Yes, we said adorableness. But that’s only because we have never been able to look at everyone’s favorite hobbit without going “awwwww.” Somehow, through all of that adorable, Martin Freeman also still manages to be pretty darn attractive.
Okay, okay, adorability aside, the secondary theme of this week’s Style Deconstructed is “options.” This look is so simple that it really lends itself to providing a lot of options. We’d also like to take a minute to acknowledge the tendency of a lot of men (ourselves included) to always pair their sweaters with button-shirts.
Here’s our challenge to you: give the pullover a shot on its own. Just try it one day – go without your standard plaid button-shirt collar poking over the top of your sweater collar. Put the cardigan back in the closet and simplify your look both in color and in physical number of items.
What’s that? Challenge accepted? Great. Here’s a few different options for you to start with. We’ve picked a variety of sweaters in extended sizes for you to choose from and paired them with last week’s Docker’s and our favorite House of Halls denim (because maybe it’s casual Friday every day for you).
At it’s most basic, the thing that really makes Martin Freeman’s look here stand out is the very simple color complement of that brighter cobalt/periwinkle/whatever you choose to call it blue with the more fastidious navy.
Maybe you prefer a red and gray combo. That’s great, try pairing it with gray pants (or maybe red, if you’re adventurous, and we hope you are).
Anyway, you get the point, so we’ll pontificate no further. Take a look below at some of the sweaters we simply adore (adorable, again) and with the spring/summer inventory hitting stores right now, we think you’ll find that many of these will be easy on your wallet.
$20, Sizes to 2X
$55, Sizes to 60
$17, Sizes to XL
$15 (Clearance), Sizes to 2X
$20, Sizes to 2X
$12 (Clearance), Sizes to 2X
$170, Sizes to 46
We’d love to see your own personal take on this look—go ahead and submit your photos to us! And if you have a look you’d like to see deconstructed? Let us know and if possible, we’ll feature it in an upcoming article.
(Photo Courtesy: Listal)