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Cardigan length

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 

I haven't worn a cardigan before.  Just got one in the mail and it sits just barely below the waist.  It's the same size I wear in sweaters though, and none of my sweaters look like that.  Is this the way cardigans are supposed to look or should I return it?  Thanks.

post #2 of 9
Pics?

It sounds like a woman's sweater
post #3 of 9
Its just the fit, some cardigans are longer, certain styles are shorter. I wouldnt worry about it, unless it bothers you, then return it.

But pics will help determine if it looks alright or not
post #4 of 9
Thread Starter 

Thanks for responding.  The cardigan is a mens.  I don't like the length because if I lean back and stretch it will reveal my undershirt/torso.  Usually my sweaters extend a little over my zipper.  This cardigan does not.

post #5 of 9
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post #6 of 9

That sounds like it fits perfect. I like sweaters to sit at the belt. Maybe even showing some of the belt.

post #7 of 9
Cardigans come in different lengths. It's a matter of personal preference.

I prefer this length. Some prefer cardigans shorter.

post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by Millerp View Post

Cardigans come in different lengths. It's a matter of personal preference.

I prefer this length. Some prefer cardigans shorter.

 

Your pic is more or less how I like cardigans to fit too. Which is fortunate, since I'm a shorter guy and lots of cardigans naturally fall to that length on me anyway.

 

The shorter style is somewhat more current however. As you say, there's a strong element of personal preference here. If the OP doesn't like the length of his new cardy, it's should be too difficult to source a longer cardigan from more traditional shops/makers. The trouble is that some of those are not just longer but also a bit baggier. It can be tricky to find a combination of a slim style and a slightly longer than currently popular length if you're not a bit shorter than average.

post #9 of 9
Thread Starter 

Thanks everyone.  I prefer the length to be like the one in the pic posted, but from the other posts it sounds like my cardigan is an OK length too.  I just wanted to make sure I don't go around looking silly.
 

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