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    #16
    Originally posted by julius12 View Post
    Funny how cardigans remind people of Mr. Rogers when what he actually wore were some kind of zip-up round-necked sweater.
    still a cardigan. technically a sweater that opens all the way down the front is a cardigan. Buttons are just the most poplar type.

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      #17
      Originally posted by idvsego View Post
      are the first examples in your pairs supposed to be the "old man vibe"? I would counter that there is more going on that makes that vibe than a "less than ideal" body. I would also say that they all look decent to me.

      But I think we can just go ahead and acknowledge that everything looks better on an athletic/"ideal" body.
      Of course everything looks better on ideal athletic bodies (except maybe skinny anything) but certain styles just suit that build more and seem harder to pull off by other body types, like long-sleeved henleys and cardigans.

      In the case of the cardigan, I think with it's low V opening and lack of structure in the shoulders, if you don't have built shoulders and you have a bit of a gut it kinda emphasizes it (your gut), so it's probably better to wear a jacket (more structured shoulders) or a v-neck sweater (smaller V opening not pointing to your gut).

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        #18
        Originally posted by Snake Doctor View Post
        IOne coworker started calling me "Lord Cardigan," .
        Long may he reign.

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          #19
          Originally posted by Hierophant View Post
          I wear cardigans constantly, and I've only ever had compliments.
          My wife said it was ..... different. I don't typically wear them but do enjoy the layering/texture options.



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            #20
            To me a regular button type cardigan works but it’s the shawl ones that just scream old man to me. Probably because my grandfathers wore them frequently but that’s one I just cannot pull off.

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              #21
              Originally posted by julius12 View Post
              Here are some examples that show how a person's build can make or break the cardigan look.

              The first 2 are fine knits, and the last 2 are chunky shawls worn with flat caps (another old man association). None of the guys are old, but notice how the guys with less than ideal bodies give off old men vibes.

              https://i.pinimg.com/736x/52/c2/d0/5...tylish-man.jpg

              vs.

              https://i.pinimg.com/736x/27/56/87/2...-guy-style.jpg



              https://i.pinimg.com/736x/ee/2d/e7/e...an-pattern.jpg

              vs.

              https://cdn.lookastic.com/looks/shaw...large-6041.jpg
              I...seriously can't tell the difference between those pictures, no clue which people have a good build compared to who doesn't. Side not, cable cardigans seem old man to me, you want minimal/even to no texture. Also brown will always be an old man color to me (except for shoes).

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                #22
                As an old man, the "old man vibe" doesn't bother me. As someone with a "less than ideal body". that doesn't bother me too much either but a thick chunky cardigan will not expose the belly flaws nearly as much as the thin ones. I wear the thin ones as layering under a jacket because of that. I personally can't tell wtf julius12 means about those 4 pictures as the only one who remotely looks like he has a belly is the first one and that IMO is just the angle he is twisted into and the angle of the camera combining to make it so. Picture #2 and picture #4 I would guess are supposed to be the "ideal body" guys but IMO they're just wearing their sweaters way too tight. It shouldn't pull apart like that. It looks like they had to stretch them just to get the middle buttons buttoned.

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                  #23
                  Own two cardigans, one button one zip up. Personally I love them and want to pick up more. I get the Mr Rogers stuff from some friends, but mostly compliments. Cardigans rock.

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                    #24
                    Originally posted by winghus View Post
                    As an old man, the "old man vibe" doesn't bother me. As someone with a "less than ideal body". that doesn't bother me too much either but a thick chunky cardigan will not expose the belly flaws nearly as much as the thin ones. I wear the thin ones as layering under a jacket because of that. I personally can't tell wtf julius12 means about those 4 pictures as the only one who remotely looks like he has a belly is the first one and that IMO is just the angle he is twisted into and the angle of the camera combining to make it so. Picture #2 and picture #4 I would guess are supposed to be the "ideal body" guys but IMO they're just wearing their sweaters way too tight. It shouldn't pull apart like that. It looks like they had to stretch them just to get the middle buttons buttoned.
                    Plus one on the "old man vibe." Plus one on the "less than ideal body."

                    I'll find out the answer to the question tonight, when I wear a cardigan out for dinner. Chances are I will get compliments from my significant other, and will be better dressed than a good percentage of people at the restaurant. It is all about highlighting what you want to highlight, and camouflaging any deficits. My salt and pepper hair and beard definitely falls in the first category, so my burgundy shawl neck cardigan will be a great contrast. Fun fact: plenty of people respond favorably to people who have outward signs of age, act youthful, and yet dress age appropriately.

                    Maybe someone will compare me to Mr. Rogers. Being compared to an icon is kinda great.

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                      #25
                      Old man vibe can also be defined as classic when its coming from a younger person that doesn't know the difference. Ultimately, I like them so I wear them. But I am 40 with a full head of mostly grey hair. Old man vibe is something I had to embrace a long time ago.

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                        #26
                        I’m not sure you can avoid Mr Rogers comparisons by getting in shape - it’s not like Rogers carried an extra ounce on his frame at any point in his life. He didn’t wear them poorly.

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                          #27
                          I wore a cardigan to school one day and promptly got the Mr. Rodgers comparison. So, I stopped wearing them and began wearing more blazers to school instead. Nobody bothers me about the blazers, even though I'm waaaaayyyy more dressed up than anyone else. My wife loves the cardigans and encourages me to wear them. So I do wear them around the house, when out with her or to run errands. I only wear the chunky shawl collar type. I can't seem to pull off the thinner type...yet.

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                            #28
                            "Can you help me find reference information about the underlying causes leading to the dismantling of the Tsarist autocracy in Russia?"

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                              #29
                              I don't know why the comparison to Mr. Rodgers discourages you from wearing it.

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                                #30
                                When you wear a cardigan people say...

                                Even when I was out of shape, a big cardigan from Target was my most complimented garment. As others have said, mostly by women. The occasional Mr Rodgers comment is just part of the regular stuff you get for dressing well. No big deal.

                                I just pulled the trigger on the JCrew Nordic dot shawl collar at half price online. The store didn’t have one so I hope that it’s true to size.


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