It doesn’t seem so long ago that the cardigan was seen as the reserve of an older generation, something to be filed alongside slippers and a pipe. How times have changed. Today’s cardigan is a world away from the cosy knit that grandpa used to wear: smart, stylish and super-versatile, it’s as much a wardrobe staple as the classic crew-neck sweater.
That the cardigan has been able to shake off its musty associations is thanks in no small part to the efforts of labels such as Alexander McQueen, who have spruced it up with elegant, streamlined fits, luxurious materials and contemporary design details. For the latest instalment of Five Ways To Wear, MR PORTER’s Style Director Mr Dan May has picked out one cardigan by the aforementioned designer and used it as the basis for five quite different looks. Watch the video, above, to find out more.