A cardigan is a type of machine or hand-knitted sweater that ties, buttons or zips down the front; by contrast, a pullover does not open in front but must be “pulled over” the head to be worn. The cardigan was named after James Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan, a British military commander, following his service in the Crimean War (Source). Over the past few years, cardigans became very popular for men; especially in the music industry. I came up with a list of 8 rappers and 1 blogger wearing a cardigan. Peep my list and vote who rocked it best below:
YMCMB rapper Tyga was spotted wearing a $475 BBC Leather Patch Shooting Zip Cardigan at the 10th annual BMI Urban Awards in Los Angeles, CA. Tyga was also wearing a New York Mets snapback cap, along with a pair of matching Converse sneakers. Tyga’s new album Careless World will be out this Fall.
The talented Chris Brown was spotted getting out of a Maybach in NYC. He was on his way to Good Morning America. Breezy was wearing a $415 BBC Heavyweight Wool Cardigan. This Fall Breezy will headline his “F.A.M.E.” tour with Tyga, Kelly Rowland and T-Pain.
Harlem’s rapper Vado was seen wearing a $198 Rugby Ralph Lauren wool striped toggle cardigan in Young Dro’s video “Polo.” On October 5, Cam’ron and Vado will be releasing their new mixtape Bosses Of All Bosses 3 via eOne/Koch. This is the third installment to their “Boss of all Bosses” sequel.
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Last year, Def Jam rapper Fabolous was out in NYC at his label mate Young Jeezy birthday party. Loso was wearing a Rich Yung Cardigan sweater in red with a black/white trim. Loso new album, Loso’s Way 2: Rise To Power will be in stores and online this September.
Nelly was spotted at Weekly Hot Hollywood “Stars Who Care”event in LA. He wore a leather paneled front button cardigan, dark denim jeans, a $420 Louis Vuitton belt and a pair of $990 Louis Vuitton Discovery Ankle Boots.
Grand Hustle/Atlantic rapper T.I., who is scheduled to come home from prison this month was spotted at Trey Songz’s Passion, Pain, and Pleasure album release party in Atlanta, Ga. Tip was seen wearing a $140 Brooklyn Circus “Big B” cardigan in charcoal grey.
T.I.’s protege Young Dro was spotted performing in Altanta. During Dro performance, he worn a $385 Polo Ralph Lauren Olympic Games shawl cardigan; with the matching $165 fleece pants. Dro is in the studio working on his new album P.O.L.O (Players Only Live Once).
YMCMB rapper Drake was spotted at the 2009 BET Award. Drizzy was wearing a Comme des Gracon Play cardigan along with a pair of Red Wings Work Chukka Boots. Drake’s new album Take Care will be out this Fall.
Your truly Don Bleek was spotted on the stoop in New Jersey in a grey $120 Blac Label cardigan, with a pair of silver and black denim jeans. I forgot the name and price of those jeans. I had on a pair of $220 Ugg boots as well.
Young Dro picture via Freddy O