Monday, 8 December 2014

Menswear Monday

The temperatures are dropping and Christmas shopping is well underway for most, so this week I thought I'd find you the best winter jumpers around at the moment. If you're looking for a gift, or just looking for yourself, then this will hopefully give you a bit of browsing inspiration.

This maroon shade is very on trend right now, and the darkness blends well with the disappointing lack of sunlight. A jacquard knit with navy under-running gives a nice texture to this Gant Rugger jumper (£115), making it less boring than going for something plain. The navy trims are a nice touch, making it adaptable to a greater range of colours. The round neck is ideal for a wearing a patterned shirt underneath, with plenty of room for the collar to seamlessly show.

Marc Jacobs is well-known for his edgy designs, and this jumper from his Marc line (£240) does not disappoint. The juxtaposition of the black against the vibrant blue on the arms, and the more subtle white/grey striping on the body make for a very attention-grabbing garment. Plain jeans are all that's needed with this, just let the jumper do all the talking.

This wool sweater from Tomas Maier (£340) is 100% wool and, teamed with the high crew neck, makes it very cosy to wear. Button detailing on the shoulder changes up the plain grey fabric and is appealing to the eye, keeping it a quite fresh and young look. It can be worn casual with baggy dark blue denim, or smartened up with black skinny trousers and leather shoes.

This neck style is very popular and looks best with a plain crew neck t-shirt worn underneath. This offering from Haider Ackermann (£655) is a casual look, pairing well with dark blue denim and sneakers. The wider ribbed sleeves and end contrast well with the finer knit of the main body, adding a small variety to the texture. I think you'd be very cosy in this going for a winter walk.

I would say I've said the best until last with this awesome jumper from Alfred Dunhill, although it's admittedly rather pricey at £495. The gorgeous mustard colour is very eye-catching and so appropriate for the darker winter months. The roll-neck style is very retro and the roll-up sleeves give the jumper a youthful feel. The thick wool is soft to touch and you'll be so warm in this, even without anything underneath. The autumnal shade goes equally well with blues and browns as it does with black.

Cable knit is one of the easiest styles to wear - you can rarely go wrong with it. Charcoal grey is a very wintery shade, a pair of blue skinny jeans would brighten up this River Island (£35) offering a little.

Fairisle is a typical winter pattern, and the deep red shade matches well. The model in the photo has gone for dark blue denim, which I would say is most appropriate, although a black skinny jean and smart leather boots would also work well nicely. It's quite a casual style so you should wear it as such.

Topman are always reliable for classic styles with a twist, and this light grey cable knit (£34) is no exception. Although, take care what you eat when you're wearing this - mulled wine is not so easy to get out!

You can never go wrong with black, with this Jack and Jones jumper (£50) proving just that. The thick roll neck is great for battling against the arctic winds, and the ribbing on the bottom changes up the texture subtly.

Urban Outfitters is a favourite of mine, with their strong variety of brands offering up unique pieces. This textured jumper from Shore Leave (£49) in mixed shades of purple-red is a bit different from the usual knit crew neck. I personally think this looks best with black skinny trousers and ankle boots, although you can work it just as well in blue denim and sneakers. 

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