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How to Wear a Cardigan Without Looking Like Grandpa

Some guidelines for rocking the classic sweater, the coziest piece of chest-exalting knitwear a man is likely to find.

What would you say is the most controversial of all men’s sweaters? The red and green reindeer-smeared Christmas crewneck? The sadly emasculating sweater vest? The tennis sweater wrapped around the neck in the manner of a villain in an ’80s teen comedy?

While all of the above are worthy contestants for this curious distinction, I must posit that the title is properly deserved by a sweater now coming back into season and into fashion: the lightweight cardigan.