About Elbow Patch Cardigans
In modern times, brainpower is sexy, and you can look the part of a retro professor by adding elbow patch cardigans to your wardrobe. These classic sweaters come in the form of button-up or open-front cardigans with a patch on each elbow. The patches are typically leather or suede in a color that contrasts with the color of the sweater. The large inventory on eBay includes both women's and men's elbow patch cardigans. The differences between the two categories are sometimes very subtle, with both women's and men's styles featuring classic knit materials, but some women's styles feature handkerchief hemlines, brighter colors, and other embellishments such as sequins, embroidered patterns, or beads. Solid classic colors are generally the top choices for men, but women often prefer elbow patch cardigans in printed knits with stripes, polka dots, plaids, and other patterns. Elbow patches on some cardigans are fun and festive, such as reindeer or Christmas trees stitched onto the patches on winter holiday sweaters. Elbow patches also come in interesting shapes like stars, diamonds, and hearts to help you create additional visual appeal.