The last post, as always, brought out debate — this time on the little matter of cardigans under sportcoats. One reader pointed out that cardigan (whether sleeveless or not) under a tweed jacket was fine, but never under a blazer. Well such rules have never stopped the folks at Ralph Lauren, as this image shows.
The yellow cardigan specifically has been a staple at RL for decades:
To my surprise, Ivy Style has carried on this long without a tribute to the yellow cardigan. The image at the very top is from the fall of 2009, right when I was planning my move to New York. I was determined to find a yellow cable cardigan to wear with blazer, grey flannels, and brown tassel loafers. I eventually found one, but as I recall for some reason I found it better in theory than application.
I may give it another try. The thing about theories is that they should always be retested. — CC