Saturday, January 8, 2011


Here's a fun bit of apparel, which my significant other just received as a birthday present from his parents. It belonged to his grandfather, so that gives you an idea of the vintage.

It's a scarf... no, wait, it's a dicky-form cardigan:

Red, green and blue plaid Scardigan
It's a Scardigan!

Closeup of the bottom showing little pockets and buttons
I love the little pockets and the buttons.

The Scardigan label and 100% Australian Wool denoation
And the cute fringe at the bottom. Although the fringe makes it look a lot more like a scarf and less like a cardigan.

Nosing around the interweb, I see that some Scardigans look more like cable-knit sweaters. Perfect for the man whose abdomen gets cold when he's wearing a sport jacket that's too small to allow a full sweater underneath.


Michael Leddy said...

I've never heard of the scardigan. But now that I have -- it seems strangely compelling. It's always to be worn with a jacket, yes?

Daughter Number Three said...

Yes, that's the impression I got as well. It's a jaunty look!