Words by Keanu Adorable

We’re right in the middle of the winter season, and it hasn’t been forgiving. Keeping warm is our priority but this doesn’t mean we should sacrifice our style (you don’t really need to put on that sweater you got from aunt Julie during Christmas). But no worries, we have sorted you out in the knitwear department, ranging from high street to high end, it’s time you invest properly in some quality knitwear pieces for, what look so like, the long harsh winter months.

KNITWEAR PIECE 1: JIGSAW – Mock Neck Cocoon Jumper

Made from a chunky lambswool blend in a mouliné slate blue, this jumper by Jigsaw features that statement mock neck. Further styling details include raglan sleeves and deep ribbed cuffs and hem, giving you maximum comfort and coverage – perfect knitwear piece for those cold mornings/evenings.

KNITWEAR PIECE 2: FOLK- Wool Blended Sweater

This Folk sweater is knitted from a soft wool-blend in warm shades and is an exclusive at Mr. Porter. The crew neck is lightly padded to provide extra warmth where you need it most, which is often if you’re in the northern hemisphere these upcoming months.

KNITWEAR PIECE 3: KENT AND CURWEN – Vintage Cable Knit Sweater

With the feel of a favourite vintage piece, this textured knit by our emerging favourite brand Kent And Curwen has been carefully stonewashed and finished with deliberate aged and used detailing. You can pair this piece with a tonal peg leg trouser for a strong winter look for casual or smart wear.

KNITWEAR PIECE 4: COS – Cable-Knit Jumper

This jumper from COS is made from a chunky, heavyweight cotton blend with a mix of half-cardigan and wide cable stitches for detail. A relaxed fit, that is completed with a rounded neck and ribbed edges. A perfect piece for your winter wardrobe.

KNITWEAR PIECE 5: CRAIG GREEN – Cutout Merino Wool-Blend Bouclé Sweater

Awar winning designer Craig Green’s fisherman-inspired sweater is rib-knitted from merino wool-blend in a bouclé effect that’s both soft and substantial – perfect for this season. It has an embroidered cutout on the back, underneath the label’s signature tassel detail. Try teaming this piece with chinos and sneakers for a laid-back and casual fit.

KNITWEAR PIECE 6: OLIVER SPENCER – Talbot Roll Neck Beech Grey

Made from 100% extra fine merino wool, the Talbot Roll Neck is a perfect winter layer. It can be worn over a t-shirt for a more casual look on warmer days or alone under a short jacket for a smarter look. It also features slightly longer sleeve allowing your thumb through the subtle hole in the cuff to keep your hands extra warm.

 

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