FRIDAY CHALLENGE 20160401: Are You A Cardican Or A Cardican't?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by sugarbutch, Mar 24, 2016.

Who cardican do it best?

Poll closed Apr 4, 2016.
  1. crappbag

    6 vote(s)
    9.4%
  2. blekit

    4 vote(s)
    6.3%
  3. Diplomatic Ties

    12 vote(s)
    18.8%
  4. Ac's cat (non-compliant entry due to missing tailored jacket)

    9 vote(s)
    14.1%
  5. robxznyc

    2 vote(s)
    3.1%
  6. upr crust (non-compliant entry due to missing tailored jacket)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. CruzAzul

    8 vote(s)
    12.5%
  8. EFV

    14 vote(s)
    21.9%
  9. Gerry "Garry" Nelson

    12 vote(s)
    18.8%
  10. Coxsackie (non-compliant entry due to missing tailored jacket)

    2 vote(s)
    3.1%
  11. Dennis Walter

    4 vote(s)
    6.3%
  12. fairlynerdy

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  13. Murlsquirl

    8 vote(s)
    12.5%
  14. Andy57

    7 vote(s)
    10.9%
  15. Cleav

    21 vote(s)
    32.8%
  16. Anden

    25 vote(s)
    39.1%
  17. Mr Knightley

    5 vote(s)
    7.8%
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  1. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Senior member

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  2. Dennis Walter

    Dennis Walter Senior member

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

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  3. DiplomaticTies

    DiplomaticTies Senior member

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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.
     


  4. upr_crust

    upr_crust Senior member

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    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.
     


  5. fairlynerdy

    fairlynerdy Senior member

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    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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  6. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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  7. Andy57

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  8. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    Cox, I'm afraid your entry does not satisfy the rules of the challenge: "Wear a tailored jacket"
     


  9. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Dubiously Honored Moderator

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  10. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    He lives!
     


  11. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Dubiously Honored Moderator

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  12. SYCSYC

    SYCSYC Senior member

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    I fear @Cleav killed any suspense with this outfit.
     


  13. Anden

    Anden Senior member

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    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

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  14. Mr Knightley

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    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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  15. EFV

    EFV Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    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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