Words by Keanu Adorable

Even though most of us are basking in the sunlight this summer, the autumn leaves and winter breeze is just around the corner, and it’s time of that year again to start layering up to battle the ruthless weather – which is a perfect excuse to go treat yourself to acquire new garments. Why not upgrade your current wardrobe with a brand new sweater?  but not just any sweater, tennis sweaters.

Here at Clothes Make The Man, we love it when preppy menswear classics get a modern twist with its silhouette. These items lose its blandness, and sometimes outdated roots which give the wearer an updated yet smart look, thanks to their face-framing and shoulder-broadening diagonal collar stripes. These bold V-neck knits look just as good over jeans and a tee as they do when layered with your favourite suit or slim chinos. Even if you don’t play tennis, you can still feel like Roger Federer no matter how bad your backhand is. Here are our top 6 picks for you to check out.

Orley Wide Trim V-Neck

Gucci Webbing-Trimmed Wool Sweater

Wimbledon Ralph Lauren V-Neck Sweatshirt

Wimbledon Ralph Lauren Sweater

Dries Van Noten Contrast-Tipped Merino Wool Sweater

Dries Van Noten Sweater

 

IMG_1788Whether it be on the international catwalks for the menswear Autumn/Winter shows to well turned out celebrities such as Michael Fassbender or Mr Saturday Night himself Dermot O’Leary. The roll neck knit is no longer the preserve of the 1970’s or the knitwear of choice for Bond villains. The roll neck, polo neck, whatever you wanna call it, is back and back with a bang and looks equally as good as an alternative to a shirt when worn with a suit or just plain and simple with jeans when your wanting to keep the cold out. So we bring you six of the best currently on the market at this very precise moment.

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This knit just looks warm and cosy in wonderfully warming oatmeal by none other then PS by Paul Smith at MRPORTER.com

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Classic Marl goes with everything and from the Genius of British Knitwear himself John Smedley

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Out to impress you can’t fail to do so in this little number from Gucci. Only problem is make sure your better half doesn’t take too much of a shine to it

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It’s unbelievably how this brand manages to balance price and quality and still make a profit !!! Yet they do and this example is testament to the guys at Uniqlo

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Stand out from the crowd for all the right reasons in this cobalt  out of the blue from can you believe it Burton

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Classic Navy what more could you ask for and from knitwear specialists Johnstons of Elgin