Grown Up Collegiate in a Slim Fit Cardigan

August 26th, 2009

Grown Up Collegiate
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Go back to school (or suit up for the weekend) in a classic menswear fashion formula: the button-down shirt, jeans, and a cardigan.  The twist?  The stripe detailing on the fabric belt that echoes that on the cardigan sweater sleeve.  Here’s how to get the grown up collegiate look:

1. Start with a pair of straight leg dark rinse jeans, paired with a brightly colored button-down shirt.  The light blue shirt toes the line between conservative and daring.
2. Belt your jeans - we love the playful stripe detailing on this Fred Perry belt.
3. Slip on a slim-fitting cardigan sweater.  The fit is the key here - too loose, and you run the risk of looking like grandpa.  Note how the stripe on the sweater sleeve recalls the stripe on the casual belt.
4. Finish off the look with a pair of rugged, lace-up boots.  The outdoorsy boots works with the casual belt, plus the rich brown color pairs beautifully with the bright blue shirt.

How would you get the grown up collegiate look?  Share your style with us in the comments!

Entry Filed under: Men, Ready Made Outfits

3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Carl  |  August 28th, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    Damn it, the cardigan is sold out in S! Anyone seen a similar one with the white stripe?

  • 2. Anonymous  |  September 3rd, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    try charlotte russe …or aeropostale

  • 3. Gary  |  September 8th, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    For what it’s worth, the stripe is a nice touch–but it’s hardly an absolute. For Carl above and anyone else, a plain cardigan would be nice, too, imo.

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