Im not crazy about quarter zips but a lot of old man shit has recently been approppriated by the younger crowd. Cardigans, chukkas, plaids, etc.
I still hate chukkas, more LL bean than even quarter zips.
Until recently there was little out there more old mannish than a cardigan.
They've reworked the fit, tweked a few things and now they've been reinvented.
20 years ago it was just Mr Rogers and kaptain kangaroo.