As I continue to construct my list of wardrobe essentials for the fall, it leads me to another classic yet versatile piece that I think every man should own.
The crew neck sweater!
Therefore, I partnered with Banana Republic again to provide some context on why you should incorporate at least one crew neck sweater into your fall wardrobe, if you haven’t done so already.
Ironically, I was a never a huge fan of crew neck sweaters or even v-neck sweaters for that matter. I’ve always been more of a cardigan/jacket type of guy. However, I’ve always appreciated how a crew neck sweater looked when it was paired with a suit jacket instead of the typical shirt and tie combo.
Unfortunately, I could never find a sweater that was thin enough to wear comfortably under my tailored blazers and suit jackets. Yet, warm enough to actually wear during the fall and winter months.
Thankfully, this sweater was ideal because of it’s thin and lightweight design. It’s also super soft against the skin!
When shopping for the perfect crew neck sweater, there are a few things to consider.
Firstly, just like anything else, fit is the most important factor. A lot of crew neck sweaters that I come across tend to be too long so it just doesn’t look right if you want to wear it untucked. Also, they’re usually too baggy in the midsection and it makes me look like I’ve put on some extra pounds. So finding a slim-fit option is key!
Another thing to consider is that some sweaters are uncomfortable because the fabric might coarse and irritating against the skin. Therefore, avoid polyester and those cheaper fabrics.
Instead, I suggest going with a cashmere or an extra fine merino wool fabric like this one. By doing so, you won’t have to worry about being uncomfortable throughout the day and it also won’t lose its shape after being washed a few times!
Last but certainly not least, choosing the right color is essential.
If you haven’t already noticed, this shade of green is one of my favorite colors because it compliments my skin tone. In fact, my 2nd car was green so you already know I’m a fan.
Also, this shade of green is just a extremely versatile for this time of the year because it pairs so well with brown, navy, burgundy, orange, and so many other fall colors!
Suit by Vintage, Sweater by Banana Republic, Shoes by Zara
As always, thanks for reading!
The Dapper Advisor