Once again, dads and nerds are absolutely winning the fashion game. We’ve already seen the rise of “ugly” sneakers, dad hats, Bermuda shorts, and ’70s-style glasses, just to name a few trends that have had us sweating in a good way. Now, with autumn upon us, we’re officially in the era of the sweater vest. These sleeveless wonders didn’t just appear out of the ether — luxury designers have been surfacing various styles throughout recent seasons — but the perfect-for-fall timing means this trend is peaking. And, we already took it upon ourselves to browse the top online shops for the very best sweater vests worthy of a very cool dad.
The classic standards like argyle and cable-knit are well-represented, but what’s more noteworthy are the fashion-forward silhouettes. There are the massively oversized sweater vests that could be worn as tunics, the itty-bitty cropped versions that fit like baby tees, and the chunky technicolor knits that incorporate Y2K-style crochet patterns. Ahead, shop the sweater vest styles that are bonafide chic but are also sure to get your pop’s stamp of approval.
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