Werther's Originals, war stories, TV shows about building sheds, grandads are proper great (minus the odd racist anecdote).
But the one thing we don't want to do is start dressing like them, and cardigans are a slippery slope into premature OAP styling.
Here are the coolest cardigans that won't make you look like you shout at kids to stop playing in front of your house.
You may have went to a northern polytechnic university, but with this striped preppy cardigan you'll look like you went to Harvard.
The brand that dressed this country's most iconic subcultures has created a classic everyday navy cardigan that can be worn to work and to the pub.
Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren
Look at that colour. This burning ember chunky knit cardigan is more autumnal than a pumpkin spice latte served in an Ugg boot.
The Idle Man
The kind of chunky fisherman cardigan Ernest Hemingway would wear while he was telling stories about hunting endangered animals in Africa and fish bait. His crack was awful, but his look was on point.
This slim fit cashmere cardigan gets a technical update with zip detailing, which can be layered under jackets or over waistcoats as the standout piece.
Is it a blazer? Is it a cardigan? Who knows, once again science has gone too far. We're going to do the millenial thing of combining words and call it a blardigan.
Camel is still a colour everyone is investing in this season, which is given a trend led revamp with a waffle texture.
Scotch & Soda
A longer length cardigan inspired by traditional Tibetan artwork, so you can look cultured even though your last holiday was to Disneyland Paris.
A grey cardigan is a wardrobe staple, but if you're looking to reinvent the archetypal style opt for one with a cable knit pattern.
Freezing your nips off on the way to the office? This pure merino wool cardigan is the perfect layering piece for those brisk mornings.
Polo Ralph Lauren
This premium shawl collar cardigan is knitted from sky blue and white cotton threads to give the effect of faded denim.
Get yourself into smoking tobacco pipes and wear this braided detail cardigan with some chinos and pretend your a philosophical professor.
A cardigan with a revere collar? Your knitwear game just got an unexpected smart boost with this ultra soft retro wool cardigan.