Sweater

How to choose the right sweater for you

This is another guide that deserved to be published early in the winter. The sweater is an essential part of the men’s wardrobe, it is a precious ally a good part of the year to help us fight against the cold. A piece is all the more essential that it is useful in autumn, spring and especially in winter.

Well choosing your sweatshirts: the different models you can find

As you know, the sweater comes in a multitude of models, not to mention the variants that each of these pieces includes! According to JustCoolSweaters.com, not all sweaters will look good on you and you have to select the one that fits your body shape. To get off to a good start, we start by going around the various models that can be found on the market, with their little stories and their specificities.

Round collars

Probably the most popular model on the market, the round neck is certainly the most essential model of sweatshirts. Its contemporary form comes from many different origins: Shaggy dogs and sea-passes. A small historical point is needed!

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Guernsey pull

Located on the coast of Normandy, Guernsey is an island famous for hosting Victor Hugo, who sought to take refuge after Napoleon III got in power. The island is also known at the time for its knitting know-how, including the invention of Jersey points used for sweaters. This industry developed thanks to the opening of the market by the English crown: the inhabitants of the island could then import their wool from England and export manufactured products. These sweatshirts were basically knitted for sailors by their wives, with a technique passed on from mothers to daughters. Thanks to export, they were quickly found in Britain and, because of their qualities, they were used by the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic wars.

This is where their navy blue color comes from. In addition to the boat neck, the Guernsey pullover is symmetrical (it has no front or rear). It also includes the objects of the daily life of fishermen. There are for example a ladder at the top of the sleeves, or waves through the armpit point foam. Their construction has a small specificity: a rhomboidal seam that allows better movements. The Guernsey sweater, like the Breton sailor sweatshirt, is worn tight to the body, however, the specific shape of the sweater makes the seam joining the shoulders to the sleeves protruding far beyond the wearer’s arms.

The original sweaters are so solid that they can do without one generation to another!

Irish pullover

We do not really know if the concept of big sweatshirts comes from the Aran Islands, but it is certainly indisputable that they produced their local version of Guernsey sweaters made on the East coast of Britain. The work of texture and twists is in any case very comparable. The origin of Aran sweaters is in any case very controversial, some believe that the protagonists of the book of Kells (a religious manuscript of the year 800) wore it! This fact would make them about the oldest sweatshirt models in history. Others are more pragmatic and think that Aran sweater goes back to early 1900. From a feminine collective with entrepreneurial flair, who had the ingenious idea to adapt the Guernsey pullover using thicker wool to make it a real business.

It’s an Irish classic. Real Aran sweatshirts are true works of art with many myths. They were supposed to keep a seafarer warm at the same time and have enough precise twists to be able to identify them (or at least his clan) if they were found drowned. They are nowadays always handmade in Emerald Isle, and each sweater requires more than 100,000 seams.

Shaggy dogs

These are made from Shetland wool whose surface has been brushed to create a fluffy, cloud-like surface. These pullovers are extremely hot thanks to the warmth that this very particular texture can keep and be at one time rarely worn on the street, except for walking the dog. Shaggy dogs are very easy to wear with a button-down oxford shirt. One of the qualities of this type of sweater is the wide variety of colors in which they are available. Opt for sober colors, such as dark green or burgundy for early models.

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You can also find more modern and assertive colors, but they are less coherent with the universe of this type of clothing and out of sync with its traditional side. Quality models are supposed to age well. Only downside: they will eventually fluff. Some people find it embarrassing and others feel that it gives a certain charm to the garment.

 

Most popular cashmere clothing pieces

The cashmere is considered to be the most luxurious material. It has been popular for decades now because of its quality. Cashmere wool is warm and gives you that soft feeling. What makes cashmere timeless is its elegance and the fact that nowadays many clothing pieces are made of cashmere.

Cashmere comes from the wool of the Kashmir goats that live in Mongolia and China. Another thing that makes cashmere so popular is its ability to regulate body heat. It will maintain the optimal temperature of your body and at the same time, it will absorb water and sweat thus making sure that your body is dry and that you feel super comfortable. Because of this quality, you can wear cashmere during both the winter and summer months. Furthermore, because it has natural stretch, clothes made of cashmere are soft and you can move easily in them. In addition, naturally, cashmere comes in white, grey and brown, but nowadays it can easily be colored in any bright, fashionable color.

Let’s talk about some cashmere clothing pieces. Cashmere is known to be exclusive and very expensive and you have to be careful when purchasing your cashmere piece of clothing. There are a number of stores where you can get you cashmere sweater or scarf, but nowadays, there are also some online stores like Italy In Cashmere where you can examine every piece of clothing they offer and eventually order the one you like the most.

When someone says cashmere, the first thing that probably comes to one’s mind is the cashmere sweater. We believe that everyone should possess at least one cashmere sweater. Not only because of its comfort and quality, but also because cashmere sweater will keep you warm and you can wear it in almost any occasion. The same thing goes for the coats made of cashmere wool.

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Another piece of clothing that you will wear both in winter and summer is a scarf. The cashmere scarf is a timeless fashion accessory. It will give a note of elegance to every outfit you choose and it will make you feel like a movie star. Similar to the scarf is a poncho. This clothing piece has become popular in the last few years. Besides being super comfortable it is also practical and you can wear it many different ways. You can wear it with denim jeans for a casual look while running everyday errands, you can wear it under padded jackets to be extra warm or you can wear it as an elegant cover-up over an evening dress when attending some special event.

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In addition, you can opt for some other winter fashion accessories made of cashmere such as hat and gloves. As mentioned above, because of its absorbing power, you just know that your head and hands will stay dry and warm during heavy snow.

Many women think of buying cashmere clothes as a long-term investment because, if treated properly, these pieces of clothing can last up to 10 years. Even though these clothes can be expensive, cashmere is always a perfect gift for a loved one.