Highsnobiety / Eva Al Desnudo

A few days ago, boyband-teen-turned-fashion-forward-solo-artist Harry Styles turned up on stage at Lizzo’s Florida show, joining the singer for her track “Juice.” That wasn’t the only talking point, though. Styles also sported a standout knitted vest, pulled over an oversized button-down shirt, and we were fans.

This isn’t the only occasion that had us talking the return of the knit vest recently, either. At Paris and Milan Fashion Weeks last month, we saw them on multiple runways. From Prada to Gucci, a host of the world’s biggest fashion houses showed love to the sweater vest, and it’s a welcome return.

Scroll on for a guide to the current best sweater vests for men.

Andersson Bell

Knit Monaco Vest

Knit Monaco Vest

$125

Andersson Bell

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South Korean label Andersson Bell has made a name for itself through a distinct melding of Korean design with Scandinavian aesthetics. We see this in its Monaco vest, a simple, sophisticated cut in bold colors.

Noah

Wool Sweater Vest

Wool Sweater Vest

$270

NOAH

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Not convinced on the sweater vest tip just yet? Noah’s iteration is seen here worn over a hoodie, setting an example of the vest’s various styling options.

Charles Jeffrey Loverboy

Pict Vest

Pict Vest

$400

Charles Jeffrey Loverboy

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If you’re a fan of statement-making, loud pieces, and you’re in the market for a sweater vest, then boy have you come to the right place.

Issey Miyake

Low Gauge Vest

Low Gauge Vest

$625

Issey Miyake

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So you want to make it know you’re wearing sweater vests now? This vivid green, in a similar shade to that of lime, peas, and jalapenos, is a good option.

JW Anderson

Wide Stripe Vest

Wide Stripe Vest

$990

JW Anderson

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With a slightly elongated back cut, this vest by JW Anderson is a good choice for a more formal fit, paired up nicely here with a button-down shirt.

Our Legacy

Melange Wool Sleeveless Sweater

Melange Wool Sleeveless Sweater

$243

Our Legacy

FREE SHIPPING & RETURN

FREE SHIPPING & RETURN

Buy at Matchesfashion

Well known for repurposing classic cuts for modern use, Our Legacy does what it does best here with its spin on the wool sleeveless sweater.

Wales Bonner

Floral-Jacquard Cotton-Blend Vest

Floral-Jacquard Cotton-Blend Vest

$507

Wales Bonner

FREE SHIPPING & RETURN

FREE SHIPPING & RETURN

Buy at Matchesfashion

We recently ran a piece on the highlight floral pieces that can be shopped now. We didn’t spot this one as the time of writing, but if we had, it would 100 percent be included.

Neil Barrett

Jacquard Sweater Vest

Jacquard Sweater Vest

$455

Neil Barrett

FREE SHIPPING

FREE SHIPPING

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This wild viscose and nylon mix jacquard vest comes courtesy of Neil Barrett. A post-LSD like aesthetic.

Maison Margiela

Knitted Vest Top

$700

Maison Margiela

FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $300

FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $300

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From an all-out wild member of the sweater vest family to a slightly more subdued one. Well at least to the front anyway. At the back, we get a revealing mesh aesthetic from Margiela.

Jil Sander

High Neck Vest Sweater

High Neck Vest Sweater

$545

Jil Sander

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Black and white are the two best friends of Jil Sander. They get together again on this high neck sweater that comes in a ribbed, oversized aesthetic.

Prada

Striped Cotton Vest Top

Striped Cotton Vest Top

from $1075

Prada

(Available at 2 Merchants)
(Available at 2 Merchants)

Prada was just one champion of the knitted sweater at Fall/Winter 20 shows. And while we’ll have to wait a little for those pieces to hit stores, we’ll settle for this baby pink and blue number.

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