I can remember the days when a man would rather freeze than wear a cardigan. It was the in the days when my grandad(bless him) had a rather nifty collection that combined patterns, zips and over-sized lapels. The days when Val Doonican sat in a rocking chair, sporting a comfy knit and crooned his heart out. Cardigans were warm, they were functional, but they certainly were not fashion.
Now it is hard to move for them, they have become an integral, and stylish area of mens clothing. Think of any hot man, from sportsmen to actors, and they will show you a rather fine cardigan. David Beckham, Zac Efron, Daniel Craig, Ashton Kutcher and both the Ryans, Reynolds and Gosling, they have all shown the cardigan some love. Hell, Benedict Cumberbatch has even worn his on the red carpet. (It was a rather nice green number and I must admit he looked great.) The mens cardigan started to have its moment a few years ago, and shows no signs of disappearing anytime soon.
Spring is a great time to invest in a cardigan. Yes, the weather is improving – last week was almost tropical – but early mornings and evenings can still be chilly, with the April weather known for being changeable to say the least. Woolovers have some very stylish designs in their Spring collection, including a green Lambswool design for those looking for the Cumberbatch look. There are also designs with the shawl effect collars favoured by David Beckham and Zac Efron. With many of the designs featured in promotional offers which gives you two cardigans at discounted prices, now has never been a better time to add a bit of British wool love to your wardrobe.
Here are a few of my current favourites (and did I mention that some of these designs are unisex…share and share alike eh ladies!)