New York city is planning to add more aran wool-knitted sweaters to its wardrobe.
According to the New York Times, the City Council will vote on Thursday on whether to adopt a new ordinance that would allow men to wear aran knit sweaters with their pants closed.
The new ordinance would allow for men to use the sweater as a casual garment, but it’s still not allowed to be worn on the subway, in the city’s parks, or in a car.
“It’s definitely a nice change of pace,” Krista Houser, a member of the Council’s Rules Committee, told the Times.
“A lot of men are wearing the same sweater in a casual way.
They like the casual aspect.”
According to CBS New York, the new ordinance is being considered to make the sweater more “personal.”
As CBS New Yorks Emily Ngo told the station, the sweater is intended to be “an accessory that people would wear as a dress shirt and wear in a way that people wouldn’t wear a skirt or a top and just a plain sweater.”
A recent survey by The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals found that the majority of men in the United States have worn aran.
The sweater has also been adopted as an alternative to traditional socks.
In addition to the proposed ordinance, the New Yorkers Council is also considering a bill that would make it illegal to be on the streets in the presence of a dog or a cat without a leash.