Nobody likes waving goodbye to summer, holidays, family get-togethers, barbecues, long hot sunny days that make anything and everything more appealing.
However Autumn is actually a lovely time of the year, a transition period into the darker months and one to take advantage of in the style department.
Light layers, bold colours, it’s the perfect season to get creative with your clothes and one addition that should be a staple of every man’s wardrobe, is the cardigan. Perfect over a t-shirt, warm enough to cope with the changing temperatures, the cardigan has never been more in vogue.
A staple of classic Hollywood, worn effortlessly by the likes of Steve McQueen and James Dean, or part of the grunge story and the scruffy attire of Kurt Cobain. A good cardigan is a must for any man and works wonders whatever your sartorial tendencies. Here’s our guide to the best cardigans to be the height of Autumn fashion 2018. It’s the style edit.
1 Baseball Cardy in Rust from YMC £195
This brushed lambswool baseball cardigan oozes autumnal vibes, as YMC once again show they are the kings of subtle, understated, classic styles that are also bang up to date.
This might just be the perfect cardigan for the new season both tonally and in shape, and with the ribbed hem, cuffs and collar line this little number is not sacrificing in the comfort stakes. You’ll struggle to find a more suitable addition to your cold-weather wardrobe.
2 Vintage 1960’s Khaki Cardigan with Mustard Stripe from Beyond Retro £26
You’re never quite sure what wonderous garments you might discover during a trip to Beyond Retro, but it’s highly unlikely you’ll be leaving empty handed.
Always right on the money with quality reclaimed vintage apparel, this 1960s era khaki cardi with v-neck is no exception to the rule. A splash of mustard creates the perfect A/W 2018 look, move fast while stocks last, there are no prizes for umming and ahhing.
3 Checked Knit Cardigan by Zara £59.99
Zara once again delivering a must-have item from the new season range. This check print cardigan is bold and bright but accessible with any mood.
Casually drop it over a plain white tee or mix it up with a roll neck, some of your finest denim keks and you’re good to go. It’s worth exploring more of Zara’a knits, there are some rather appropriate oversized cardigans in their range too.
4 V Neck Long Sleeve Cardigan in Yellow from Uniqlo U £39.90
If Uniqlo has never really made it onto your sartorial radar, we think it’s high time that changed. There’s so much to admire and enjoy from these guys, understated quality at a more than reasonable price.
Take this v-neck cardigan for example with its chunky felted knit and classic shape. We recommend the yellow, but hey, just go with flow man.
5 Chevron-jacquard wool blend Cardigan Exclusive to Matches Fashion from Prada £1020
One for those that scooped the Euromillions jackpot or maybe a touch of motivation to work a bit harder, either way, you can only sit back and admire this luxurious burgundy Prada cardigan.
Knitted in Italy by virgin… sorry from a virgin wool blend with ribbed navy blue v neck edges and the dashing go faster logo patch. One day.
6 SNS Herning Stark Cardigan in Navy from Dick’s £245
Dicks in Edinburgh focus their attention on sourcing quality gear from small, independent manufacturers ensuring the best in quality and craftsmanship.
The 1970s era SNS Herning Stark Cardigan is an absolute classic, pure comfort and the snuggest of fits make this a garment that’ll last a lifetime. A quality Autumn cardigan.
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