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.
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.
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.
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.