Thanks to a general trend toward more relaxed dress codes in business environments, men’s sweaters – especially turtlenecks and cardigans – can often take the place of a shirt and tie. Lightweight pullover and turtleneck sweaters can be worn under a blazer for more dressy events, and more robust V-neck wool sweaters prefer the company of jeans and chinos. Men’s cardigans have trimmed down a bit since your grandfather’s wooly button-up, and look terrific with an upscale plaid or printed shirt that extends below the hem for a stylishly layered look. Patterned men’s sweaters can range from dressy argyles to classic Nordic zipnecks that add flair to your casual fare. Look to classic sweater brands like Neve, Toscano of Italy and Woolrich for fashion-forward styles in fibers that range from fine merino wool sweaters to comfortable cotton.