A Sweater Vest is Just What You Need For In-Between Weather

I really, really love a sweater vest. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that the sweater vest might just be my favorite menswear item—and as a menswear writer, that’s high praise.

It’s just that there’s something so effortlessly chic and stylish about it, yet practical, too. A sweater vest is the easiest way to look like you know what you’re doing, and look like you know what you’re doing you will. Layering is almost always essential; a boxy tee or button-up take a sweater vest from good to great with virtually no effort required, and with baggy trousers or skinny jeans or, hell, even work pants, the sweater vest is easily the most seamlessly versatile item in your closet.

It’s not a tank top. It’s not quite a traditional sweater. It is perfect for this weird, in-between weather, where it isn’t as chilly as winter usually is, but it’s definitely not as warm as spring likes to be. If you don’t know what to wear, reach for a sweater vest; if you do know what to wear, then you’ll be reaching for a sweater vest anyway, plain or printed, cotton or cashmere. Let me take you through 15 of my favorite sweater vests below.

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J. Crew

Cashmere Sweater Vest

Abercrombie & Fitch

Paisley V-Neck Vest

Now 70% off

Solid Homme

Blue V-Neck Vest

JW Anderson

Printed Ribbed Merino Wool Sweater Vest


Wool Blend Sweater Vest


V-Neck Intarsia-Knit Sweater Vest


Logo-Jacquard Cashmere and Wool-Blend Sweater Vest


Adicross Sweater Vest

Todd Snyder

Cotton Sweater Vest

Now 62% off


Slim-Fit Pure Cashmere Tank

Polo Ralph Lauren

Crest Cotton Cricket Vest


Men’s Cashmere Wool Blended Sweater Vest

Alex Mill

Donegal Wool Sweater Vest


Larkin Sweater Vest

Now 15% off

ASOS Design

Oversized Sweater Vest

Trishna Rikhy is the Associate Style Commerce Editor at Esquire.

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Source : Esquire