This season’s collection of cardigans for men breaks free from preppy implications, instead offering a versatile range of colorful and creative iterations of the infamously conservative style. Traditional construction of the cardigan is turned on its head this season with styles that play with asymmetry, cropped hems, and an altogether reconstructed motif. Yet, even convention-adhering designs follow suit on the movement towards increasingly unconventional constructions, offering relaxed oversized styles alongside smartly-fitted cuts. Sportswear-infused stripes, colorblocked checks, and exuberant graphic patterns weave themselves throughout the collection by way of intricate jacquard or intarsia knits. The easy-going playfulness of this season’s collection of cardigans for men allows for reappropriation of its somewhat supercilious military history while also providing straightforward, classic designs that nod to the garment's more utilitarian function as a nonintrusive layering piece. The latest selection of men’s cardigans hints at a renewed interpretation of a ubiquitous style, establishing the garb as essential wear for all seasons.