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Double breasted cardigan -- stylish or lame?

post #1 of 19
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I've seen a few double breasted cardigans in recent men's magazines. What's your take -- will they remain a stylish sweater or are they just a passing fashion fad?
post #2 of 19
Lame
post #3 of 19
I know what double-breasted is, and I know what a cardigan is. But I hadn't seen them together before, so I did an image search. Thanks to you OP, I am now blind, and my life expectancy has been considerably shortened.
post #4 of 19
I think DB cardis were popular in the early 90s. Sure I've not seen once since. Pics?
post #5 of 19
Definitely a passing fad.
post #6 of 19
They had racks of them at the recent Daffy's liquidation.
post #7 of 19
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Originally Posted by GBR View Post

Lame

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post #8 of 19
If you are considering it, don't.
post #9 of 19

A fad in my opinion. there's nothing like wearing the classic cardigans and you wouldn't have to think twice about what to pair it with.

post #10 of 19
Like most things there are good ones and bad ones. I've seen some excellent ones lately that I would wear as an alternative to a navy blazer or tweed jacket. Depending upon the weave I think they can have a retro early Hollywood (smooth weave, solid navy) or an old Irish pub look (heather chunky knit with horn buttons)
post #11 of 19
I like mine.

post #12 of 19
This Irish Pub Sweater from a Suitable Wardrobe is very nice. Handknit, quality details. Nothing about it says "fad".

http://store.asuitablewardrobe.net/doublebreastedpubjacket.aspx


post #13 of 19
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Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy View Post

This Irish Pub Sweater from a Suitable Wardrobe is very nice. Handknit, quality details. Nothing about it says "fad".

 

Unless you consider hand knit, quality construction a #menswear fad  teacha.gif

post #14 of 19

sure. dont forget to combine them with acid wash drop crotch jeans, v-neck t-shirt Dsquared and hight top jeremy scott adidas....

 

 

you will be the local kanye west....

 

 

....

 

:)

post #15 of 19
I think it can be pulled off, and I think several designers are doing it well. Even saw a brooks brothers shawl collared db cardigan that I personally liked a bit.

It seems double breasted everything is coming back strong, which alarms me because it feels like yesterday when double breasted suits started to become less popular.

However, I say stick to classic cardigans if you can. There are too many good options out there that, in my opinion, look better than double breasted cardigans, especially when unbuttoned.

Also, I feel like they will stay in style for far longer than a double breasted one would.
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