Cardigans are classic menswear pieces that should be one of the core items in every man's wardrobe. Some might think it seems uncool and old fashioned but trust us, when styled properly it looks very fresh and modern. Further, cardigans also have an old school feel, if you're really about that vintage feel, you can style them in that way too. If you're a man who's never worn a men's cardigan, you're missing out on a useful wardrobe addition.
Men's Cardigan: Everything You Should Know About
Read on to know how to pick the right men's cardigan and wear this fine, underrated garment with style.
How to Wear A Men's Cardigan?
A cardigan is a great fashion item due to its versatility and ability to work with a wide variety of looks. Whether you’re going for a casual or formal outfit, a cardigan will do the job for you.
A cardigan looks elevated when paired with a white tee and black ripped skinny jeans for a casual outfit. Round off the laid back look with white leather low top sneakers.
Opt for a black cardigan paired with charcoal chinos. Rock a pair of white and black canvas sneakers with this look.
One of the coolest ways for a man to style a black cardigan is to wear it with blue jeans and a white dress shirt or t-shirt for an off-duty getup. Complement this look with black canvas slip-on sneakers to pull the look together.
Wear a cardigan over a smart polo t-shirt with beige dress pants for a polished ensemble. Spice things up with a pair of brown leather sneakers.
Look out for the elegant combination of a grey cardigan over a white turtleneck along with beige dress pants. Pair this outfit with white canvas low top sneakers to add a sartorial edge to this ensemble.
Pair a buttoned-up v-neck cardigan with a formal shirt and tailored trousers. Wear a sport coat and tie for a perfect workplace outfit. Add a pair of leather double monk strap shoes to this look to effortlessly turn up the fashion factor.
How To Buy A Good Men's Cardigan?
A good cardigan should fit you well. It should have a little bit of a soft drape at the shoulders and hang below your belt line when buttoned up.
A good quality cardigan for men will have a taper that flatters your torso, narrowing under the rib cage and widen back out down through the hips.
The material of your cardigan should feel soft and not be too scratchy or you won't be able to wear it without a collared, long-sleeve shirt. This can hamper the cardigan's versatility.
Don't buy the cardigan in a colour that doesn't go well with your existing wardrobe. Black, grey, blue and earth tones are the most flexible but also the most common. On the other hand, brighter colours are more eye-catching but less flexible. Think about what your closet needs more.
How Should a Men's Cardigan Fit?
The shoulder seams of your cardigan should end on top of your shoulder bones where they meet your arms. If they're coming down your bicep, the cardigan is too big. The bottom hem should be long enough to cover your waistline but very long to cover your trouser pockets. It should button snugly enough to avoid bunching of fabric in the front when you sit or bend.
When the fall or winter season arrives, a couple of good cardigans are going to be some of the best additions to your wardrobe. Embrace the soft and stylish men's cardigan and show them what your style is about. If you already have enough cardigans, congrats! If not, discover our collection of stylish men's cardigans and get one to start being a well-dressed man!
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