October 1, 2008  ·  style

Ne-Yo Reclaims Sweater Vest

Take a good look at R&B singer Ne-Yo in his video "Closer", because you might also be looking at the rebirth of the sweater vest for a new generation. That's one outstanding piece of knitting right there. Ben Sherman and Original Penguin have been making retro-looking argyles and such for a while, but we think this is the winning strategy, to update the classic shape with a completely modern pattern. Few of us could pull it off with a buttoned-up polo like our man here, but a t-shirt or an open-collar button shirt with rolled-up sleeves will always be a safe bet. Look for more on the sweater vest in an upcoming post, and also see our special report on the return of the cardigan.

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