Today I wanted to share a quick review on a really nice Helmut Lang cardigan I recently came across. I’ve been on the hunt for a great black cashmere boyfriend cardigan, and though this number didn’t quite fit that particular bill, I was enamored enough in person to bring it home anyway. I’ve had great experiences with my few items from Helmut Lang (reviews here), and found this cardigan to be quite a versatile piece as well! First, here it is, in gray, on a lovely model.
And then, as things sadly never look the same on me as they do on models, the cardigan on yours truly.
As you can see below, the cardigan drapes very nicely, and is longer in the front than back. This is probably how I would wear it most – open and draped over a tank/tee. On the left, if you look closely near my elbow, you can see a metal hook – that’s to clasp the cardigan across the neck (which you’ll see further down).
The cardigan comes with a soft adjustable leather belt – I think goat skin. It ties very easily in front or in a knot in the back when wearing the cardigan open.
And a few other ways to wear the sweater. As I mentioned earlier, this particular cardigan actually comes with a little “hook” at the neck so you can pin it up as I’ve done on the left – I thought this was a very cool look. It was my husband’s favorite way to wear it, though he also said it looked like a Jedi tunic (I’m not a major Star Wars watcher….) when I wore this! I also like the open belted look on the right – really helps to pull an outfit “together”, especially if you’re just wearing plain, simple clothing as I tend to do.
Overall, I would recommend this Helmut Lang cardigan, especially if you’re looking for an every day black cardigan with a bit of “special”. I thought it was super versatile, easy to wear, and a lovely comfortable fabric (wool, with some stretch). One caveat I’d mention is that the sleeves are quite tight and long – very similar to other Helmut Lang pieces and also reminiscent of the sizing of Rick Owens items I’ve tried. I liked the look with sleeves folded and/or pushed up, but just something to keep in mind!