Fully Fashioned. These cardigans from Paul Fredrick are fully fashioned. This means that these cardigans for men are knitted as a whole instead of just knitting pieces together. Knitting cardigans as a whole will result in a product that will holds its shape longer and has a better fit.
Ribbed Bottom. The point of having a ribbed bottom is to retain the shape of the cardigan as if it was brand spanking new. Ribbed stitching gives more elasticity, giving a more fitted look. Ribbed stitching also makes the cardigan more durable and the shape will not stretch its shape after a couple of wears.
Ban the bulk. Even the heaviest modern cardigans are no match for their time-honored counterparts. If you want a cardigan with slightly more mass, avoid heavy wool and try cotton instead – you’ll get the thickness without the bulk.