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    Go with a shawl collar, you can pop the collar for some extra protection/warmth from the vent. And if you think it might make you look like an old man, as mentioned above, just leave it unbuttoned to keep it casual.

    Also, own the old man look: "Beware of an old man in a profession where men usually die young." The office is a dangerous place, with all that toner in the air.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexd3 View Post
    I'm going to go against this general consensus and be anti-cardigan, at least the traditional cardigan. If you're not in very good shape or have a specific type of look (like Daniel Day-Lewis), it will be very hard to avoid the old-man vibe. If you don't mind that, go for it, but it's not for me.

    Like someone said above I'm not a fan of the pullover in that's it's too much effort to get it on and off.

    So I go with the sweater bomber. It serves the same purpose as a cardigan, but to me, looks a lot more polished and "hip."

    These are a couple of quick examples
    https://bonobos.com/products/cotton-...color=charcoal
    https://bananarepublic.gap.com/brows...p-page-content
    https://bananarepublic.gap.com/brows...p-page-content
    At least in my business environment those sweater bombers are way too casual leaning. I couldn’t see wearing that over a shirt and tie without people wondering if I just kept my coat on. With a cardigan it ties it all together and I can throw my suit jacket on relatively quickly if still cold and heading to a meeting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hockeysc23 View Post
    At least in my business environment those sweater bombers are way too casual leaning. I couldn’t see wearing that over a shirt and tie without people wondering if I just kept my coat on. With a cardigan it ties it all together and I can throw my suit jacket on relatively quickly if still cold and heading to a meeting.
    Same here, the nice thing about the cardigan I have is I can wear it easily under a jacket as part of my suit. My cardigan is in a tobacco brown color which goes with just about every jacket/tie combo I have. Makes it super easy to go back and forth to court.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LesserBlackDog View Post
    Same here, the nice thing about the cardigan I have is I can wear it easily under a jacket as part of my suit. My cardigan is in a tobacco brown color which goes with just about every jacket/tie combo I have. Makes it super easy to go back and forth to court.
    I guess I picked bad examples in that they all had pockets which I feel like makes it too casual. The ones I wear, and a couple project managers I work with wear, are all pocketless.

    Kind of something like this but with a zipper, though the buttons don't look bad.

    I work out of various offices with my company's home base being extremely casual (people come in with shorts on not too infrequently), but I also go to government client sites enough that are much more formal and wearing something like that has never looked out of place. Most of the government sites I go to now don't require a full suit and tie, but as you can image, most of the older employees still wear one every day. Though if you work at a place that will always require that, ymmv.

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    All offices are different. Mine gave out vests, although I don't like them. If anything my arms get cold while my core is fine. https://www.esquire.com/style/mens-f...usiness-style/

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    Quote Originally Posted by 77Pat View Post
    All offices are different. Mine gave out vests, although I don't like them. If anything my arms get cold while my core is fine. https://www.esquire.com/style/mens-f...usiness-style/
    Yes the vest look has become pretty standard, I find that I ruin shirts with ink/ highlighter if I have my sleeves all over my desk though so the vest allows me to still throw a cuff in my sleeve and stay warm

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    I keep a full-zip sweater at the office, instead of a pull-over style, for the reasons previously mentioned. Not this one but something pretty similar
    https://www.menswearhouse.com/p/jose...ter-67KR67KT17

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    If you want the versatility of a cardigan without the mr. rogers look you could always try something with a mock neck collar.

    https://us.suitsupply.com/en_US/knit...?cgid=Knitwear


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    Quote Originally Posted by evanparker View Post
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