The Top Sweater Vests To Wear This Fall

The Top Sweater Vests To Wear This Fall

The Top Sweater Vests To Wear This Fall

Tap into the trend with fashion-forward sweater vests from Gucci, Bottega Veneta, We11done, and more.

Tap into the trend with fashion-forward sweater vests from Gucci, Bottega Veneta, We11done, and more.

Text: Bailey Bujnosek

Of all the trends emerging from NYFW street style this year, the sweater vest stands out as one that will become a true menswear staple. The retro favorite allows wearers to channel the coziness of knitwear on days when a sweater would be too much. Plus, it’s optimal for layering. Whether it’s an oversized argyle or a neutral classic, there’s a sweater vest for every taste and occasion. Ready to tap into the trend? Eye a few of our favorite picks below.

Black Wool Jersey Vest from Z Zegna

A button-up sweater vest simply can’t be beaten. This one from Italian luxury fashion house Zegna features sleek black buttons leading up to a Y-neck collar. At once upscale and effortless, it’s the kind of piece you’ll want to build the rest of your outfit around.

$265, ssense.com

Gucci Ouverture Sweater Vest from Gucci

Commit to retro vibes completely with this multi-color classic from Gucci. A bold green, red, and blue colorway brings the basic argyle pattern to life. The signature Gucci monogram rings the sweater’s center for a dose of high-fashion flair.

$950, mytheresa.com

Sleeveless Sweater Vest from Maison Margiela

This lightweight knit from the renowned French fashion house cuts through all the noise. The front features a static design that only grows more interesting the longer you look at it. A mesh pattern overlays the back, brightened by red and white trim around the collar, hem, and armholes. 

$510, yoox.com

Blue Man Vest from Vivienne Westwood

Keep things preppy by wearing a sweater vest that wouldn’t look out of place in Dead Poets Society. This blue vest from Vivienne Westwood promises comfort and class. Made in Italy from virgin wool, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a softer sweater vest on the market.

$310, viviennewestwood.com

Lavender Men’s Sweater Vest from Bottega Veneta

Carrying the pastel hues of spring into the Fall is this subdued sweater from Bottega Veneta. There’s something especially appealing about the vest’s hand-knit effect finish which, combined with the soft shade of lavender, gives the garment a personal feel.

$790, bottegaveneta.com

Black Gingham Check Jacquard Vest from We11done

 When it comes to cult South Korean label We11done, originality is to be expected. This refreshing update on houndstooth turns the tired pattern into the basis of a geometric gingham design. The result is a multi-dimensional sweater vest, perfectly grounded by a black-and-white colorway. 

$292.80 CAD, 017shop.ca

Sheep Sweater Vest from Warm & Wonderful x Rowing Blazers 

It was Princess Diana that made the iconic red sheep sweater from Warm & Wonderful famous. Now, you can copy her look with your own unisex W&W sweater vest. Hand-knit in Portugal from high-quality wool, the dreamy pattern and firetruck-red color guarantee this sweater will stand out wherever you go.

$248, rowingblazers.com

Aran-Knit Wool Sweater Vest from Polo Ralph Lauren

Where would we be without the cream-colored sweater? A longtime Fall and Winter must-have, the sweater is now available sans sleeves. Layer over a dress shirt or wear it alone with sweats for transition dressing as fashionable as it is comfortable.

$198, ralphlauren.com

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