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Sunday, February 13, 2022

Do you wear cardigans?

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A question for the community:

Do you wear cardigans?

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28 comments:

  1. Cardigan sweaters are my preferred choice, followed by V-neck collars and lastly for crew or "zip quarter" styles. For the sole purpose of providing warmth, a pullover crew-neck serves best for coverage but is not necessarily versatile. Cardigans obviously vary in materials and finish but all offer a more extensible garment which brings its own style "statement" if desired.

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  2. Of course! Cashmere, wool, cotton, silk and all 4 seasons. A most versatile wardrobe must. At least for women. PA




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    1. Good point. I'm 75 and I find it harder now to pull a sweater on over my head.

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  4. Yes! At least three times a week. A more versatile item is seldom found.

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  5. Cardigans are an absolute necessity chez moi. I don't always wear blazers (less and less as I age anyway), and it's easier and more comfy to do and un-do layers when you wear cardigans. I love the navy cardi and tattersall checked shirt in the photo; this is often how I like to dress. 2 years ago, I discovered the natty cardigans of Anderson & Sheppard of Savile Row. They are a premium men's haberdashery, but I love wearing their knitwear and accessories.

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  6. I have a navy zip-front cashmere cardigan with matching suede elbow patches, which my wife bought me on a business trip to Peru. I like it but would wear it more often if it didn't shed so much. I also have a charcoal-with-red L.L. Bean Norwegian cardigan, with the silver-colored buttons, but when my wife first saw it years ago, she insisted it was a women's garment (it isn't). Haven't worn it in decades because of that -- she wore it a bit, in fact, but now it's packed away somewhere.

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  7. Black cashmere. I can dress it up or down, and it's very convenient with a short-sleeve shirt when I go for a vaccination or blood draw.

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  8. Yep....charcoal heavy ply-shawl collar by Barbour. Works well by itself or under the Bedale. Butcept, to roll with this look...shirts, trousers, & shoes are key to avoid being tagged as Elmer Fudd .

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  9. Yes, all the time! A wardrobe staple for me.

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  10. No. Cardigans were my grandfather's look. I do not want to tarnish it.

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  11. Steve McQueen perfected the look for a shawl cardigan. Go figure.

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    1. When my son was 13 or 14 and beginning to express "his style", I made him watch Steve McQueen in "The Thomas Crown Affair." Enough said.

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    2. Smooth move for a parent. Perhaps he could watch "Bullitt". You got the cardigan, snuff suede chukkas, and of course the car. My son as well has taken up with McQueen. McQueen's sense of style is underrated.

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    3. He watched "Bullitt" with his Dad for the car. McQueen epitomized cool for any age.

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  12. Yep, have a decent collection of assorted colors and styles. Have always had a couple in my closet since high school.

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  13. I prefer solid sweaters, usually with a turtleneck, V-neck or crewneck collar.

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  14. Of course! Always keep a group around of varied weights, and colours! Thank you!

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  15. Absolutely - a cardigan over a t-shirt has a very youthful look and is quite stylish these days.

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  16. I bought a Bean's blue and white Norwegian fisherman's cardi at an antique store in Ellsworth, Maine. It has silver snowflake buttons and it fits me perfectly. Very warm

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  17. Over here, a cardigan is usually button up (occasionally zipped) whereas a jumper is what North Americans call a pullover. For the erratic British weather, I find after nearly twenty years experience that you are better off with a mid-weight jumper or pullover that tops a shirt or turtleneck (depending on the temps). Oiled wool is great for wet weather, but I find it a bit too warm unless you are in the North counties or Scotland in Winter. My go-to is a chunky hand knitted pullover I bought in Newfoundland years ago and has seen me through all sorts.

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  18. absolutely. comfort and warmth. what's not to love?

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  19. Oh heavens yes! But don’t get me started on most buttons nowadays. I often remove the buttons when I buy a cardigan and swap them out for less noisy (read: not plastic) ones.

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  20. Looking very classy there Muffy !

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