To the delight of grandfathers and dorky librarians everywhere, the fuddy-duddy sweater vest has shed its uncool reputation. In several standout collections for this coming spring season, designers subverted the sleeveless knit with puckish attitude and provocative styling.
Comme des Garçons Homme Plus vest, $400, shorts, $1,240, and Nike sneakers, $260, at Dover Street Market New York.
Dondup vest, about $240, at dondup.com. Vince tank top, $85, at Vince stores. Alexander McQueen pants, $960, at 747 Madison Avenue. Margaret Howell belt, $130, at margarethowell.co.uk.
Left: Margaret Howell vest, $245, at margarethowell.co.uk. Givenchy short-sleeved sweater, $1,090, at 747 Madison Avenue. Muji long-sleeved T-shirt, $39, at muji.us. Alexander McQueen pants, $960, at 747 Madison Avenue. Dries Van Noten sneakers, $505, at Bergdorf Goodman. Right: Marni vest, $670. Sandro polo shirt, $235, at 8 Prince Street. Lanvin long-sleeved T-shirt, $595, at 807 Madison Avenue. Margaret Howell shorts, $515, at margarethowell.co.uk. Asics sneakers, $160, at asics.com.
Jil Sander vest, $830, and pants, $1,130, at 818 Madison Avenue. Marni shirt, $640, at Marni boutiques.
Marni vest, $670, and shirt, $520, at Marni boutiques.
Alexander McQueen vest, $895, at 747 Madison Avenue. Jil Sander pants, $1,130, at 818 Madison Avenue.
Dior Homme vest, price on request at 800-929-3467. Cobra S.C. shirt, $295, at cobra.global. Dondup pants, about $265, at dondup.com. Margaret Howell belt, $130, at margarethowell.co.uk.
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