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  • If you could only have 3-4 sweaters in your closet

    I’m looking for inspiration and curious what people like and why?

    What colors, fabrics, cuts, etc.


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  • #2
    If it were limited to 4 items, I'd go for different styles over different colors. Chunky cable shawl cardigan, mid weight fleece zip up, mid weight ribbed turtleneck, and fine merino v-neck. As for the color, I'd get them all in charcoal. Boring, I know, but they'd go with any color of coat/jacket and give a nice contrast with lighter tops or blend in easily with dark monochrome looks.

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    • #3
      Blue v neck sweater
      Gray v neck sweater
      Blue cardigan regular not shawl
      Burgundy cardigan regular not shawl

      That would work for me. Not ideal but cover 70% of the times I wear a sweater which is for work.

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      • #4
        TBH now that I wear jacket+tie for work I barely ever wear sweaters and have donated most of the ones I owned. I have one tobacco brown button-up cardigan that I keep at the office as an emergency "warm layer," one charcoal zip cardigan that was a gift from my mom from her trip to NZ, and one chunky, oatmeal lambswool shawl cardigan that I very rarely wear.
        Ben

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        • #5
          I want to like cardigans on me, but I have a bit of a gut, and I always feel like the buttons end up pulling and just accentuating it. Maybe I just haven't found the right one.

          They haven't gotten any love in this thread, but I'm honestly a big fan of crew neck sweaters. They definitely skew casual, but so do I. So if I was just picking 4 sweaters I'd probably do 4 medium weight crew neck sweaters in navy and 3 colors out of black/oatmeal/grey/olive/burgundy.

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          • #6
            1 gray shetland crew neck
            1 navy merino v-neck
            1 other color merino v-neck
            1 fisherman's sweater. I love the chunkiness of them.

            If I had more space I would throw in something like a nice thick cashmere sweater but good ones cost money and if we go the cheaper route I much prefer merino wool to cheap cashmere.
            Last edited by JBarwick; January 24th, 2019, 10:43 AM.

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            • #7
              [MENTION=2659]Deke[/MENTION], both jcrew and banana republic have shawl collar pullovers that give you that nice chunky collar without the bulky buttons and pockets of a cardigan

              My four would be:
              camel merino v-neck
              navy merino v-neck
              light grey thick cashmere polo collar
              cream or navy fishermans sweater, either cabled or a chunky waffle knit

              The v-necks can do anything from casual to wear under a suit for extra warmth, the other two can go casual to business casual. This was tough for me. Since I don't wear suits at work, I wear a lot of sweaters and I love them them. Nothing feels better to me. I have a pair of vintage thick cashmere sweaters that are unbelievably nice to wear. Recently I've been trying to find a cabled sweater that I like. My wife could knit me one, but that could be $150 in materials alone and it would take a couple months to finish.

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              • #8
                Most wool sweaters I can't tolerate due to allergies so:

                Navy v-neck cashmere
                Camel/tan cable cotton cardigan
                Burgundy crew neck cashmere
                Gray crew neck cashmere

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                • #9
                  These are what I currently own:

                  2 x fine merino wool cardigan (light grey, wine). Strictly worn under a sport coat.
                  2 x wool crew neck (burgundy, heathered dark green). Worn as outermost layer, or under a jacket/coat that is not a sport coat.

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                  • #10
                    I'd' have one of each: crewneck, henley, V-neck, cardigan.
                    2 cotton (probably the crew and the henly); 2 wool.
                    navy, charcoal, camel, and "fun" color--like a burnt orange or something.

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                    • #11
                      These colors work really well in my personal color palette but I think thats a pretty personal decision. I would use shirts underneath, sports coats and outerwear over to mix up the look.

                      grey merino crew
                      navy merino v neck
                      cream/beige chunky shawl
                      burgundy chunky cardigan

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                      • #12
                        I have a light grey linen blend Henley style sweater from BR that I love. It layers over casual shirts very well or can be my only layer.

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                        • #13
                          I would have a hard time choosing only four. But if I had to,

                          grey or navy merino v neck
                          massively chunky shawl cardigan
                          chunky fisherman's crew
                          lighter shawl cardigan for lounging

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Dun View Post
                            I have a light grey linen blend Henley style sweater from BR that I love. It layers over casual shirts very well or can be my only layer.
                            I want to try linen and linen blend sweaters. I really need to visit a store with some and check them out as wool can be tool warm outdoors in the summer but sitting at a desk can get quite cold.

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                            • #15
                              Crew neck, two half zip, and one sweater jacket

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