As I mentioned in the ”Rebuild Your Wardrobe with 25 Essential Pieces” post, putting together a proper wardrobe – which should be tailored to your lifestyle and personality – is all about planning and investing in high-quality versatile pieces.
Although I put the crewneck sweater on the my list as an alternative option to the turtleneck, I realise it’s easier and guys gravitate toward it more often. Looking back I probably should have switched the two. A neutral (or subtle) crewneck sweater is one of the most versatile layers a man can own.
Here I put together three quick and easy ways you can incorporate a crewneck into your wardrobe.
1. Weekend Casual
It’s simple, masculine and sometimes it’s all you need – especially with this mild season we’ve been having.
The perfect crewneck is simple and subtle enough to be taken seriously under a jacket, but has enough visual interest to add a shot of life to an easy look.
There is a lot to be learned from traditional prep style. True “preps” believe in uniform dressing using a well edited collection of classic well-made items.
In fact, every piece in this outfit could be considered a prep “staple”. Wool crewneck, straight-leg denim, slim belt with engine-turned buckle, penny loafers, tortoise aviators…
- Distressed jeans by Levis Vintage
- Aviator shades by Ralph Lauren Purple Label
- Brown alligator belt by Ralph Lauren Purple Label
- Watch by Montblanc Timewalker Automatic (42mm)
- Burgundy penny loafers by Bass