The cardigan is a jacket made of wool and resembles a sweater for men and women. It is easy to put on and take off thanks to the zip or buttons and is therefore a very popular piece of outerwear.
A cardigan is a comfortable, loosely knitted cardigan made of wool or yarn. Depending on the strength of the threads used and the thickness of the needles, the fabric appears rather coarse-meshed and light, then again firm and dense. Accordingly, the models also differ in the heating effect.
A cardigan can be very functional, but it doesn’t have to be that big. It is often just a decorative or laminating function. they exist
- as a short bolero or
- as a knee-length coat
as well as in all lengths in between. You can find jackets
In contrast to sweaters, they do not have to be pulled over the head and thus protect the wearer’s hairstyle – probably one of the reasons why cardigans are so popular among women.
The twin set
A classic is now the combination of a cardigan and a sweater or top that matches the color and material. The so-called twin set is suitable for both sporty casual clothing and elegant work clothing.
The English name “Cardigan” goes back to the 7th Earl of Cardigan, JT Brudenell. As a general in the Crimean War, he had to fight his troops against the extreme cold and was therefore forced to develop and use innovative forms of clothing.
One of the most famous cardigans in history is the one that Helmut Kohl wore in 1990 when he met Mikhail Gorbachev in the Caucasus. The relaxation of the dress code at state events was also an indication of the political easing.