This original article was first published here: Winter Knitwear For Men – Style Guide
If there is one thing I adore on men it’s knitwear. If it’s worn well, gentlemen I will warn you, I will wrestle you to the ground and give you a big warm hug. Whilst browsing it occurred to me the do’s and don’ts of knitwear. Why most men seemed to steer away from it, in which I would encourage any man left standing to get your body into knitwear this winter.
Wool Lasts A Life Time
For me, the cardigan, jumper/sweater, and chunky scarf are a must-have. Even when it comes to wool gloves. Wool is a fabric that lasts a lifetime and can be worn at any age. It’s a robust textile that never dates and serves the purpose of staying warm in winter and being cool in summer.
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The Rise Of The Knitwear
You have to be wise about the certain types of knitwear you go for. Different knitwear styles are for different body types for men. The idea is simple. If you’re in the larger size then go for knitwear that refines your body. Not chunky knots.
Don’t be afraid of different patterns in your sweater either and opt for earthy colours like green below.
Knitwear can go with any denim or fabrics it’s so easy to wear.
It makes you look bigger and highlights everything that no one wants to see let alone finds that appealing. Also go for black, navy, burgundy, or dark browns. They are always slimming on a guy. Also, look out for the way the knitwear is going across your body. Diagonal knots are more slimming.
Wool and Knitwear Is Timeless
The images below are from 2013. Do they not look fabulous and can be worn in 2021?
Cable knit is a stunning way to look smart as day wear.
Any man should be embracing these. The collar and colour are incredibly sexy for me. They are warm and perfect for those cold winter days. Nice trench coat over the top and you are sorted.
The chunky collar is a smart and youthful way to wear knitwear with trainers.
Mix and match knitwear with leather. It’s a nice contrast and zip-up cardigans are always perfect for layering and for indoors. That’s the annoying thing about winter is that once you step indoors you can end up having a sheep hanging over your arm because you are too hot.
knitwear’s wool can be worn in summer as wool is cool during summer as a fabric.
These knitwear types are perfect for those warmer winter days.
T-shirt Under Your Knitwear
Team your knitwear especially with cardigans with a nice simple t-shirt underneath. especially I find with the cheaper labels it can be nasty on bare skin. Invest in wool and cashmere wools they feel amazing and last long. They are timeless pieces.
Longer cardigan knitwear is always flattering. They look great with shirts. They are easy to take off and on and a good layering wardrobe.
If all fails and knitwear is not your thing. Then there is nothing more appealing on a man when he is wearing a chunky knitted scarf. For inspirational modern knitwear cuts and why you should love wool here are brilliant articles on wool and cashmere.
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