Thursday, November 12, 2009

Tip-of-the-Day: The Top/Bottom Rule for Cardigans

Today's tip is simple.

When wearing a cardigan sweater, leave the top and bottom buttons undone.


Wearing the sweater all-buttoned-up creates an uptight looking high stance and a boxy straight bottom. Looks very mannequin-esk.


  Photo by GQ

Leaving the top button undone creates a deeper "V" stance which makes you look longer, leaner, and taller. Leaving the bottom button undone breaks up the boring straight-across line at the waist, and adds a sort of "sprezzatura" - Italian for stylish non-chalance.

Thanks for reading.

Yours in style,


openzedoor said...

Nicely illustrated!

NigelHallJumper said...

I heard a different version, leaving the bottom button undone meant you were royalty, hardly great fashion advice when wearing your men's cardigan jumpers!