Double breasted cardigan -- stylish or lame?

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  1. Twotone

    Twotone Senior member

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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?
     
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    celery Senior member

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    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.
     
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    I think DB cardis were popular in the early 90s. Sure I've not seen once since. Pics?
     
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    xMaximex Well-Known Member

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    Definitely a passing fad.
     
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    They had racks of them at the recent Daffy's liquidation.
     
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    If you are considering it, don't.
     
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    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.
     
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    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    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)
     
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    Unless you consider hand knit, quality construction a #menswear fad [​IMG]
     
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    Gorecki Well-Known Member

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    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....


    ....

    :)
     
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    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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