Einstein, King of Sweaters If you’ve been outraged that Albert Einstein’s achievements in physics have always overshadowed his status as a fashion icon, the time for vindication is now. Here are 10 photos of the genius in an area where he truly excelled: the wearing of sweaters. Swag: It’s all relative. To provide some background, here’s Einstein in his early days, sweaterless, but still dapper in a lush silk bow and leather boots. Demonstrating that with enough moxie, the right cardigan can always act as a tuxedo jacket. • Albert Einstein Made His Wife Live Under These Tyrannical Rules • Scientists Put Kibosh on Your Plans to Kill Hitler Einstein, with pal Kurt Gödel, always aware that the best accessory is friendship. And that the best color is aubergine. Mulling was made easier with a V-neck … … But more serious contemplation required a collar. Another cardigan — as always, fully buttoned and ready for action. Leisure and sweaters go together like space and time. Architect LeCorbusier, clearly envious of Einstein’s heathered number. I think we can all agree that the Higgs boson would have never been discovered were it not for the groundwork laid by this oatmeal pullover. SEE MORE: • The Definitive Instagram New York City Storm Gallery • 25 Hilarious ‘Then and Now’ Family Pictures When she can overcome the guilt that comes from not majoring in a STEM subject, Isabel Ponte curates her sweater collection and writes things at isabelponte.wordpress.com.