When I was young, everyone wore sweaters in Winter to stay warm. Sweaters were a fun way to express your style. You could find one in every color and all kinds of materials.
I had a lot of sweaters back then. They were my quiet way of playing with fashion. I couldn't be criticized for them because sweaters are largely genderless. Wearing a nice sweater is not reason to attack a man's masculinity the way wearing a pink shirt or tight pants might be.
About 10-15 years ago, I stopped buying and wearing sweaters. I just realized this and pondered why. It's because of the popular emergence of fleece, a material that's inexpensive and warm. I have several fleece sweatshirts that are light-weight and very warm. They completely replaced my wool sweaters.
But now I miss sweaters. The feel of them. Their variety. Yesterday, I decided to buy a few new ones because the few old ones in my closet are in bad shape. I shopped at my favorite store for menswear (Brooks Brothers) and found this attractive herringbone sweater in real lambswool. What do you think?