Style by Claire Lopez

Menswear Monthly: Knitwear Special

After a few months of neglecting the men folk, I am kicking off the autumn season with a knitwear focus to spruce up your casual wardrobe. There are a couple of rules to follow which will take your weekend attire from ‘meh’ to much more interesting: texture and detail. I give you the zipped cardigan or sweater.

Now this may sound pretty dull and a have a whiff of your grandpa about it but there is nothing old-fashioned about these. And with options to suit every budget, it’s time to swap the hoodies of your 20s and boring sweaters of your 30s and 4os for something more interesting:

Zipped Cardigan £24.99 H&M

Forget your Grandad because these zipped cardigans strike the perfect casual balance – a grown up hoodie, a much cooler alternative to the Superdry zip up (you’ve all been there but now it’s time to move on and upgrade). This comes in light grey marl, this dark grey and a navy.

Zipped Cardigan with Leather Trim £59.95 Massimo Dutti

This comes in black, navy and dark grey marl.

Zipped Cotton Cardigan £59.95 Massimo Dutti

Once you have your navy/black/grey covered then it is time to go beyond the basics and look at a bit of colour. This maroon is the perfect addition to any autumn wardrobe. The bottle green colour is also a nice option.

Spied Zip Up Funnel Neck Jumper £119 Ted Baker

Technically this is not a jumper at all but hey ho. This is a slightly sportier number which mixes a textured knit with jersey sleeves and the khaki is another great colour which will work with black and blue denim alike.

Jaxson Ribbed Knit Zip Through £125 Reiss

I love the dark green here but it is also available in black.

Rouget Zipped Cardigan £149 Ted Baker

This is a wardrobe staple, a total classic that you will be wearing for seasons to come. The chunky knit is lovely, as are the pockets. It also comes in Tall


Newport Half Zip Funnel Neck Jumper £119 Ted Baker

Now if you don’t like the full zip, then you can go for a style like this. This one comes in khaki, navy, oatmeal and a bright orange. If you’re a roll neck kind of guy then you can certainly layer this on top or just go for a short/long sleeved t-shirt.

Blackhall Merino Wool Zip Neck Jumper £95 Reiss

This is a smarter option as it is a fine knit but nonetheless the zip neck makes it a much better option than a plain crew necked sweater. This comes in a plethora of colours from a gorgeous Bordeaux to camel and with all your staple basics in between.

Campbell Wool Blend Zip Neck Jumper £115 Reiss

Another textured option here which only comes in this dark green colour.

Noel Chevron Patterned Zip Neck Jumper £115 Reiss

I like this lighter colour as a nice alternative to all the darkness of the winter months.

So chaps, now is the time to invest in some new knitwear for the autumn and winter ahead.

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