Blue and gray paneled men’s cardigan

Ah, the structured cut of the 1960’s, in the last days of the early TV dads.  Always portrayed as knowing and stern, but with good reason, they took their leisure time seriously.  This is that kind of cardigan, after a long week of wearing a suit at the office, that let the man say, “I’m off work, but I’m not a complete layabout.”  This particular piece is in blue knit with darker-blue vertical accents and suede panels in gray.  The finishing touch?  Gray suede buttons! More views and sizing information available here.


1970’s cream-colored men’s cardigan

Whether you’re taking a brisk walk in the autumn chill, laughing with friends and seeing your breath, or just relaxing at home or work or school, this soft cream-colored cardigan with warm brown buttons will help you do any of your chosen activities in style and comfort.  Made by Monarch, this is a classic 1970’s take on the old cardigan style by adding the generously-proportioned collar.    Click here for more views and sizing information.

1960’s Sidney Gould yellow cardigan

Right now, there are a lot of vibrant, even fluorescent shades of yellows and greens out there.  This cardigan, while from the 1960’s, could easily be on the racks right now with its chartreuse-tinged yellow.  Think of a not quite ripe banana and you have the color.  Great texture and classic cut with straight-cut cuffs and lining, offset by clear buttons.   More views and information here!


Vintage Cardigans Resurface

The general popularity of menswear cardigans continue to keep them resurfacing on the runways. The latest batch has been blogged about everywhere but I feel a responsibility to include it because of their absolute vintage feel. Even as we begin to tiptoe out of Winter, the chill in the air is strong enough to warrant a cozy knit cardigan, even if it’s only covering a white tee.

Knitwear as a whole it seems, has found a second life in modern fashion. Mills are being refurbished, reconstructed and rerun by other companies eager to put their stamp on the industry. Individual hand-knitting by designers appears strong as well so just because that vintage pullover you found doesn’t have a cool tag, don’t be so quick to dismiss its authenticity.

For diminishing vintage musty smell, try soaking the knit in a bucket of hot water with just a few drops of soap and air-drying. Or spraying with lightly-soaped water and then drying with a few fragrant dryer sheets thrown in – but make sure you’re on an air-drying or delicate setting! Otherwise you may have to pass your knit onto your little sibling.