Cardigans Pullovers for Men

Machine or hand knitted cardigans and pullovers both with and without sleeves are all worn. Cardigans end just below waist level and are generally buttoned to the low collarless V front opening. They usually have two patch pockets, one on each side. Cardigans are mainly knitted in plain or cable stitch patterns with ribbed edging at the base, neck and cuffs for a firmer finish. Pullovers, also with ribbed edgings, can be sleeveless and have V shaped necklines, but are made slightly shorter than cardigans. They are also known as slipovers. Long sleeved pullovers or sweaters have a variety of necklines, from high turtle or roll necks to the lower V shapes. Some pullovers have a zip fastening at the neck to facilitate the wearing of them. Knitwear is sometimes made in such a way as to be reversible, and a different colour each side, so that the garment could be worn in either colour, thus doubling its usefulness, an opportune feature during the shortages. Sportswear generally consisted of sports jackets, blazers, windcheaters, flannels, plus-fours, and shorts. Casual shirts are made in flannel material, cotton and rayon, with the collars always attached and sometimes worn open without a tie. They can be of checked or striped designs or in plain colours. After the War, nylon shirts are also popular as they required little or no ironing.

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