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    #31
    That I look like this animated character (I'm Asian).

    https://weheartit.com/entry/141124732
    Best,
    Paul

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      #32
      im clearly in the minority here, but you wont catch me in a cardigan. I really dont care for them on myself or others for some reason.

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        #33
        I'm 29 years old, and I basically live in cardigans during the Fall & Winter months. I love throwing one on top of a casual shirt (button-up, long-sleeve tee, or henley), dark wash jeans, and my Stafford Deacons/Gunners, or a pair of chukka or chelsea boots. I'm a huge fan of cardigans because I feel they provide a more dressed-up, elegant look to an outfit, almost acting like a more casual blazer. They also clean up the lines and keep things looking polished and trim.

        Going off what others have said before, I do think that pulling off the look requires you to be in decent shape (as with most clothes). I also think the cardigan has to be the right length, hitting just around a waistband of your pants. Much like a too-long suit jacket, a cardigan that extends too far throws off your proportions and makes your legs look shorter. I don't recall receiving any specific compliments or criticisms when I've worn a cardigan, although my girlfriend seems to like them on me. Overall, I think they are a classic piece for cool-weather dressing, and can easily lend a sophisticated look to many different outfits.

        In closing, some cardigan lookbook inspiration from my personal style idol:

        https://i.pinimg.com/originals/67/fa...7bee959caa.jpg

        http://cdn03.cdn.justjared.com/wp-co...to-call-05.jpg

        https://bamfstyle.files.wordpress.co...gdtc-main1.jpg

        https://i.pinimg.com/originals/14/96...82ed9241f7.jpg

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          #34
          I thought it was clear enough, but yeah #2 and #4 in my post were guys who pulled it off and don't look anything like old men.

          For #1, not that he looks terrible or screams "old man" at first sight, but I could see how someone who looks like that could get some ribbing from friends, and I don't see it with #2.

          For #3, it looks like he has a bit of a gut (could be just the fabric bunching), and he would look a lot better with a bigger chest and shoulders. Combined with the brown color, to me he definitely gives off an old man vibe despite clearly having a young face. He looks like a young guy wearing an old man costume.

          I think key factors for wearing a cardigan of any weight or color and avoiding the old man connotations are:

          1. It should be trim, not loose.
          2. The person shouldn't have a gut or be chubby.
          3. The person's chest and shoulders should be clearly bigger/wider than the midsection.

          I know Mr. Rogers wasn't fat at all, but he wasn't built either, and in his case the cardigan didn't make him look old, he made the cardigan look old by association. So avoid the Mr. Rogers look (and other stereotypical aging/old men characteristics) by having a better build.

          But if you don't give a F about looking old then that's good too.

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            #35
            I have only gotten complements -- but then, this is my cardigan...

            https://www.freshnessmag.com/2014/11...it-collection/
            Mark

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              #36
              This is a good read.

              How To Wear A Cardigan Without Looking Like Your Grandad
              http://www.fashionbeans.com/2016/how...ar-a-cardigan/

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                #37
                Originally posted by motosacto View Post
                I have only gotten complements -- but then, this is my cardigan...

                https://www.freshnessmag.com/2014/11...it-collection/
                Yes!

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                  #38
                  Originally posted by neminat View Post
                  im clearly in the minority here, but you wont catch me in a cardigan. I really dont care for them on myself or others for some reason.
                  That's how I feel about drivers. I like the idea of them but can't make myself like them.

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                    #39


                    If this makes me look old man, than I am okay with it. 39 with three kids, I am closing in on old man anyway!


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                      #40
                      Originally posted by neminat View Post
                      im clearly in the minority here, but you wont catch me in a cardigan. I really dont care for them on myself or others for some reason.
                      I'll throw my hat in to this ring. I don't own any and at this point in my life don't have any urge to wear one.

                      That said, I am seeing/reading a lot of cardigan love in this thread. Perhaps some of you fine gents can post some pics of yourselves in said cardigans. That might be enough to tip the scales for me in to at least considering trying one on.

                      Cheers.

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                        #41
                        I have a few of the full zip style cardigan, like this. I also have a merino one from Charles Tyrwhitt. My narrow, boney shoulders look even narrower and bonier wearing the typical V-neck cardigan. I have one chunky shawl collar cardigan that I can pull off during the holidays.

                        As far as reaction from the general public goes, I have only gotten one Mr. Rogers comment ever compared to countless compliments. Even if I got Mr. Rogers constantly, I’d keep wearing them. I love the versatility and ease of wearing. I wish I had worn one today!

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                          #42
                          Originally posted by BLU8 View Post
                          I'm 29 years old, and I basically live in cardigans during the Fall & Winter months. I love throwing one on top of a casual shirt (button-up, long-sleeve tee, or henley), dark wash jeans, and my Stafford Deacons/Gunners, or a pair of chukka or chelsea boots. I'm a huge fan of cardigans because I feel they provide a more dressed-up, elegant look to an outfit, almost acting like a more casual blazer. They also clean up the lines and keep things looking polished and trim.

                          Going off what others have said before, I do think that pulling off the look requires you to be in decent shape (as with most clothes). I also think the cardigan has to be the right length, hitting just around a waistband of your pants. Much like a too-long suit jacket, a cardigan that extends too far throws off your proportions and makes your legs look shorter. I don't recall receiving any specific compliments or criticisms when I've worn a cardigan, although my girlfriend seems to like them on me. Overall, I think they are a classic piece for cool-weather dressing, and can easily lend a sophisticated look to many different outfits.

                          In closing, some cardigan lookbook inspiration from my personal style idol:

                          https://i.pinimg.com/originals/67/fa...7bee959caa.jpg

                          http://cdn03.cdn.justjared.com/wp-co...to-call-05.jpg

                          https://bamfstyle.files.wordpress.co...gdtc-main1.jpg

                          https://i.pinimg.com/originals/14/96...82ed9241f7.jpg
                          Big fan of the first one. Any idea what brand.

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                            #43
                            Chunky shawl cardigans are actually one of my favorite items to wear. I feel I don't pull of thinner/slim cardigan off too well because they're too tight in the shoulder area. Typically, I'll size up on the Chunky cardigan so it wears almost like a light jacket. Works in NC where I am because it doesn't get too cold/stay too cold for long. Honestly, my cardigans might be the most complimented item(s) I own. I lean towards ones that have some good texture to them so they look visually interesting.

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                              #44
                              Originally posted by motosacto View Post
                              I have only gotten complements -- but then, this is my cardigan...

                              https://www.freshnessmag.com/2014/11...it-collection/
                              Those scream The Dude/Lebowski jokes...but they're really cool sweaters.
                              “Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.” – Mark Twain

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                                #45
                                Originally posted by motosacto View Post
                                I have only gotten complements -- but then, this is my cardigan...

                                https://www.freshnessmag.com/2014/11...it-collection/
                                I got a Cowichan in Victoria last year. Thing is amazing. Only problem is that it's so warm that I don't have much opportunity to wear it.

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