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.
How To Rock Dis
1. Paired With A Polo
This style move has a vintage feel that will shake up your work wardrobe.
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?
2. Under a jacket
Nothing new here! Just avoid bulk at all cost. Pair with a jersey blazer or something unconstructed or unlined.
Outfit details: Hardy Amies – Wool Flannel Blazer w Patch Pockets $695, Van Gils – Barlow Contrast V-Neck Sweater $145, Nudie Jeans – Lean Dean Dry Slow Dark Denim $199, Anderson’s – Pebbled Leather Belt $160, Gotstyle – Sleek Chelsea Leather Boot $295
3. 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.
Outfit details: Gotstyle Launch – Merino Wool Blend V-Neck $125, Buckson Slacks – Classic Buck $220
4. 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.
Get This Look: Blue Industry Chino / Garment Project High top / Monte & Coe Duffel Bag
5. Keep it classy- under a suit
Going to a social event or work party? Skip the dress shirt and wear a v-neck instead.
Outfit details: Van Gils – Barlow Contrast V-Neck Sweater $145, Anderson’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.