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WAYWRN: Classic Menswear, Casual Style

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by acecow, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. gettoasty

    gettoasty Senior member

    Feb 8, 2010
    What is the proper length of a cardigan or button/zip front sweater? I bring this up because of Gerry's last post. That outfit is probably something I would wear to work sans jacket. However, I notice a lot of my cardigans or zip front sweaters tend to be longer in length. Sizing down would appear to be shrunken in fit I believe. Do certain makers intentionally design their cardigans shorter in the body?
  2. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

    Oct 16, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
    Thanks for all the very kind words. High praise indeed!

    I didn't have it altered at all. I would consider it more like a shirt-jacket. A lot of the pictures I've seen where it's worn like a sportscoat look not quite right to me - a couple of the pictures with ties in this post look a little like lab coats to me.

    When I looked at the measurements for my usual size, they just seemed way too big around the chest and I considered sizing down. All the advice was to go TTS so I did and it was the right choice.
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