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Men’s Jumpers & Knitwear Guide: The Best Mens Sweaters You Can Buy In 2023

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Friday, 24th November, 2023

The Best Men's Jumpers And Knitwear This Season - A Style Guide

Are you looking to find the best men’s jumper for wrapping up this season?

You’re in the right place. Sweater season has finally begun, and it’s time to add some knitwear into your daily outfits.

The cold is not something I like, but the best part of Autumn and Winter fashion is the choice of clothing.

When it comes to layering up, there’s so many options. From crew neck sweaters to roll necks and everything in-between.

Here’s some tips on what to look for when you’re shopping for your jumpers and knits this year. From high street fashion to designer labels, there’s something for you.

The Best Jumpers For Men


H&M Cable Knit Jumper For Autumn & Winter

This year H&M have a wide range of different jumpers and sweaters that cover price points for everyone. I have spotted this cable knit jumper which really hits the mark.

When it comes to cable knit, I really love this style, and this cream coloured one comes from the premium range from the brand, made from a wool cotton blend.

Get it for £64.99 at H&M here


Uniqlo Jumper for autumn/winter

When it comes to cheap jumpers that are also good quality, Uniqlo is a menswear brand you can shop at. I’ve got a few different clothes from the brand including a roll neck, and all my clothes have been a good fit and good quality.

This jumper I have picked out is 100% premium lambswool. It’s a thicker material than merino, and a good choice when you want 100% wool at an affordable price.

Uniqlo always have some great pieces available when it comes to fashion basics. This year is no different, with plenty of great colours of knitwear to choose from this season.

Get this for £34.95 here.


Zara Sand colour merino wool jumper

This season Zara has plenty of menswear jumpers from a range of different price points made of all kinds of wools and other materials.

I love a light colour knit, and this sand colour from Zara is really nice. It comes in a 100% merino wool composition, which is going to be very soft and a pleasure to wear.

This comes in at £69.99 and you can pick it up at Zara here.

Mango MAN

Mango Man Brown Braided Jumper

One of my go to menswear brands for when I want some good quality high street fashion is Mango Man. I have bought so much over the years from the brand and have never been disappointed.

This season they have a whole host of knitwear, sweaters and jumpers, but this one stands out for me.

A braided knit jumper from Mango Man in this brown colour looks so good and stylish. The earthy tones make it perfect for autumn and winter, and can be paired with so many different clothes.

I’ve had jumpers in the past with this texture, but not many, and seeing this makes me want it.

You can get it for £59.99 here.

Tommy Hilfiger

Tommy Hilfiger Stripe Jumper

Tommy Hilfiger have a lot of quality knitwear ready for this menswear season. The brand is synonymous with it’s red white and blue colours, so for this jumper, I have picked out something which represents that.

The sweater is navy, but comes with a red and white stripe all the way across the top in a horizontal orientation. Using 3 colours can be dangerous, but this looks really tasteful and is a fantastic jumper for the season.

Made from 100% cotton, you can get it for £130 at Tommy Hilfiger here.


Gant navy sweater for autumn/winter

When it comes to premium high street brands, I am no stranger to Gant for knitwear. I have bought a lot of jumpers from them in the past, from round neck to V-neck, they have a lot of styles for men.

This is a classic plain navy sweater that will never go out of style and last for years. The ribbed cotton and wool crew neck comes in at £125 and can be bought at Gant here.

POLO Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren POLO Wool Jumper

When it comes to menswear brands to check out for jumpers in autumn and winter, POLO from Ralph Lauren is definitely one of them.

I’ve picked out this slim fit wool jumper that you should consider. It comes in a range of colours, I’ve selected black, a colour which goes with everything.

It’s a slim fit and plain style so makes a great choice for a smart casual outfit. If you want to show off a bit of the brand there is the iconic Polo logo to the front chest area.

Get this at Ralph Lauren for £189 here.

John Lewis Cashmere Jumper

John Lewis Cashmere Jumper

When it comes to something warm, stylish, premium but at a good price point, this cashmere jumper from John Lewis is ticking all the boxes. Made in Italy, it’s available in a range of colours.

I think that cashmere is worth the investment and so getting this jumper will keep you warm this winter and for many more to come.

Priced at £110, it can be bought here.

What Material Are Jumpers Made From?

A good quality jumper will be made from natural fibres. Generally this is wool, with merino wool, lambswool and cashmere being good choices of wool for high quality sweaters and jumpers.

