When it comes to choosing a jumper, the most important aspects may appear to be the colour or pattern, and what it’s made of. However, the shape of the jumper – specifically the neckline – is also important when you consider how to achieve the effect you desire.
The fundamental choice
Before you think about whether the jumper has a pattern, is plain, is a chunky knit or a fine texture, the first thing that needs attention is the neckline. In case you were wondering, crew (or round neckline) takes its name from the fact that this was the style of jumper that the crew on a boat used to wear. The V neck takes its name from its pointed shape.
Apart from personal preference, both types of necklines work better with different items of clothing. The crew is very versatile, being comfortable, easy to layer and can be worn with shirts, collar being inside for a slightly more formal look, or outside. A crew neck also looks appealing over a T-shirt, or even over bare skin, provided the jumper’s fabric doesn’t irritate the skin. To get some idea of the variety of crew neck designs available, see this spread in The Guardian.
More formal dressing
Thanks to its pointed outline, the V neck is more suited to outfits at the formal end of the scale, and will look good over a shirt and tie. If a jacket will be the final layer over a V neck, then the shirt beneath should have a collar. Whether aiming for a casual or a more formal look, mens Ralph Lauren knitwear has plenty of styles to offer in a range of silky and statement knits. When it comes to investment dressing, Ralph Lauren knitwear for men can be counted on to deliver the quality that will make you look immaculately dressed for every season.
A stylish man should have both crew and V necked jumpers in their wardrobe as they complement different looks for different occasions. You will find that the subtle but important differences between the two could make a significant impact on the overall impression you make with the way you dress.