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Melange Fleece Cardigan
Vince
Sold by: Neiman Marcus

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Shawl collar cardigans continue as an important trend into the spring season, and we couldn’t be more pleased. Whether you have a generally more conservative style or like to play with some fashion, this silhouette is a crowd pleaser – especially this one from Vince. The cotton mélange (the mix of the black and white) fabric makes it an ideal spring layer, with jeans and a t-shirt or dressed up with a gingham button up shirt and twill flat front pants. (While it is shown with leather sweats, we know we aren’t all Kanye West, so we’ll skip those for now.) Vince’s subtle details, like the black elbow patches (check them out through the ‘shop it’ button) and contrast white stitching give the sweater a casual and current look that, like the modern fit, is universal and stylish for most gents. If you are between sizes though, size up if in doubt.
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02/17/2015

Spring Sweaters: The In-between Layer You Shouldn’t Live Without

Sweaters are an absolute necessity during the long days of winter. And they are an absolute necessity for spring, too. Just in a different way. Instead of being the layer protecting us from catching cold (according to our mothers, anyway), it becomes the in-between essential. When you don’t need true outerwear, a zip-up or button front cardigan sweater is the perfect replacement. Want the finishing touch of a sport coat without the structure? Ditto. And, of course a lightweight pullover can look great over a button down for work or a t-shirt for a casual day hanging out. So, we’ve scoured the market for the best of the best this season – and boy, did we find some good ones.

Take a look at a few of our favorites here, and then head over to Fashion Finds, to see more of our top picks for work, after 5, and casual dressing.
If you like something, just click on the “Shop It” button to buy it from our suggested retailer. And let us know what you think through the comments section below and on social media.
http://www.hugoboss.com/us/%27fossa%27-reversible-cotton-zip-up-sweater/hbna50277782.html
BOSS Hugo Boss - Fossa Reversible Cotton Zip Up Sweater
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BOSS Hugo Boss - Fossa Reversible Cotton Zip Up Sweater
Fossa Reversible Cotton Zip Up Sweater
BOSS Hugo Boss
Sold by: Hugo Boss

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When we can get two high-quality sweaters for the price of one, we are in. This Hugo Boss cotton zip-up cardigan is reversible and both sides are amazing. We are showing the side with navy piping, which has an athletic influence to it and looks great with dark wash jeans and a simple t-shirt for all your casual needs. Click through the ‘shop it’ button to see the solid grey side that can easily work in a casual office setting with navy or charcoal twill pants and a button up shirt. The fit is modern and great on most gents (size up if you are between sizes).
http://www.eastdane.com/frederic-crew-rag-bone/vp/v=1/1580247546.htm
Rag & Bone - Frederic Pullover
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Rag & Bone - Frederic Pullover
Frederic Pullover
Rag & Bone
Sold by: East Dane

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Rag & Bone takes the simplicity, and trend-right spirit, of stripes to an ideal level in this cotton/linen sweater. The grey and cream is a sophisticated summer color combination that, when done in this fabrication, takes on a soft mélange look that is just right for the warmer months. Play up the pale color with and tan, stone or white cotton twill pants or shorts (and of course, any shade of denim will work, too). Throw on a white t-shirt underneath for a casual look, or a white button up for a dressier event. Its versatility will have you coming back over and over. The fit is modern and great on most gents (size up for a looser fit).
http://www.neimanmarcus.com/Theory-Asli-Camo-Print-Sweater-Navy-/prod177980011_cat21150734__/p.prod
Theory - Asli Camo-Print Sweater
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Theory - Asli Camo-Print Sweater
Asli Camo-Print Sweater
Theory
Sold by: Neiman Marcus

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When camouflage is done right, we are fans. Theory’s deep navy version is subtle and interesting, so it takes on a sophisticated look that is very urban – no animals will be hurt when you’re wearing this at the office or out to dinner with charcoal wool pants and a dark navy button up shirt. It also looks great with jeans or khaki’s and a dark grey or navy t-shirt for those more casual days.
https://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/sweaters/lightweightmerino/PRDOVR~B1081/B1081.jsp
J. Crew - Lightweight Italian Merino Sweater
J.Crew’s classic crewneck is done in a super soft and lightweight merino wool that is an ideal layer for the office over a button up shirt with a pair of flat front twill pants on a spring day. While it comes in several neutrals colors (found through the ‘shop it’ button), this heathered chambray steals the show for us. It’s a great spring color that works with any of your office staples, and also looks sharp with dark wash jeans and a white t-shirt on a more casual day. It’s J. Crew’s typical modern fit that works on most gents.
http://www.ralphlauren.com/product/index.jsp?productId=56541646
Polo Ralph Lauren - Striped Crewneck Sweater
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Polo Ralph Lauren - Striped Crewneck Sweater
Striped Crewneck Sweater
Polo Ralph Lauren
Sold by: Ralph Lauren

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Finding ways to highlight a gent’s shoulders is always a masculine touch we like. The solid dark navy with a 3-button closure on one side is the perfect way to give the illusion of broader shoulders against a narrower frame of stripes below in this Ralph Lauren cotton/cashmere blend. It works with any denim or neutral cotton pants, but is a also a great companion to shorts in a pop of color, like green or orange. Add white sneakers and you are set.
http://www.tommybahama.com/TBG/Men/Sweaters/PRD_T46350/Barbados+Crewneck+Sweater.jsp#
Tommy Bahama - Barbados Crewneck Sweater
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Tommy Bahama - Barbados Crewneck Sweater
Barbados Crewneck Sweater
Tommy Bahama
Sold by: Tommy Bahama

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When we are looking for casually cool pieces in a relaxed, classic fit Tommy Bahama never disappoints. The broken-in feeling of this indigo cotton sweater perfectly comes through with the combination of white and tonal stitch details at the seams, and banded edges. Wear it with dark wash jeans, tan or stone cotton twill pants or shorts, or even grey sweats. It is a stylish alternative to your old-school sweatshirt that will feel pulled together – no more angry stares from family members.
 

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