The cardigan is a jacket made of wool and is similar to a sweater for both men and women. Thanks to the zipper or buttons, it is easy to put on and take off, making it a very popular piece of outerwear.

A cardigan is a comfortable, loosely knitted cardigan made of wool or yarn. Depending on the thickness of the threads used and the thickness of the needles, the fabric appears more coarse-meshed and light, then firm and dense again. Accordingly, the models also differ in the heating effect.


A cardigan can be very functional, but doesn’t have to be so big. It is often just a decorative or laminating function. they exist

  • as a short bolero or
  • as a knee-length coat

and all lengths in between. You can find jackets

Unlike sweaters, they don’t need to be pulled over the head, protecting the wearer’s hairstyle – probably one of the reasons why cardigans are so popular with women.

The twin set

A classic is now the combination of a cardigan and a sweater or top, matching the color and material. The so-called twin set is suitable for both sporty casual wear and elegant workwear.

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 Helmut Kohl wore in 1990 when he met Mikhail Gorbachev in the Caucasus. The loosening of dress codes at state events was also an indication of political relaxation.

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