Thursday, February 24, 2011

Cardigan: Cool. Manigan: Cooler.

Cardigans...not just for the lady in your life.  Cardigans have been all over men's fashion lately and I'm really digging it!  Of course, I love cardigans and consider them a staple in my preptastic wardrobe...but recently I'm loving them even more when worn by a man. 

Now before any men readers start raiding your ladies closet...keep in mind there are rules to wearing a cardigan, or in this case a "manigan."  You must keep it classic and cool.  You want to look less "old man college professor" and MORE "I just got done playing ivy league rugby." You can take the classic approach to the manigan by adding your favorite oxford and (bow)tie....or the cool approach by sporting your manigan with a t-shirt and 5:00 shadow. 

Here are a few men you may recognize showing off their great manigan style.

Mmmm....Mr. Beckham!

And again.

J Timberlake & John Krasinski.

My favorite funny man, Joel McHale.

Matthew Morrison.

UR-sher is in on the trend.

Zac Efron.

Even the rappers are making this trend their own.
While not my favorite looks, here are P Did, Swizz & Jay-Z.

My man, Mr. D.

My favorite look is definitely the oxford and tie meet manigan:
I think I pulled this photo from an old Lands End advertisement....but I don't remember because this image has been laying around in an inspiration folder of mine for ages.  (If you recognize it please let me know so I can give credit.)

I'll also let you in on a little secret.  The best article of clothing to snuggle up in?  A manigan.  Bonus point if it's already been worn by your man and smells like him.  :) 

So what do y'all think?  Is this a style you'd like to see on your man?  Or do you prefer to keep the cardigans on your side of the closet?  

Mrs. D


  1. hahahah! I love when guys wear manigans! I went on a date and when I returned from the bathroom my date was being prowled on by cougars! Apparently they love the manigan as well. :)

  2. I mean if Zac Efron is doing it... I'm sold!

  3. loove the term manigan! and your hubby is so stylish with his ascots and his manigans! youre a lucky girl :)

  4. Wow, I didn't realize how many guys are wearing "manigans" these days! Not sure if I could get Hubby to try it - he'd probably worry he'd look more like Mr. Rogers than Beckham. We'd have to work on it. :)

  5. Love "managins"! Mr. M wears one all the time and I am a big supporter! :)

  6. I hadn't even noticed this trend but I love it. I sure wish my guy would try one.

  7. I love this! However, there's no way I could convince the fiance! My closet is also full of cardigans in every color, sleeve length, sparkly, flowered, etc. Could not live without them!

  8. I absolutely love this look! But there is no way I could get my hubby to wear one :/