Will Smith Is Making A Case For The V-neck Jumper
Will Smith may be granting wishes of other kinds on screen in his role as the Genie in Disney's revamped, live-action Aladdin, but off screen he's responded to our hopes and dreams by bringing back the V-neck jumper.
Stepping out for the Aladdin European Gala in Leicester Square, Smith looked worlds away from his on-screen character in his totally tonal get up. But while he covered up a little more than the Genie does, he still flashed his torso thanks to a low V-neck jumper. And while you might be thinking, “A V-neck jumper? That's something my old man would wear,” hear us out.
The V-neck jumper, while it may have been something you once associated with your grandad or part of your school uniform, has come round full circle and has now, if anything, replaced the much-loved crewneck. Recently, it has been worn by the likes of GQ's best-dressed man in the world Donald Glover, Ryan Gosling (on more than one occasion), Tyler The Creator and Ryan Reynolds. Well now Will Smith has also jumped on the magic carpet and the best way to don one is by wearing nothing underneath (although we recommend giving your chest hair a trim, if you do go down this route).
And if you need further convincing that the V-neck jumper-clad bare chest look is the way forward, then you need to look at the recent men's shows. For Spring/Summer 2019 the V-neck made a welcome return, with it gracing the catwalks of Ami, Kent & Curwen and Ralph Lauren. And it doesn't stop there, the top designers are proposing that you wear a V-neck well into the cooler months, with Ann Demeulemeester, Margaret Howell and Louise Trotter at Lacoste encouraging the V movement. So whether you wear one under a suit jacket or simply on its own, you'll be doing something right.