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Men’s Jumpers & Knitwear Guide: The Best 18 Mens Sweaters You Can Buy In 2020

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Monday, 12th October, 2020

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

Are you looking to find the best mens 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

H&M Jumpers For Men AW20

  • H&M Wool Jumper – £39.99 [here]
  • H&M Merino Wool Knit – £34.99 [here]
  • H&M Fine Knit Polo – £17.99 [here]

H&M have a large collection of knitwear, jumpers and sweaters at lots of price points. Their Premium Quality range is something you should look for, with 100% wool based knits for better quality.

I have picked out a premium wool jumper in grey, merino v-neck knit and fine knit polo.

Uniqlo

Uniqlo Knitwear And Jumpers For AW10

  • Uniqlo Extra Fine Merino Sweater – £29.90 [here]
  • Uniqlo Premium Lambswool Jumper In Purple – £29.90 [here]
  • Uniqlo Cashmere V-Neck In Grey – £89.90 [here]

Uniqlo have a large range of knitwear for Autumn and Winter this year. I’ve picked out a fine merino sweater, lambswool jumper and a cashmere v-neck.

With most wool options coming in at a reasonable £30, you can get an upgrade and go for a more luxurious cashmere knit.

Zara

Zara Sweaters & Jumpers For Autumn And Winter

  • Zara Relaxed Fit Sweater In Navy – £19.99 [here]
  • Zara Maroon Knit Jumper – £25.99 [here]
  • Zara Textured Cable Knit Sweater – £45.99 [here]

This season Zara has a large number of different jumpers with a big variety of styles. I’ve picked out a relaxed fit sweater, knitted jumper and textured cable knit sweater in cream.

Mango MAN

Mango MAN Jumpers And Knits For AW20

  • Mango Man Recycled Cashmere Sweater – £119.99 [here]
  • Mango MAN Wool Blend Hoodie – £69.99 [here]
  • Mango MAN Recycled Cashmere Blend Jumper – £59.99 [here]

Mango Man offering for this Autumn and Winter combines a range of materials and price points. There’s recycled fabrics along with pure wool for smart or casual outfit choices.

The cashmere sweater in grey looks cool with it’s striping, along with the cashmere blend at a better price point. One of my favourite pieces is the wool blend hoodie in brown. A great staple piece which works well in a casual setting this season.

Tommy Hilfiger

Tommy Hilfiger Jumpers And Sweatshirts For Autumn/Winter

  • Tommy Jeans Pima Cotton Cashmere Jumper – £90 [here]
  • Tommy Jeans Cotton Cashmere Zip Through Knit – £110 [here]
  • Tommy Hilfiger Silk Blend Jumper In Burgundy  – £90 [here]

I really like a lot of what Tommy Hilfiger has to offer this season. If you’re looking to wrap up warm and layer up, there’s so much to choose from. This is what I’ve picked out.

A pima cotton cashmere blend jumper, a zip up knit and a silk blend jumper. There’s a range of colours which is always good, burgundy being a good colour for this season.

The one piece I am excited to see is the zip through. This can be worn zipped up or open with your layers, which makes it a great all season piece.

Gant

Gant Knitwear And Jumpers For Autumn And Winter

  • Gant Super Fine Lambswool Crew Neck Jumper – £110 [here]
  • Gant Cotton Cable Knit Jumper – £110 [here]
  • Gant Multi Stripe Cotton Piqué Jumper – £100 [here]

One of my favourite premium high street brands to go for when looking at knitwear is Gant. There is always a large selection of knitwear available for every occasion. From the smartest plain solid knits, to something more casual perfect for the weekend.

Their super fine lambswool crew neck knits are always good to have every year. There’s a lot of colours to pick from, I’ve selected grey here.

I love a cable knit, and they’ve got a cotton jumper of this style too. Finally I’ve picked out a stripe jumper which I think looks incredible.

What material are jumpers made from?

Typically jumpers are made from wool or man made materials and mixes such as acrylic and polyester blends. 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

Lambswool – 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.

Cashmere – 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

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

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-Neck

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.

Verdict

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

About Michael

Michael Adams is the founder and editor of Michael 84, blogger and T-shirt designer 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