Well, we're on your side. As the seasons change, a sweater vest is any easy way of adding a layer for warmth (and style) while still keeping relatively cool on those sunny autumn days. They look great with a rumpled oxford on the weekend, under a blazer at the office or even with a slim polo on the golf course. Of course, he's not entirely wrong in his assumption—there is a slight poindexter feel, but what's wrong with that? It's called geek chic for a reason.
Merino cable knit, $119 at Ralph Lauren
Lambswool Fair Isle
$20 (on sale)
by Opening Cermony, N.Y./L.A.
Who you callin' nerdy? See Doug, Archie and Seth Cohen.