Opinions on this cardigan?

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  1. mp906

    mp906 Senior member

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    http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-500-Barba-Napoli-Brown-Sweater-Medium-50-/140885645319

    I don't own a cardigan but I keep looking at these Barbas. I love their shirts. I can't find a pic of an actual person wearing this or something similar, but I know I've seen someone here wearing one very similar, maybe in the thrift thread.

    Anyways, I would wear it over a button down with jeans or chinos mostly.

    I find the weave pretty interesting, but not sure of the arms being contrast/plain. Can't tell if this is too hipster or maybe Mr. Rodgers.

    Thoughts?
     
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  2. Ivar

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    Hard to say. It's not really dressy, nor is it particularly streetwear (too short for that, IMO); it's more "weekend in the country cabin." I can both see it working and see it being one of those garments that somehow never feel "just right." Again, hard to say.

    Here's a more "street" cardigan (from American Apparel):

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    (Neither styling nor cardigan is very great, but hopefully you get the idea.)
     
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  3. mp906

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    That is too hipster for me. I am thinking this would a sub for a sport coat in the winter with nice jeans for wool chinos or cords, which is my norm.
     


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    [​IMG]

    I like the Barba very much.

    The NAA (pronounced 'nahh') on the other hand, is a nightmare.

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    $5 in any thrift store will get you this look ^
     
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  5. Ivar

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    OK. As I wrote, I fear it might be a bit dowdy for dressy wear, but it'll probably be right at home in more homely contexts.
     
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  6. Master Squirrel

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    I like it. Definitely for cozy nights.
     


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  10. Ivar

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    Actually looks like he bought that one. Wouldn't be my first choice -- or hundredth. Perfect color to wash out your complexion (unless you're black, in which case it might work).
     


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