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Like ballet flats, wide belts, and black opaque tights, the oversize cardigan (also called the boyfriend sweater) has segued from trend to staple. J.Crew, the Gap, and Steven Alan all have respectable versions, but Uniqlo’s cashmere version is the winner. The slouchy $159 cardigans will be back in the store this fall, in slightly oversize but still feminine proportions, and in at least ten (probably more, we’re told) colors.
Best Boyfriend Sweater
From the 2009 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).