This houndstooth cardigan for men has at first sight a very classic casual look. This is because of the classic appearance of the black and white woven fabric. The Kimono shape of this men’s cardigan brings the casualness into this item. Yet this item has some quirky aspects. The houndstooth tartan (also called pied de poule) is on the left side abstractly interrupted by black strips of raw edge Tencel fabric. This give the item an asymmetrical look as the left side of this quirky mens cardigan is more accentuated. The men’s houndstooth cardigan has a nice black shawl collar in contrasting fabric which turns into a black border all around the cardigan. For your comfort there are 2 side pockets in this cardigan.
How to style this houndstooth cardigan for men
This classic looking cardigan is an item that almost goes perfectly with everything in monotone colors. Therefore it is a very easy to style item.
Combine this classic looking cardigan for men over a black sporty trouser and a simple black t-shirt and you have that causal and cozy look. The cardigan accentuates this look and gives it a fun twist. To elevate your look wear this cardigan over a black button down shirt and a smart black trouser. Complete this look with black boots and a black tie. Finish this look off with wearing a nice black belt over the cardigan. Chic yet casual at the same time!
History of houndstooth fabric
The black and white abstract checkerboard pattern with a vague resemblance to a chicken-foot print known in French as the pied de poule and in English as houndstooth, first appeared in the 1800s in the Scottish lowlands. Then, it was called Shepherd’s check or Dogtooth, and was mostly used on woven wool cloth outerwear for sheepherders. Today, the duo-tone pattern can be found on everything from tweed jackets to designer stiletto heels. From 1959 Christian Dior began incorporating the pattern into his designs. Rather than weaving the pattern, as was the style of the British, Dior and subsequent designers, including Louis Vuitton and Chanel, would instead print the distinctive shapes onto fabric for their women’s wear collections.