When the temperature drops and you feel the need to wrap up with something comfortable and stylish, knitwear offers a considerable warmth layer for any man. From classic crew neck jumpers to alternative hybrid knits the options are endless. Whether you prefer soft fine gauge knits or chunky cable knits, our selection of super snug layers, is sure to entice and enrich your winter wardrobe.
From the seas to the streets the cable knit jumper has been a staple knit for over 120 years. Its distinctive raised pattern bears a resemblance to twisted rope or braids that not only enhances its decorative potential but improves the thickness and warmth of the garment. Also known as Aran jumpers, from its origin in the Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland, this chunky, rugged and undeniably casual knitwear option is richly textured with tactical designs that are as eye-catching as they are flattering. With classic options from Pretty Green and Polo Ralph Lauren this season you’re sure to find a premium piece that piques your interest.
With ties to the US Navy, the classic crew neck has been around since 1913. Reinterpreted throughout the years, prevailing into the 21st century making it an indisputable timeless classic and the easiest winter jumper choice you can make. The highly versatile neckline can be worn with just about anything whether you’re dressing up or down. This season Norse Projects have gotten the memo and produced some traditional crew neck jumpers in a range of merino and lambs wool infused with their minimalist scandi style perfect for the colder months. Whilst BOSS offers the principle of luxury with classic fine knit options in cosy cotton and cashmere perfect for enhancing your style.
Ever evolving from its sportswear role, the quarter zip or half zip has made its way onto knits, the quarter zip jumper is a trend driven must have piece of knitwear that transforms function to fashion. This versatile transitional staple piece allows for easy layering and offers the option of keeping the chill out with the zip-up or cooling down with the zip-down, providing a stylish yet cosy look. Nail the smart casual dress code with PS Paul Smith’s selection of organic cotton half zip jumpers or opt for utilitarian style with MA.Strum for an innovative take.
Dating back to the 1800’s the Cardigan takes it name from the 7th Earl of Cardigan, James Thomas Brudenell. Originally sleeveless the cardigan has evolved from its “sweater vest” appearance to a versatile range of long sleeved knits bearing v-necks, round necks, button closures and zippers. Ever popular throughout the years the cardigan not only provides warmth but timeless appeal for any stylish gentleman. A classic cardigan option from Wood Wood is sure to add a touch of varsity-inspired prep to your wardrobe.
With technology at the forefront of fashion, the hybrid knit was developed by fusing together unusual materials and equally interesting knits to create a new layer player for the modern man. An ingenious amalgamation that offers warmth and striking style, this knit is a contemporary winter staple. Rooted in innovation its no wonder Belstaff’s selection of hybrid jumper and cardigans are unmatched in commanding attention that exudes motto-inspired asthetics. Whilst Barbour Gold Standard’s innovative hooded zip cardigan offers premium styling with baffle quilted panels providing optimum warmth.
Born out of utility, dating back to the 15th century the roll neck readily referred to as a ‘turtleneck’ has become a bona fide wardrobe staple. Characterised by its high, close-fitting neck which is worn folded over perfect to fight the chill. The underrated and humble roll neck jumper provides effortless retro-inspired style to your looks, smart or casual. And Fred Perry’s knitwear options this season offer recreations of iconic 70’s designs in chunky lambswool and refined merino options for a smarter touch, all sure to wrap you in premium warmth and style.
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