The Want: A men's cardigan to replace the chunky shawl-collar pullover you've been sporting all winter. It must class up any outfit, combat the air conditioner, and look sharp hanging from the back of your ergo chair. Bonus points if women can throw it on for a boyfriend-sweater look.
The Get: Cardigan by Lynne Hiriak's Sebastian Tipped sweater ($198 at cardigannewyork.com). This 100 percent merino wool staple has endless utility. Pair it with a dress shirt and slacks or T-shirt and jeans. No Mr. Rogers vibe here: The collegiate contrast piping makes it smarter than a no-frills layering piece.
Man scarves are coming this spring. Man up, no matter who you are
This preppy—and patriotic—Barneys number works bestwith a V-neck sweater and denim.
$140 at barneys.com
The Natty Professor
The scholarly splendor of this Steven Alan color-blocked pastel scarf will enhance any sports jacket.
$98 at stevenalan.com
This John Varvatos Dot Tassel scarf, paired with a leather jacket, will get you ready to hit the town after work.
$125 at johnvarvatos.com
The pops of color in this Thom Browne striped scarf will stand out against your cubemates' fluorescent silk ties.
$200 at barneys.com