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Some questions on cardigans

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by rob.p, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. rob.p

    rob.p Well-Known Member

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    I have been wearing cardigans (mostly from American Apparel) for a while now, and I have a couple questions:

    1. What is the appropriate length for a slim-fitting cardigan worn with slim-fitting slacks or jeans? How much below the belt should it go?

    2. Is it ok or even stylish to have a collared shirt peeking out from the bottom of it, or should any shirts worn under the cardigan be tucked in?
     


  2. emmanuel

    emmanuel Distinguished Member

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    It can go down as far as the bottom of your front pockets. Tuck in your shirt!
     


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    Thread Killer Well-Known Member

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    While I don't care for the look, I've seen plenty of guys wearing a cardigan over an untucked longsleeve shirt. I always tuck my shirt in, no matter what I'm wearing.

    As for the length, I'm short so my cardigan always seems to be longer than I want it to be. I would rather the bottom of the sweater be as close to the bottom of the belt as possible. That probably explains why I don't wear cardigans very often.
     


  4. ysc

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    I would have thought not more than a couple of inches below the belt if it is a tight fitting cardigan and no, a shirt sticking out from under the bottom of a cardigan would look stupid.
    I sort of understand this under a regular jumper (although I wouldn't do it) but wearing a shirt not tucked in under a cardigan sounds like more thinking/effort has gone into it than wearing one tucked in, which is stupid because I would think the point of not tucking your shirt in to be casual.
     


  5. Nexus6

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    My cardigans are for home use only.
    I would never wear one in public unless I zipped to the corner store.
     


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  7. emmanuel

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    My cardigans are for home use only.
    I would never wear one in public unless I zipped to the corner store.


    Why?
     


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    dsgNYC Senior Member

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    I just bought a cardigan from Uniqlo and love it. It falls just a little bit below my belt.
     


  9. Nexus6

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    Why?

    because I am 30lbs overweight.
    My fault for not having stated that.
    A cardigan makes me look dumpy, (or I make the cardigan look dumpy)
    but somehow a vest gives me a slimming effect.
    In a few weeks from now I am going back to swimming and do something about that.
    Been spending too much time at a desk.

    In fairness, I have nothing against cardigans.
    I just can't pull off the look at the present time.
    but my compliments to those who can.
     


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