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Poll Results: Who cardican do it best?

Poll expired: Apr 4, 2016 This is a multiple choice poll
  • 9% of voters (6)
    crappbag
  • 6% of voters (4)
    blekit
  • 18% of voters (12)
    Diplomatic Ties
  • 14% of voters (9)
    Ac's cat (non-compliant entry due to missing tailored jacket)
  • 3% of voters (2)
    robxznyc
  • 0% of voters (0)
    upr crust (non-compliant entry due to missing tailored jacket)
  • 12% of voters (8)
    CruzAzul
  • 21% of voters (14)
    EFV
  • 18% of voters (12)
    Gerry "Garry" Nelson
  • 3% of voters (2)
    Coxsackie (non-compliant entry due to missing tailored jacket)
  • 6% of voters (4)
    Dennis Walter
  • 0% of voters (0)
    fairlynerdy
  • 12% of voters (8)
    Murlsquirl
  • 10% of voters (7)
    Andy57
  • 32% of voters (21)
    Cleav
  • 39% of voters (25)
    Anden
  • 7% of voters (5)
    Mr Knightley
64 Total Votes  
post #31 of 85

 

 

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post #32 of 85

My humble entry...sans tie and casual as can be. 

 

post #33 of 85
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Originally Posted by upr_crust View Post

I initially thought that I had no cardigan sweaters in my closet, until I remembered that I had one - an Irish fisherman knit, circa 1968, which my father had made for himself (clever man that he was). To that end, here's my father's handiwork (though I'd never attempt to wear this sweater with a suit - too bulky and too warm). This obviously does not qualify for the challenge, but I thought it might be of interest to the contestants.
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Did your father actually knit this himself? From the picture it looks really well made. Something to wear in front of the fire a cold winter's day preferably with a good cognac nearby.

post #34 of 85
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Originally Posted by DiplomaticTies View Post

Did your father actually knit this himself? From the picture it looks really well made. Something to wear in front of the fire a cold winter's day preferably with a good cognac nearby.

My father did actually knit the sweater himself, as my mother was making a crew-neck and a turtleneck version of an Irish fisherman sweater for myself and my brother at the same time. It is very warm - something to keep you warm on a cold, damp winter's evening.
post #35 of 85
While I'm sure I can beat neither the cardi-cat nor Gerry's orange, I'm happy to participate since there's no tie requirement.

Here's my entry, in shades and textures of blue.



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post #38 of 85
Thread Starter 
Cox, I'm afraid your entry does not satisfy the rules of the challenge: "Wear a tailored jacket"
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post #40 of 85
Thread Starter 
He lives!
post #41 of 85
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post #42 of 85

I fear @Cleav killed any suspense with this outfit.

post #43 of 85

I love cardigans. I should get extra points in this old man's competition. I was just diagnosed with inguinal hernia...

 

SC - Raffaele Caruso Sartoria Parma

Shirt - Kamakura

Tie - Drake's RAF blue cashmere

Cardigan - PRL navy blue cashmere

Trousers - Brown herringbone tweed by PRL. Very heavy and warm. 

Shoes - Shell Marlows

 

 

 

 

post #44 of 85

Unlike @Anden (sorry about your hernia) I don't love cardigans.  Of course, I am an old man and maybe I feel they just accentuate that...anyway in the spirit of the Challenge I got out this Viyella sleeveless cardi:

 

 

 

 

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Edited by Mr Knightley - 4/1/16 at 11:12am
post #45 of 85
I truly believe that age has nothing to do with whether you look good in a garment or not. Neither does body type etc. it has more to do with the fit and how comfortable you look while wearing it. With that said, I think you wear the cardigan well @Mr Knightley. Although a slightly less padded/extended shoulder could have jived even better with this outfit IMHO.
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