The Grey Cardigan Look


I saw this cardigan over a pinstriped shirt and dark jeans look  while perusing my husband’s April issue of Men’s Health. I thought it was defintely stylin’ until my eye caught the little corner where it showed how much the cashmere cardigan is from Generra. It’s cashmere so it only make sense that it’s $350. You add $60 for the pinstriped shirt from Express and $65 for the slim jeans from Levi’s then you have a $475 outfit. Whewwww.

Lucky for you, I’m here to show you the affordable way to get this look :)


This is still a cashmere cardigan so if you prefer to wear cashmere you can still do so with this $149.50 from Land’s End.

I found a version of the stripes button-up shirt from GAP for only $39.50.


And this dark-wash boot cut leg jeans from OLD NAVY for only $29.50.

Shoes? Wear any of your canvas pair, like the Chuck Taylor’s. As long as it’s not orange or yellow :) . So which version would you wear, the $475 one or the affordable pieces I picked? Either way, I’m sure you’d look just as great as the model ;) .

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    • Icy

      Ouch, expensive. Your version is just as nice and much better price wise. Cool site!

    • dean@officehair

      I have always loved a good cardie and am so glad they are coming back for men. But let’s face it, when it comes to men’s clothes, you really do get what you’ve paid for. Spend a bit more on your outfit and a little less on the pretty blonde that you have no hope with down the pub on Friday night and you’ll look good enough to have a better chance with that pretty blonde! $450 is what a lot of people will spend on alcohol and entertainment a month and what are you left with but a few hazy memories and a few hangovers? A good outfit will last at least 2 seasons. Look at the cost per wear as opposed to the cost per drink and you’ll be much better off.

    • Dexie

      Thanks Icy. That’s what I’m here for :)

    • Dexie

      Dean, that’s a great way to put it..:)

    • Susie

      I’ve always loved a cardi on men. I’ve just bought some fab cashmere for my man from Their stuff is really good quality and it’s so true you get what you pay for.

    • Dexie

      Thanks for pointing me out to that store. Will check it out sometime.

    • Raul

      I’ve been trying to track down that same generra cardigan because I love the look of it. I can’t find it anywhere tho. any help? I did find a nice alternative at BananaRepublic that was a silk/cotton/cashmere blend for $78. I woud post a link but I can’t find it on their website. Amen on your comment, Dean. But I think I’ll go for the pretty brunette instead ;)

    • Dexie

      Hi Raul, from the Generra website, it has a link to where you could buy their stuff. “Buy Generra” It’ll direct you to some kind of a map. Wherever continent you’re from, it’ll tell you where to go.

      Hope you find it.

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    • wow

      That looks gay as hell.