Manolo for the Men Fashion and Lifestyle Advice for Men

January 23, 2005

Sweaters for the Man

Filed under: Outerwear — Manolo @ 9:56 am

The Dreaded Sweater of the Holidays

Manolo says, one of the Manolo’s many internet friends has asked the Manolo the question.

Can you recommend the right spring sweaters – I see men everywhere wearing these well – sweaters that remind me of my mother from the 60s – snowflake patterns and kitsch! I know that with your great knowledge you could stop the madness of men wearing outlandish sweaters. Might you recommend a line or two of nice professional looking work sweaters? Are sweatervests out like bow ties?

Manolo says, of the course not, the sweaters (or jumpers) they are not “out”, they could never be “out”. They are too practical for the wearing.

However, as the Manolo’s friend, he has correctly identified, many of the mens they wear the sweaters of ridiculousness. Perhaps, like the Colin Firth in the Diary of the Bridget Jones, it was a present from the well-intentioned relative/dolt. Or, perhaps they just know no better.

In any of the event, the Manolo he would give you the following brief advice with regard to the wearing of the sweaters: high quality, solid color.

You cannot go wrong with the purchase of the good quality, good-colored cashmere sweater in the classic cut that suits you, be it the turtle neck, the crew neck, the v-neck, or perhaps the cardigan.

Here are three sweaters from the Italian maker Principe di Salina, that the Manolo finds acceptable.

Biscuit Cashmere Ribbed Crewneck Sweater   Manolo Likes!  Click!
Dark Blue Cashmere V-neck Sweater  Manolo Likes!  Click!Black Cashmere Zip Mock Turtleneck Sweater  Manolo Likes!  Click!

Manolo says, three different colors in three different neck styles, all good. The last of the three it is the “zip mock turtleneck” which is the more contemporary, urban feel.

As for the the vest of the sweater, the Manolo, he himself has been known to sport such attire, so how can it possibly be “out”?

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