It’s the cold weather that turns sweaters into absolute mandatory investments, but it’s each season’s ultimate take on prints, colours and lines to eventually make the investments pleasurable and above all, fashionable as well. The men’s fall 2013 fashion trends witnessed the return to the more traditional menswear silhouettes and patterns, slowly steering away from anything that’s considered too over the top.

Envisioned as to set balance to the large spectrum of pure classic men’s knits taking over the runways, the blocky, minimal prints borrowing geometrical inspiration came to sight as fine modernist approaches. Fun but restrained enough to call sophistication to mind, the geometric print sweaters are the perfect mix of playfulness and refinement unified in a garment that speaks of bold, but subtle statements.

More on how to wear the geometric print sweaters this season, after the break.

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Men’s geometric print sweaters on the runway

From minimal blocks of colour, to modern takes on art deco inspiration and playful forms exploding in a pattern of vivid hues, the runways agreed on the geometric print sweaters as the modern alternative to classic menswear knits. Bottega Veneta, Giorgio Armani, Jil Sander and Iceberg were just a few of the leading fashion houses to have indulged in geometrical precision this season.

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Geometric print sweaters on the runway at Christopher Shannon, Daks and Iceberg, F/W ’13

How to wear the geometric print sweaters

Despite their modern feel and strong pattern work, the geometric print sweaters to have walked the runways seemed to always come accompanied by clean, sophisticated silhouettes. Key to sporting the geometric prints in a refined manner for the rest of the season is allowing them to become the sole focal point of your look, having the rest of the outfit borrow their sleek, minimalist aspect.

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Men’s geometric print sweaters at Bottega Veneta and Giorgio Armani, F/W ’13

For an elegant styling approach you can always wear the playful geometric print sweater on top of a classic white button down and tucked in a pair of slim-fit trousers. A sleek overcoat and the right choice of accessories can also turn the geometric print sweater into the ultimate symbol of modern luxury, while the choice of leather is sure to add and edgy touch to an outfit, no matter how basic.

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Men’s geometric print sweaters at Iceberg, Daks and Belstaff, F/W ’13

Key staples

Finding modern geometric print sweaters in stores and online won’t be a challenge, however remember to seek that timeless feel and that alluring simplicity even in the trends’ most playful interpretations. Regardless if you’re into colour, or neutral hues, if you likes your prints vibrant, or rather minimalist, your ultimate choice must complement your everyday style. Here’s our suggestions:

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Shop the trend: PS by Paul Smith Patterned Merino Wool Sweater at Mr Porter; Neil Barrett geometric print sweater at Farfetch; Richard Nicoll Square block sweater at Matches Fashion; NN.07 Bolten Patterned Merino Wool-Blend Sweater at Mr Porter.

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