There’s absolutely nothing wrong with hoodies and cotton crewnecks. In fact, they’re some of our favorite day-to-day wardrobe picks, functioning as the daily norms of what the modern man needs out of an outfit. And more often than not, making a decision between the two is less about one style pick over the other, and more about choosing the right weapon for the right time.

There are certain situations that call not only for comfort, but for a certain level of class. Maybe it’s an industry after-party, a birthday dinner, or any other sort of occasion that’s slightly off-base from what activewear would be better suited for. This is where an upgraded sweater fits the bill.

KEEP IT SIMPLE

Sometimes there isn’t a need to overcomplicate things. Well-textured, simple knitwear can help usher in that mode of classiness without having to sacrifice dealing with the un-comfortability of dressier options.

The only trick here is to find something that isn’t too tight-fitting. If your sweater (and everything else) is too tight, then you’ll end up looking as stiff as a board. Proportions are key, so it’s totally cool for a standalone sweater to be a little bit loose, since it’ll help add to the fullness everything. To reel in the looseness of the sweater, just make sure you’re pairing it off with some slim-fitting pants and clean footwear. This should help to balance out the spectrum of proportions you have going on.

LAYER IT OVER

A slight step up from a standalone sweater would be to layer it over a thin shirt or button-up. This is a familiar move that everyone has pulled off at least a few times in their lives.

We recommend trying this look with a pair of slightly relaxed trousers (beige, charcoal, etc.) instead of denim jeans. Finish with a pair of understated sneakers or tennis shoes. There’s a solid bunch of guys that would simply wear a pair of dress shoes and some slimmed pants, but with a more relaxed pant and footwear choice, it pulls the outfit more to the casual side, allowing you to maneuver smarter for wherever the night ends up taking you.

Bonus: Go for a below-the-ankle sock and roll up those pant legs slightly for a much cleaner overall outfit execution.Read the full article on bevelcode.com