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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. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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  2. SYCSYC

    SYCSYC Senior member

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    I fear @Cleav killed any suspense with this outfit.
     
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  3. 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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  4. Mr Knightley

    Mr Knightley Senior member

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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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  5. 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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  6. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl Senior member Moderator

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    Stop power lifting! Kidding....I just had bilateral hernia surgery in February. Just get them fixed and you'll be good as new. Nice fit.
     
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  7. Mr Knightley

    Mr Knightley Senior member

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    Thanks @EFV . As I rarely wear a cardigan, I found those comments very helpful.
     
  8. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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  9. Coxsackie

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    I'm another bilateral inguinal hernia guy. Mine were direct. I had laparoscopic surgery via the extraperitoneal approach. Brilliant result.

    I don't expect votes for my entry, as I am indeed non-compliant.

    For my money, Anden leads the field here. His cardy is a fully integrated element of the fit, rather than just being some quirky flash of colour poking out from under the lapels of a jacket.
     
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  10. SYCSYC

    SYCSYC Senior member

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    Voted for Cleav: his outfit even prevented me to multi-vote. Awesome stuff!
     
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  11. Roycru

    Roycru Senior member

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    Now that entries are closed, I have a question. Why are the top buttons on the cardigans of several of the entrants not buttoned?
     
  12. Mr Knightley

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    I leave my top button undone on cardigans (of course, I rarely wear them) partly because I think it helps the slightly relaxed aesthetic and partly because it feels more comfortable to me.

    If I am wearing one without a jacket I often leave the top two undone.
     
  13. Mr Knightley

    Mr Knightley Senior member

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    I found this very helpful, Cox in going through and sifting the good, but quite different entries.
     
  14. Academic2

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  15. EFV

    EFV Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I mainly do it to show a bit more of the tie, if I wear one. Silly? Yeah, maybe.
     
  16. Gerry Nelson

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    Same reason for me as well.
     
  17. CruzAzul

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    I'm against it; I think it looks awkward. Like wearing a 3-button suit as a 2-button but not steaming or re-pressing the lapels, so these two loose corners that were obviously meant to be attached end up jutting towards each other without quite meeting.



    Jeez.

    I voted for him too, but I mean fuck ME, you know?
     
  18. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    FWIW, you got my vote - really great fit and one that is inspiring.
     
  19. Spandexter

    Spandexter Senior member

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    You got my vote too @CruzAzul. I really liked @Cleav as well. Great stuff gents.
     
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  20. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I have to say I'm well chuffed about the level of participation and voting for this challenge!
     
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