Cardigans for Men – The Style Secret Celebrities Don’t Want You to Know


black cardigan

If you’re looking for a fashion item… that can instantly make you stand out.. that will make you look sexy, confident and stylish… you’ve come to the right article. I enjoy writing about every imaginable piece of clothing men can wear but not all of them make such a big impact as…

… the cardigan.

What is a cardigan and why am I so excited by it?

A cardigan is in fact a sweater that you can tie, button or zip in the front. It has so many advantages that I wish I could tell them all at once to you! But let’s take them one by one.

It’s versatile

Some guys don’t feel right wearing a cardigan. I’m not sure if it’s because it’s something new to them or if they think they look weird. The point I’m making here is this: you can wear a cardigan with both formal and casual outfits.

If you’re tired of wearing a suit at work, leave the suit jacket at home for once and replace it with a cardigan. It will match great with your dress pants and shirt.
Whether you like dressing classy or casual, there is a way to incorporate cardigans in your wardrobe.

It’s fashionable

If guys like Zac Efron and David Beckham can wear this, surely you can too. If you read my blog or ebook, you’ll learn to match your cardigan even better than THEY can:

Let’s dissect the pictures above a little.

David is wearing his cardigan with a paid shirt, a casual tie and jeans. You can’t get any more casual than that. Let’s notice a few subtleties:

– the cardigan contrasts with the shirt
– only the shirt has patterns, the cardigan and tie are uni (too many patterns in an outfit can tire the eye)
– the shirt is tucked in on one side to let the belt show

Zac’s outfit is a little more conservative but he still did an awesome job at matching colors.

It comes in a wide variety of types

The type of cardigan that David and Zac are wearing is probably the first thing that comes to mind when pronouncing this word. The fact of the matter is, there are several other types of cardigans, each with its own particularities. Let’s see pictures of each of them.

The Hooded Cardigan

gray hooded cardigan
photo: asos.com

The Military Cardigan
military cardigan

The Zipper Cardigan

photo: menswearuk.com

The Double Breasted Cardigan

double breasted cardiga

photo: saksfifthavenue.com

The Shawl Collar Cardigan

photo: fashionbeans.com

What can you wear your cardigan with?

Here’s a few outfits that go great with cardigans. Just make sure the clothes fit you and you color match them the right way.

  • a dress shirt, a pair of dress pants, a tie and a pair of leather shoes
  • a pair of cargo pants, a t-shirt and some sneakers
  • a pair of jeans, a dress shirt and a pair of loafers

These are just a few ideas. You’ll get more once you start going through the mall and try out different combinations.

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5 Comments

  1. October 8, 2010

    Thanks for this article. This piece of clothing is something that is missing right now in my wardrobe. I’m gonna buy a cardigan and wear it with my dress shirts and possibly with a tie. Greetings from Czech republic! 🙂

  2. October 23, 2010

    Cardigans are one of my best kept style secrets… well.. not anymore. 🙂 I have a purple one with argyle patterns that I purchased a year ago and it looks fantastic. I just got another one that has a collar. Works awesome over a dress shirt.

  3. June 15, 2011

    The Military Cardigan is just Soft knit trench sweater with button down front Slanted pockets on either side with button closure. It’s Really look awesome.

  4. June 15, 2011

    This Grey Hooded Cardigan makes a fully stud look with a grey jeans & a t-shirt really the awesome one

  5. yemi animashaun
    February 13, 2013

    thanks, i found your article helpful. I just bought a red cardigan and i’m having problems matching them with my formal wears of different colours. Any help here?

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