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