Nick Quinn, Junior
Cardigans are the perfect way to tie together your outfit. Whether it be a t-shirt and jeans, or a button down shirt and khakis, adding a cardigan is the perfect way to show that you put a lot of thought into what you wear (even if you didn’t). A cardigan is just a buttoned up sweater and adding one to your outfit doesn’t really require much!
There are so many ways for guys to wear cardigans. I know there’s a huge stigma that men can’t wear cardigans, but that’s completely bogus. If a cardigan suits your style, then wear one! The only issue with men’s cardigans is the price tag. You can walk into any Kohl’s, Macy’s or J.C. Penny to find a cardigan for a woman, but why isn’t it that easy for men? Why must we go through store after store to find only a tacky cardigan with an obscene collar that is usually way overpriced? Well the answer is simple: supply and demand. From the age of about three, little girls wear cardigans with everything for any occasion! Christmas, Thanksgiving, school, going out with their parents, cardigans are a simple layer that girls love. But when was the last time you saw Big Uncle Mike or your baby cousin Jeffrey sporting a cardigan? Well if you’re somewhat like me the answer is never. With women, there is a high demand for cardigans so there is an equally high supply. With men, however, there is a very low demand and thus a very low supply.
For men like me, who want to wear cardigans as much as possible, finding a cardigan is very hard to do. Just last week I was at Lehigh Valley Mall on the hunt for a nice, plain cardigan and I finally stumbled across the perfect one. But, of course, the price was way too high. Now, this cardigan would be perfect if I wasn't a teenage boy who doesn’t have a job and is trying to somehow scrounge up the money to pay for a car... so, clearly, for some people this pricing issue might be a problem. However, with a heavy heart I purchased my plain, OVERPRICED, cardigan.
If you do happen to find a cardigan at a cheap price, or you are willing to pay the price of your soul (like I am), here are the two main ways to wear a cardigan:
With a button down shirt.
With a t-shirt
Both ways are great to make your look different than the rest!