A year ago, I stumbled across a great feature on how to work with an annoying sweater when you don’t feel like wearing it. Well, Details Magazine provides four methods on solving that problem. And every now-and-then, I reference this article because that pesky sweater is always there. Why not compliment your attire! It’s the best answer.
You’re going to a party. Outdoors. Maybe you’ll need a sweater. Maybe not. If you’re stuck holding it, these are the best of the bad options.
The Arm Tuck
Why it’s good: You won’t stretch the arms of your sweater with any knots.
Why it’s bad: Restricts arm movement and ties up a hand that could be carrying a cocktail.
What you’re telling people: “God, I wish I hadn’t brought this thing.”
The Waist Cinch
Why it’s good: Practical and inconspicuous.
Why it’s bad: It pads your waist with a few inches, and if knotted too tightly, it can damage the sweater.
What you’re telling people: “I am pragmatic and just might need this later. Where’s the bar?”
The Thurston Howell III
Why it’s good: Surprisingly comfortable (seriously), and if tied loosely, it won’t fray your sweater.
Why it’s bad: People will think you look like an asshole, and there’s a good chance they’ll be right.
What you’re telling people: “I’d rather be in Nantucket.”
The Bike Messenger
Why it’s good: It puts a fresh, youthful spin on the Thurston Howell III.
Why it’s bad: Too hip by half.
What you’re telling people: “I bought this sweater on sale at Urban Outfitters, along with a sweet beanbag and some incense.”