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Does this even exist?? (Alternative to cardigan)

(23 Posts)
HoosierDaddy Sun 19-Nov-17 12:50:36

I wear cardis to work but feel slobby in them. Would love a more structured alternative, but not as stiff/formal as a blazer or suit jacket. Maybe hip length, soft material, with bit of shape, that will go with smart/casual work wear and jeans. And have enough "give" for typing etc. When I do wear proper suits for meetings, I end up taking off jacket as it feels restrictive.

Am I asking the impossible? I'd love any ideas of where to start looking.


Crumbs1 Sun 19-Nov-17 12:53:27

Jersey jacket?

MrsOverTheRoad Sun 19-Nov-17 12:58:23

You're looking for an unstructured blazer...or a woolen blazer. The one above is nice I think.

HoosierDaddy Sun 19-Nov-17 13:02:20

Crumbs that sounds like something I should have realised myself! 😶😂 I will have a google. Thank you!

Mrs Oh I like that! Yes, that kind of thing would be a good option, it's got more shape than my normal stuff.

NamasteNiki Sun 19-Nov-17 13:05:06

Would you be ok with bolero shaped ones or does it have to be a blazer shape?

HoosierDaddy Sun 19-Nov-17 13:20:44

Not set on blazer shape, as long as it isn't too short, I'd be happy with other shapes

crispinquent Sun 19-Nov-17 13:29:22

I have a whistles nubby jersey blazer not unlike this one

HoosierDaddy Sun 19-Nov-17 13:44:10

That's really nice crispinquent

manandbeast Sun 19-Nov-17 16:07:27

You are surely talking about a coatigan OP:;_ylt=A0WTTcgBrBFaXk8A8Nzw3olQ;_ylu=X3oDMTIyNzRvczZvBHNlYwNzcgRzbGsDaW1nBG9pZAM5ZjdkMmQ1NmViMTIwYTA5MWExMzNlODMzNzU4MmVjZARncG9zAzMEaXQDYmluZw--?.origin=&

manandbeast Sun 19-Nov-17 16:07:59

Oops sorry about long link am on phone & feeding baby !

Fekko Sun 19-Nov-17 16:09:12

I got some from Ralph Lauren - they are more formal than cardis but are thick knitted material and fitted like jackets.

HoosierDaddy Sun 19-Nov-17 16:10:00

That indeed is a delightful option man. A bit bulky maybe? But I want it anyway!

Fekko Sun 19-Nov-17 16:10:56

ColinsVeryJolly Sun 19-Nov-17 16:13:26$ja=tsid:19886%7Cprd:104504
Something like this?

HoosierDaddy Sun 19-Nov-17 16:18:28

Fekko bloody love that.
Colins also love that... pity they are so low in sizes.

Thanks everyone, really getting good ideas here. Appreciate it!

Lidlfix Sun 19-Nov-17 16:19:24

Uniqlo jersey blazer is my go to for work. I’m a secondary teacher so need to be smart (not business suit smart) and it feels like wearing a cardigan as the jersey is soft and they’re not lined.

New Look also if good for softer jacket shapes that wash and wear well.

Freshprincess Sun 19-Nov-17 16:24:35

I have a couple of coatigans from TK Maxx. My office is pretty chilly and I needed something smarter than a normal Cardi but warmer than a suit jacket.

mowglik Sun 19-Nov-17 16:50:34

Jersey blazer or cardigans like this

I have similar in black and taupe and they def look smarter than a cardigan

HoosierDaddy Sun 19-Nov-17 16:58:35

Thank you all! Did a bit of browsing, think I will hit the shops this week and try on some shapes/styles
I like shape of 1st one best I think, not sure about the pattern, but M&S is only 5 mins away so will nip down to try it on

hellybellyjellybean Sun 19-Nov-17 17:00:34

The boyfriend blazers in oasis sound like what you are after, smart but casual

CottonSock Sun 19-Nov-17 17:33:37

I got a biker jacket in river island in yellow. Goes great with black and soft and smart

QueenofLouisiana Sun 19-Nov-17 20:02:55

This jacket is my go-to at the moment. Smarter than a cardi, warm and cosy. Was great as a jacket outside in autumn, good for inside now. It works from jeans to dresses.

HoosierDaddy Sun 19-Nov-17 20:41:12

Ooh Queen that could be a winner. What is the sizing like? I think I have a cardigan surprise surprise from there in large

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