Spring is one of the trickets times of the year, because on any given day the weather can go from comfortable patio weather to sub-zero. So, how does one prepare for weather so unpredictable?! Aside from owning some great outerwear pieces, sweaters are a definite must-have during this season. For those colder days you can layer them with t-shirts and dress shirts and for those warmer days you can just simply wear them on their own. Nothing is quite as versatile as a great sweater in your wardrobe. Here are some great colourful examples from Stones, Zanerobe and John Varvatos.
Stones: Safi Slim Fit V-Neck Sweater: $178
Stones: Safi Slim Fit V-Neck Sweater (Red): $178
Stones: Safi Slim Fit V-Neck Sweater (Blue): $178
Stones: Safi Slim Fit V-Neck Sweater (Aqua): $178
John Varvatos V-Neck Sweater: $175
Zanerobe Saviour Knit Terracotta Sweater: $125
Marshall Artist button-up cardigan $225.
As Canadians, our appreciation for sweaters is strong. We wear them for the majority of the year, so we need variety, details, and quality. The sweater selection for this fall is already looking great with lots of knits and retro details.
This Marshall Artist button-up sweater is my favourite, it’s a jacket in the fall, a sweater in the winter, and the details give it a very rustic Canadian feel.
Farah grey sweater $115, Farah striped sweater $120.
The mercury is back in summer temperatures today, but sweater season is still right around the corner. There’s two reasons why the thin knit sweaters need a place in every man’s closet: early fall’s mild temperatures, and layering up in the later fall/winter.
Here’s our first round of thin knits. They won’t break the bank, but they will give you a brighter fall and transition you through to next spring.
Psycho bunny polos in blue, green, orange, and purple (not pictured) $85 each.
In addition to these polos, more colourful Summer polos from Psycho Bunny are new to our shelves, plus a few sweaters. They’re bright, they fit great, and they’re a summer must-have.
John Smedley is a 225-year-old heritage UK brand known for their high quality knitwear. They take the average polo and turn it into a soft, luxurious shirt that can still be worn both casually and more dressed up. Their focus on technology results in the finest knitwear possible.
Phil Petter $450, Marshall Artist $150, Ted Baker $350.
1. The Macho Sweater – Sure, sweaters can be soft and cuddly (see luxury sweaters) but the new breed of sweaters are rugged and uber-masculine with leather details, chunkier knits that say “I’m man enough that I don’t need a jacket”, and shawl collar styling. Wear them layered over a plaid or check shirt for a sexy lumberjack look.
Farah $150, Suit $235, Drykorn $365.
2. The Holiday Sweater – Get in the Holiday spirit with a patterned sweater, we’re not talking ugly christmas sweater but vintage inspired patterns and designs (GQ just did a spread on them in this month’s issue). Perfect for casual Christmas parties, weekday bar nights and hanging out by the fireplace watching the snow fall.
PYA $198, Psycho Bunny $195.
3. The Fine Gauge Knit Sweater – sophisticated, clean and very modern. The fine guage sweater will help breath new life into your closet full of shirts, wear them layered under a jacket to give you a pop of color or on it’s own. The new trim fits men you’ll never look boxy, no matter what your size.
Toscano $275, Oats $295.
4. The Luxury Sweater – Nothing says “love” more than cashmere; either the love you give yourself or the love from someone else. It’s like wrapping yourself in a warm hug all day long. But just because it’s luxury doesn’t mean it’s high-brow, wear your cashmere where you would have worn your sweatshirt on the weekends.