When British Army Major General James Brudenell, the 7th Earl of Cardigan, led his men into battle during the Crimean war, I doubt he envisaged a garment bearing his name worn by every man from the age of five to 95. 

The cardigan has come a long way since the 1850’s it's managed to surpass the term ‘trend’ and enter the wonderful world of the ‘staple’, becoming an essential part of every man’s wardrobe. A go to piece for  winter and summer wardrobes it transcends not only the seasons but the boundaries of both smart and casual. This dual ethos means the cardigan can be worn with a suit and tie but can look just as stylish worn with either a smart polo shirt or a plain t-shirt.