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This cardigan for men is one of the basics that every man should have in their wardrobe. From business attire to everyday clothing: Men's cardigans are all-rounders that are very easy to combine and suitable for all occasions. From fine to chunky knit, with button placket or zips, with slit pockets, buttoned or zip pockets: the model choice is endless.
Cardigans have one clear advantage over jumpers: They are quicker and easier to put on and take off, making them the perfect companion between seasons. In the morning, when the temperature is still low, cardigans serve as the perfect, cosy replacement for jackets. As soon as it starts getting warmer and the morning frost disappears, you can take off your cardigan and put it away for later.
The huge selection of men's cardigans leaves the choice up to you: would you prefer a cardigan with elegant buttons or one with practical zips? Pockets are another point to consider: Slit pockets, patch pockets or practical zip pockets? Everything is a matter of taste.
A cardigan can be quick addition to a variety of outfits. The label could however create somewhat of a limitation: That is why a chunky knit cardigan with a standing collar should probably not be worn under a jacket: This is where a fine knit cardigan with a V-neckline would be much better suited to create a well-matched look.
A crew neck T-shirt should be worn under a cardigan with a round neckline – it simply looks better. Shirts are great to wear under all kinds of men's cardigans in the winter.
A lapel or shawl collar makes for an additional eye-catcher and a more stylish look.
When it comes to colour men's cardigans are easy to coordinate. Muted colours like black, grey and dark blue are just as popular as the more traditional beiges and browns. And if you are feeling brave, try a model in fresh azure blue or rusty red. These colours should however always be well coordinated with the rest of the outfit. Aside from that, there are also a plethora of special patterns that can transform any cardigan into an eye-catcher:
Patterns like these and other, finer details make men’s cardigans very distinctive: Contrasting edges around the neck, on the sleeves and hem add a touch of freshness to the look. Melange cardigans are knitted with two yarn colours to create a fresh and exciting touch for simple, basic looks.
Be it for everyday work looks or for an evening with friends – when the weather gets cooler, cardigans are the perfect companion in any situation. But there is still the matter of how formal your attire needs to be:
Fine-knit cardigans are a great mix-and-match item for office looks. Fabric trousers and a shirt look best with a fine-knit cardigan with a V neckline. Grey, dark blue and black create classic looks to suit any occasion. A cardigan with lapels is a great alternative for a blazer on cold days. If you prefer a more casual look for work, then you can wear your cardigan open over a V-neck shirt, jeans and sneakers.
Chunky knit cardigans look elegant and sporty – a great choice for leisuretime activities. A chunky cable knit cardigan in earthy tones looks great over a denim shirt. With a pair of chinos, however, a cardigan over a simple top will be your best bet. Classic, casual, sporty or country: There are no boundaries for casual styles.
Men's cardigans are a wonderful addition to suits for festive occasions like birthday parties, weddings or Christmas events. Fine-knit cardigans with a V neckline go perfectly underneath a smart-casual jacket and will make any tie stand out even more. When things are a bit more casual, chunky-knit cardigans are very warm and cosy to wear over shirts and a great alternative to jackets.
You could also go for a cardigan instead of a functional jacket. Fleece lining transforms men's cardigans into multi-functional jackets and make them true all-rounders: They are breathable and protect against the cold on hikes or while sailing.
A knitted jacket or a chunky-knit men’s cardigan will look great in combination with traditional “lederhosen” for your trip to the countryside or to the Oktoberfest. Details like toggle buttons are also reminiscent of traditional Bavarian clothing and jackets.
Slipovers for men are part of the cardigan family, but are sleeveless. A slipover will look great over a shirt and create an entirely different look. Adding a tie makes it suitable for the office, and what’s more: the whole thing will look great under a smart-casual jacket. Chunky-knit slipovers give checked shirts a rustic flair and will keep you warm through the winter.
Fine-knit cardigans made of cotton can be machine-washed at 30 or 40 degrees. They don't require any special care. You will, however, have to be a little more careful with a wool cardigan: Materials like virgin wool should be carefully hand washed using a special wool detergent. Fabric softeners and dryers are taboo.
Don’t hang up your cardigan after washing. Instead, place it flat on some towels to dry.
Big designer labels and their creative designs have shown that men's cardigans are definitely not yesterday’s trend. The highest quality modern designs, from fine knit to cable knit patterns will leave nothing to be desired when it comes to men's cardigans.