When we talk of men’s cardigans, it usually conjures up images of Gene Kelly’s sweater-over-shirt look, or of your grandpa dozing in his chair in front of the TV. Well, cardigans are more than just old-fashioned winter wear. Today’s men’s cardigans styles have evolved to become more fashionable. They are available in a wide variety of colours, styles, and textures, making for the ideal addition to a weekend outfit or your formal office attire.
Cardigans are comfy and warm and can be styled to suit any occasion. It is the most versatile piece of winter wears in any man’s closet.
Different cardigan fabrics
Men’s cardigan fabrics determine which season the garment is appropriate for. For instance, heavier fabrics are for a warmer feel during colder months, while linen and cotton are for summer, when you need something lightweight and breathable. Here are the different fabrics from which cardigans are usually made:
Wool: The most common material for warm cardigans, wool makes the most comfortable sweaters that are ideal for the freezing winter or chilly autumn. There are traditional knits made from wool, while there are sleeker cardigans made from merino wool, a finer but more expensive type of wool.
Cashmere: An expensive fabric which comes from the Cashmere goat, this is a fine material that makes soft, fashionable cardigans. They require a lot of care.
Cotton & Linen: These are light, breathable fabrics best suited for the warmer months. Both cotton and linen make for great layering pieces in winter and autumn, and are easy to maintain.
Silk: A smooth, natural fabric, silk is hypo-allergenic and is ideal for those who cannot wear wool. Silk isn’t just stylish- it is comfy, breathable, and is great for layering minus the bulk.
How to style cardigans
Cardigans figure among the most versatile winter wear for men. The cardigan can be worn as a regular sweater or like sports coat. You can either wear it over a t-shirt with a pair of chinos, or over a dress shirt and tie with your office trousers.
Space-Dyed Slub Heather Fleece Cardigan for men is perfect to welcome the chilly season in. This soft, stylish cotton cardigan with shawl collar, ribbed waistband, and cuffs is great for pairing with your casual denims and t-shirt combination as well as with your office formals. If you prefer something a little more formal, then try the five-button waffle cardigan available both online and local markets. The waffle texture adds depth while the shawl collar and two buttoned pockets enhance your look. They work well with a t-shirt, a button-down shirt, or with a dress-shirt and tie. Men’s cardigans also make a great second layer while a closed cardigan can be worn over any kind of shirt and then topped with a sports coat.
Full Sleeve Cotton V-neck Cardigan for men will result in an unexpected and fresh look, peeking out from beneath a buttoned-up blazer in a contrasting colour. Wear them with corduroys in the winter and in the summer, you can pair a lightweight men’s cardigan with a pair of denims or cotton trousers for a comfy look and feel.