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Wool & The Gang

Written by Marcus Jaye

One of the most tactile and luxurious categories in menswear, knitwear is currently having a moment. Sitting in that sweet spot between casual and formal, it encompasses everything from knitted tees to chunky knits and will effortlessly take you from day into evening. 

Primark-AW19-Mens-New-Value  Merino wool £16

 

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Cotton crew neck £8

Nothing starts the new season better than a fresh-off-the-loom piece of knitwear. That new and silky feeling is one of the highlights of things turning cooler. 

 

We have a full selection to flatter every body type with on-trend styles and colours. A rich palette of browns and berry reds is accented with striking details and contrasting textures. Trust us to deliver in crewnecks, waffle knits and textured mélanges. Fine gauge Merino wool offers rich, saturated colours while plain cotton fabrications are perfect for multi-layering.

 

Contrasting colour blocking and sporting references include collegiate stripes and loopback details on the collars creating distinctive and original details. Knitwear should be the fulcrum of your cold weather wardrobe. Getting it right and finding out what suits you isn’t as difficult as it sounds.

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Textured melange jumper £10

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Textured jumper £10

This year’s new trend is about wearing something slightly larger and slouchy. This works better in a thicker knit with a T-shirt underneath.

 

As for fine knits, sizing is doubly important. Don’t go too fitted or too tight. Look for something that sits nicely on the shoulders yet adds an option for adding a layer, like a shirt or T-shirt, underneath. You want the knitwear to cling to the right places while hiding others. Maybe go up a size and try something looser. Fine knits are great for work, especially if you have to wear a suit, and want a thin layer underneath.

 

If your stomach isn’t washboard flat, then go for something thicker and more textured. This will be more flattering and you’ll feel less self-conscious.

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Textured jumper £10

Another major knitwear trend is layering knits. Think nothing of putting two pieces of knitwear together: a hoodie under a chunky knit or a thinner Merino under a turtle neck. Contrast colours or match for a fun male twin-set effect.

 

When it gets really cold use the lightweight knits as base layers and add a chunky knit or coat for that final layer. Add simple trousers and accessories to complete your look. Thanks to its flexibility and raft of styles, knitwear will be the best investment you make this year. From work to play, it’s as easy as an autumnal walk in the park.

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