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    Thoughts on Cardigans?

    Pretty big fan of the slimmer cardigan + dress shirt look and t-shirt on the weekend. What are people's place to get cardigans? So far I've tried out:

    Suitsupply's - $89
    http://us.suitsupply.com/en_US/knitw...m_source=5refg

    Uniqlo's $39
    https://www.google.com/webhp?sourcei...B+men+cardigan

    Are there options other people like (J.Crew, Gant, etc)?
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    Paul

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    My 2 favorites are both from H&M. light weight and they don't have pockets. Over time I find that the pockets on most cardigans sag. I wear them with anything from a shirt and tie to casually with a solid tee under.

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    Personally love wearing cardigans. The benefit is being able to take it off when I get too warm in it - I'm one to sweat a lot. I wear a lambswool or thicker cotton shawl collar one when I'm not wearing a sportcoat to work. Also have two Target cotton ones for around the yard or house.

    Thinner cardigans look just as nice, but I have no use for them.

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    I'm undecided. Might play with them next fall/winter.

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    I love my cardigans. I think the key to avoiding the "old man" look (no offense, old men!) is a slim fit. If it's trim it looks really sharp.
    I like them for the same reason as @Marc999- easy on and off, depending on the weather, etc.

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    I don't like the look of most all cardigans. In my opinion they usually end up either looking "old man" or effeminate. I think that if they're fisherman-sweater chunky they can work, but the thin, light ones give off that effeminate vibe in my opinion. I tried on a thin men's cardigan at target a few months ago and my wife asked me if I found it in the women's section.

    Then again, depending upon your body type, it might work out great for you.

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    Love cardigans. Like a lot. Chunky shawl collars are my favorite. But I really love them all.

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    I love a chunky shawl cardigan. I have one from LL Bean Signature which I love for casual wear. It's the perfect upgrade to a hoodie. Just throw it on with jeans and a t-shirt and run those errands. Add a button-down to class it up a bit.

    I don't think I'm a non-shawl cardigan guy though.

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    They are great for layering. A cardigan can offer many of the advantages of a blazer, without the "formality." A thin one you can wear with a shirt, or throw a jacket over it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drzenitram View Post
    I don't like the look of most all cardigans. In my opinion they usually end up either looking "old man" or effeminate. I think that if they're fisherman-sweater chunky they can work, but the thin, light ones give off that effeminate vibe in my opinion. I tried on a thin men's cardigan at target a few months ago and my wife asked me if I found it in the women's section.

    Then again, depending upon your body type, it might work out great for you.
    nothing else flatters my cleavage like a good cardigan though.

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