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

    https://weheartit.com/entry/141124732
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    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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    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

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

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

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    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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    Quote 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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    Quote 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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    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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    Quote 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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