Man made materials and mixes such as acrylic and polyester blends are also used for jumpers, usually at the more affordable end of the price range. There are also blends, when more than one material is used. An example could be a wool blend jumper, which could consist of a wool and cotton mix of fabric.

There’s different types of wool, including merino, lambswool and cashmere which are of varying qualities. If you want a quality sweater or jumper, 100% wool is the best material.

When you think of knits and jumpers you probably think of wool, but not all are pure wool. Some at the cheaper end are a blend of wool and other materials, including cotton, the mix of the fabrics can even be only 5% wool.

Typically, it’s a better option to go for wool, they are usually better quality and usually cost a little more, depending on the brand you go for. But there are different types of wool too.

The reason why there are different wools is because they are from different sheep (or other animals). Wool jumpers are not for everyone, but they’re a really good thing to have in your wardrobe.

The other option for layering would be sweatshirts. These are usually 100% cotton, and you can find out more in my sweatshirt guide for this seasons best.

Is A Cashmere Sweater Worth The Price


It’s the wool from a lamb, typically any lamb, and is commonly the first shearing of the lamb. It’s fine and soft.

Merino Wool

Is always from a Merino Sheep, and is usually thinner and cooler than other wools. It’s usually better quality than lambswool, but since it can be more fine if you wear a shirt under your Marino knit it may show through.


From the cashmere goat, it’s probably the best wool which you’ll come across when buying. It’s really soft and high quality, and is usually expensive, especially if you’re buying from a high end brand. If you’d like to know more, check out my cashmere guide.

Cashmere Blends

A lot of fashion brands sell “cashmere blends” and other forms of blends. This means that it will contain some cashmere, but you should check the label with regards to how much cashmere.

A lot of fashion brands do this because most people associate cashmere with quality, so even if there is only 2% cashmere they can say it’s a cashmere blend. Always go for the real deal if you actually want cashmere.

Wearnig Knitwear And Jumpers

Types Of Knits

Fine Knit

These are very soft, plain styles of knits which many jumpers use

Cable Knit

Knitted using a Cable stitch, these types of sweaters have thick, cable knitted patterns


The jumper has a ribbed texture, which is usually vertical but can also be horizontal or patterned.

Jumper Necklines: V-Neck, Crew Neck & Roll Neck

The two main necklines are V-neck and Crew neck, also called round neck collar. They are both self explanatory to what they actually are, but when would you wear each one, and what with?


V-Necks expose your under layer, so a shirt is required for this look. When choosing your V-Neck sweater, make sure you own a shirt, or buy a shirt which compliments the colour of the sweater you have.

You’ll have multiple layers on your upper body (shirt, knit, jacket/coat). Make sure they compliment each other well to create a good look which works for the occasion.

Wearing a V-Neck without anything under, especially in the colder months is not so stylish and should be avoided.

Crew Neck

Round neck collar knits are slightly more versatile. They cover your whole neck there is not a need to layer if you don’t feel the need.

Having said that, there is still plenty room to layer. Wearing a shirt under with the collar exposed will maintain the layered look, make sure you choose colours which compliment each other well.

Roll Neck

Also known as turtle neck and polo neck, Roll neck jumpers are one of those things that you either love or hate.

I was never a fan of them originally, but I got myself a couple and have never looked back.

It’s definitely worth having at least one of these in your wardrobe, it will give yourself a fresh new look and make a statement.

Wearing A Roll Neck Sweater

Colours & Patterns

For this season there is no set rules for colour.

You can create a more monotone and minimal style by choosing black, greys and dark blues, which will work well in both a casual and more formal situation.

You can brighten up your look by adding colour. A brighter blue, red, green, brown and even purples can work perfectly well and will add a bit of colour to your look.

Patterns and prints can also be quite smart, as long they are not loud, and are quite minimal in the colour palette.


And there you have it, the best jumpers, sweaters and knitwear for this Autumn and Winter!

Hopefully these will keep you warm as well as looking stylish this season. They come to life with layering your other clothing with these, it’s just a matter of which style fits your personal brand. Once you identify that, you’ll look the part.

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Michael Adams

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Michael Adams is the founder and editor of Michael 84, blogger from Newcastle, UK. Sharing men's fashion tips, style advice and lifestyle information for all guys.

  1. Jamie Said,

    I really liked the blue knitwear from Hugo Boss. I used to have a similar one from another brand back in school.

    posted on Friday 21st October, 2016 at 6:18
  2. Michael Said,

    Yeah that looks very nice 🙂

    posted on Friday 21st October, 2016 at 14:08