest and cap-toed shoes.
Bring back the classic with this modern take on a traditional Fair Isle sweater by Van Gils. Pair it with a classic oxford shirt, selvedge jeans and quilted blazer because we all know you still run the style game.