The Case For Wearing a Sweater Over Nothing: This is about follicles and fabric makeup. If you’re spending the cash on cashmere, then by all means wear your sweater without anything between you and that luxury. An itchy lambswool is a complete no-go. And if you’re sprouting amber, coarse black, or blonde waves-of-chest-grain at the neck, then no, you don’t want to be putting that on display. Like a V-neck t-shirt, the lower the dip in the V the riskier it gets. But if it’s the right material and you’re not a wooly mammoth, then why not?
The Case Against Wearing a Sweater Over Nothing: The thing about sweaters is that they’ll often be worn multiple times (or a lot more) between washing. When they’re used exclusively as a layering piece, yet never as the base layer, that’s just fine. When they’re right up in your pits, it’s kinda nasty. Even if you do hand wash or have your sweaters cleaned after every wearing, to some… it still looks… gigoloish. A v-neck over nothing is sort of boggling. You think a suit and high collar shirt looks weird tieless? Unlike that, a sweater over nothing flies in the face of conventional layering theory: Thinner layers on the bottom, thicker stuff on top. Sweater on skin skips ahead. It’s a bit like an El Camino. You see it and something is just terribly and completely off about it.
Your turn guys. Gross? Excellent? Somewhere in between? Your vote and reasoning goes in the comments.