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The humble cardigan has had a veritable glow-up in recent seasons. Hitting the runway and with regular outings on style icon's backs, the days when a cardigan was reserved for your granddad are long gone. In fact, it's probably time to raid his cupboard for any knitwear you can steal.
However, nobody has backed the corner of cardigans quite like Tyler, The Creator. Whether he's creating them with his own line Golf Wang or wearing them day-to-day, the musician's love of a cardigan has remained strong for over five years.
The California native remains unphased by seasons when wanting to rock his favorite items, regularly pairing shorts with puffer jackets, and has been similarly making the case for knitwear all year round. In the summer you can find him mixing it up with a cardigan and shorts and then in the winter you can find him utilizing the cardigan's warmth under a puffer jacket or a blazer.
But for all of his year-round experimentation, there's no denying that a cardigan is really in its element when temperatures start to drop.
Having a solid knitwear selection is more than advised for the coldest seasons when layering (finally) becomes possible again, and that includes a few cardi options. Mix one with a long coat, as we have in the lookbook for our latest fall collection, and you have a trademark preppy look, or take Tyler's advice and opt for a puffer jacket over the top — either way, you're looking at a cozy fit. Plus, unlike your average sweater, you have the option of unbuttoning when things get hot.
Shop some of the best cardigans for men below.
Our Legacy Mohair Cardigan
Though mohair cardigans come many shapes in and sizes, few tend to look as minimal as the one above. The boxy fit and v-neck collar are complimented by the soft, and hairy texture.
The Elder Statesman Vision Cardigan
The vision cardigan takes cashmere to another level with its striking tie-dye print and transparent buttons.
Maison Margiela Elbow Patch Cardigan
If you've been holding off on the perfect Margiela piece to add to your wardrobe this might be what you're searching for. The tonal cardigan is made from a wool and linen blend and features the brand's trademark stitches below the collar.
Acne Studios Knit Wool Cardigan
Acne Studios' straight-faced emblem takes center stage on this cardigan, providing it with a checkerboard pattern that comes with matching gloves and a hat in the label's latest collection.
J. Press x Highsnobiety Shaggy Dog Cardigan
We've linked up with one of the OGs of preppy fashion on a collection that puts our spin on J. Press classics. That includes knitwear using its signature shaggy dog fabric, made with fuzzy Shetland wool. The end result is not only this cozy cardigan but also hats, scarves, and sweaters that all use the same textured fabric.
AGR Digi Printed Gradient Cardigan
Nobody does bold and colorful knitwear like AGR. The gradient print on this cardigan is eye-catching to say the least.
Jacquemus Le Cardigan Meunier
Crafted from a soft lambswool blend fabric, this luxurious zip-up cardigan from Jacquemus comes with silver detailing and a high neck for an elevated finish.
Wales Bonner Clarinet Cardigan
Wales Bonner's clothing often feels like a time capsule into the past and with this brown colorway the designer is taking us back to the 70s. Produced in a soft recycled cashmere and mohair blend, this is the type of chunky knitwear that you want in your wardrobe on a cold day.
Marni Striped Mohair Cardigan
Marni's fluffy mohair designs have become legendary over the past few seasons and this is another banger from the Italian luxury house.
Highsnobiety Alpaca Cardigan
One of the things that makes a cardigan suited for fall is a fluffy soft fabric that you can wrap up in during cold weather, and that's what the alpaca wool and acrylic blend that this cardigan is made from provides. Taken from our recent fall drop, it's part of our in-house label's ongoing experimentation with classic Ivy League styles.
Missoni Patchwork Cardigan
Nobody does knitwear quite like Missoni, and the Italian label is proving its prowess once again with this cardigan. Mixing different colors, patterns, and textures in its patchwork design, this is the type of statement piece that the label specializes in.
Lemaire Chunky Cardigan Beige
When it really starts to get cold, chunky cardigans reign supreme and this one from Lemaire is extra thick and cozy.
Kenzo Striped Wool Cardigan
What's better than a regular stripey cardigan? One with two different sets of stripes — well... according to NIGO that is.
Maison Margiela Zip Cardigan
In contrast to Marni's hairy and colorful designs, this option is more for the minimalist. Crafted from a soft wool and cotton blend, Margiela's iconic four stitches moniker at the back is the closest this cardigan gets to including any branding — and that is made to be cut off.
Jacquemus 'Le Cardigan Pau' Cardigan
If I had the task of proving to a doubter that cardigans aren't stuffy and boring, this is what I would show them.
Needles Green Polyester Cardigan
Needles has become most famous for its tracksuits but its cardigan selection never misses. This one breaks cardi conventions through its patterned polyester body and zip closure.
Ahluwalia Brown Wool Cardigan
Existing in the grey area between a knit shirt and a cardigan, you have the option of layering underneath this Ahluwalia piece or wearing it as a standalone, winter-fied shirt.
Magliano Purple Kurt Cardigan
If you want a cardigan that's seriously warm, then this fuzzy Magliano design has a full quilted lining to ensure you're not going to get cold.
Wales Bonner Yellow Orchestra Cardigan
You could very well find this cardigan at the back of your grandfather's closet and that's what we love so much about it. This piece speaks to the never-ending cycle of style.
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