The Highsnobiety Fall Fit Toolkit is your manual for dressing well this season, from wellies to weather-ready running gear.
As the NBA switches gears into the playoff period, we enter a playoff period of our very own: Fall. When summer ends, clothing becomes a different game altogether: more layers, more accessories to work with — the kinds of things we live for.
So, with Fall setting the stage for another championship season in the field of looking your best, a group of Highsnobiety editors assembled to discuss what sweater silhouette was the most winning potential. From the intensely non-sexual V-neck to avant-garde slashed silhouettes, if these selections are anything to go by, Fall is going to be refreshingly uncharted ground in the knitwear department.
The Chaotic Crewneck (Noah Thomas, Assistant Editor)
I’m voting for this type of medley sweater — meaning the sweater that does a little bit of everything. This one from Off-White™ is the perfect example because it goes with your entire closet because it looks like it goes with nothing. It’s an everyday top that will only look better with time.
The V-Neck (Thom Bettridge, Editor-in-Chief)
The V-neck. I’ve actually never worn a V-neck sweater but judging by how unpredictable and demented this year has been, they'll probably end up being the sweater of the season. I was once reading an airplane magazine interview with Chrissy Teigen, and she was saying in it how she recommended all guys buy a V-neck because her husband John Legend "looked sexy" in them. To me, that's the irony and the tragedy of the V-neck: the impossible idea that anyone could look sexy in a sweater. My experimental foray into V-necks would probably start with something like this Lanvin one, something so plain that the fact it doesn't have a crew neck feels even more intense and irrational.
The Anti-Sweater (Haley Culp, Assistant Fashion Editor)
Breathable pieces are great for easing your way back into the colder months to come. You can quite literally detach or layer with this BYBORRE knit that's constructed out of buttoned paneling.
The Sweater Vest (Corey Stokes, Fashion Director)
The sweater vest — also known as the cooler cousin to Thom's questionable V-neck sweater. It's actually a perfect transitional piece for your wardrobe. You can go guns out with a more fitted style like this printed moment from Prada, or find an oversized prep sweater and wear it on top of a long-sleeve tee.
The Slashed Sweater (Christopher Morency, Editor-at-Large)
Go follow London-based menswear label Stefan Cooke on IG right now, and you'll see why other sweaters don't compare. Don't be boring.
Marni Deconstructed Raw-edge Wool Sweater
Marni shakes the traditionally 'clean' image of the sweater with this rugged, beaten iteration.
Wooyoungmi Irregular Hem Wool-blend Roll-Neck Sweater
Resplendent in pastel blue, this ethereal roll-neck from Wooyoungmi hangs gracefully with an asymmetrical hem.
Loewe Rooster-Jacquard Mohair-Blend Sweater
CUt from a soft mohair blend, Loewe gives this sweater impact with two jacquard cockerel motifs to the front.
Eytys Billow Cyclone Striped Sweater
'I went to Thailand and found myself' but make it fashion.
TAKAHIROMIYASHITA The Soloist. Wool V-Neck Vest
TAKAHIROMIYASHITA looks to styles originating in cricket for this clean V-neck sweater vest.
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