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11 Times Sexiest Man Alive Chris Evans Was The King Of Sweaters

All hail the sovereign of the chunky knit.

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As of Tuesday, Nov. 8, Chris Evans is People’s 2022 Sexiest Man Alive, but the Captain America actor has held another title of importance for far longer. Even before Twitter collectively began salivating over Evans’ Knives Out knitwear, he’d established himself as *the* king of sweaters.

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The sovereign of sweater vests, king of cable knit, and prince of the pullover has a history of looking the absolute best in this clothing category. He alone rules over the realm of the cozy cardigan and these 11 photos of Chris Evans looking like a snack in a sweater prove it.

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During a panel at Comic-Con International 2014, Evans found an opportunity to flex both his biceps and his sweater-wearing skills alongside fellow Avenger: Age of Ultron star Aaron Taylor-Johnson.


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Blue certainly is the warmest color, at least when worn by Evans, who showed the world how to match a crewneck sweater to one’s eyes at Disney's D23 EXPO 2015.


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Offering up a rare glimpse of one of his many tattoos, Evans made a case for the endless allure of cardigans with chunky buttons paired with undershirts at a press event in 2015.


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In 2015, Evans showed the world how to pair a pullover with a button-down shirt and tie. The look he wore to the 41st Annual People's Choice Awards was preppy with a dashing hint of dark academia thrown in.


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It’s the sweater that launched a thousand thirst tweets. In 2019, Evans was the talk of Twitter, not because of his acting chops in Knives Out, a comedic whodunit, but because of how his arms looked in that cable knit sweater.


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A navy cable knit moment? Yes, please. In 2019, Evans wore a more somber-colored take on his infamous Knives Out top as he and his Avengers: Endgame costars cemented their handprints in the sidewalk outside of the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.



At the Los Angeles premiere of Lightyear in June 2022, Evans proved that sweaters are truly an all-weather clothing item. His short-sleeved sweater featured an abstract print in an array of warm colors that reflected the tone of his Ray-Ban sunglasses.


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Ahead of a 2022 appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Evans was seen in a Y2K-inspired sweater featuring a wide collar. It’s giving Fresh Prince of Bel-Air meets international man of mystery.


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If anyone can pull off a jacket and cardigan combo, it’s the king of sweaters. Evans showed the world how to pair a linen suit coat with a thin sweater at the UK premiere of Lightyear in June 2022.


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Sweater vests were once considered a wardrobe staple belonging to dads who teach college and stuffy academics. To those who question the appeal of this sweater style, please direct your attention to Chris Evans wearing a sweater vest at another screening of The Gray Man in July 2022.


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Chris Evans, sweater zaddy, continued his quest to singlehandedly bring short-sleeve sweaters back in style at another screening of The Gray Man in July 2022. Fingers crossed his next movie premiere features a similarly fitted knit top.


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