Men's knitwear can be dull. And with terms 'waffle knit', 'tight-knit' and 'cable knit' thrown around alongside 'lightweight', 'midweight' and 'heavyweight', it can sometimes seem like a minefield trying to work out exactly what you're after.
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But, you're in luck. As a stylist I've worked with some of the UK's favourite male celebs and TV personalities and have picked up a thing or two when it comes to spotting great menswear knits.
So, whether you're after an everyday black jumper or more of a colourful statement piece, take a look at my picks below of the best men's jumpers and cardigans to buy right now.
And remember, if in doubt, a great pair of blue jeans and a chunky boot will work with almost every knitwear option out there.
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M&S Cashmere Roll Neck Jumper
M&S Cashmere Roll Neck Jumper, £109, Marks & Spencer
A classic roll neck works as the basis for so many winter outfits. From basic denim to black trousers and cargo pants, or even under a suit for a more polished look, don't underestimate the versatility of this knitwear staple.
This cashmere M&S option elevates even the simplest outfit, and, made from cashmere, I'm struggling to find a fault with this piece. To get more wear out of it, even when the weather heats up, I'd recommend pairing with straight cut white jeans and trainers for an effortless spring look.
H&M Zipped Cardigan
Zipped cardigan, £24.99, H&M
Whether it's not quite cold enough outside for a coat, or so cold you're after an extra layer underneath, this zip-up cardigan from H&M is a great option. The brand pair it with an all cream look, but thanks to the versatility of its colour, really anything will work with this.
ASOS cricket jumper
ASOS Design fisherman rib cricket jumper in light blue, £32, ASOS
Reminiscent of boarding schools and royals there are few things more British in our wardrobes than a classic cricket jumper. And while we may not have all gone to Eton or pulled on our crisp white kits every weekend, we can all add this style staple to our closets.
This baby blue version is a great twist on the original, keep it clean with white trainers and loose fit trousers.
AllSaints Mode Merino Open Cardigan
Merino Open Cardigan, £71, AllSaints
Cardigans are in, and everyone from David Beckham and Zac Efron to Ryan Reynolds and Ryan Gosling are already on this trend.
This ribbed choice from AllSaints is great for extra texture and the neutral navy colour pairs easily with most wardrobes. Team with a simple tee and cargo pants or blue denim with chelsea boots for a more preppy look.
Finisterre Chunky Knit Jumper
Aran Style Jumper, £135, Finisterre
Aran jumpers traditionally come from the Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland. Quickly growing in popularity the knitwear style has made it into our everyday winter wardrobe staples, and this pick is a great example.
Made from 100% wool it promises to keep you warm on cooler days taking you from pub to park to winter walk with no problem. Pair with jeans and a solid pair of brown boots for everyday wear.
Seasalt Cornwall Lambswool Sweater
Lambswool Blend Sweater, £89.95, Seasalt Cornwall
The majority of men's knitwear is black, grey or navy, and that's pretty sad. Jumpers are a great way to add a pop of colour to your outfit without much thought, and it doesn't get much better than this Seasalt Cornwall option.
The bright orange colour makes it quite the standout piece, but the beauty of orange is that it works with so many other colours. Try a pair of brown cords and brown brogues for a vintage feel.
Paul James striped Breton jumper
Paul James crew neck jumper, £55, Wolf + Badger
You can't beat a navy and white striped knit, especially for a trip to the pub at the weekend. This knit will be the ideal transitional piece in your wardrobe.
YMC Suedehead striped wool sweater
YMC Suedehead striped wool sweater, £168, Liberty
Granted, this one isn't for everyone. It's bold, but that's what makes it so great. Made from pure lambswool this mid-weight knit will see you through all seasons with ease. Pair with white jeans and white low-top trainers and you'll have a stylist approved outfit in minutes.
Superdry Zip-neck Sweater
Zip-neck Sweater in Merino, £59.99, Superdry
Few things are an absolute essential when it comes to fashion, but a trusty black knit is one of them, and you'll be reaching for this one time and time again.
Featuring a half zip and logo patch, the subtle design details put this one just above the rest. Made from 100% merino for a soft feel and easy care, wear with literally anything for instant easy style points.
Paul James Roll Neck Merino Wool Jumper
The Modern Submariner - Roll Neck Merino Wool Jumper, £100, Paul James
A cream chunky knit is a timeless classic and this Paul James option is no exception. Inspired by the handmade jumpers worn by fishermen many moons ago, and made from 100% Merino wool, this piece is built to last. Made in Leicester – we love a locally made product – this piece is hand wash only, don't forget that! It may sound like a pain in the ass but trust us, it's worth it. Pair with white trousers, a brown leather jacket and chunky brown boots for a standout look.
Erdem turtleneck cable-knit Jumper
Erdem Cable-knit Jumper, £545, Mr Porter
This knit literally has everything. Bold colour? Check. Cable knit? Check. Chunky roll knit? Check. So of course it has to make it onto our best knitwear round-up. It's also machine washable despite being made from 100% wool, so that's pretty impressive – but that is a cold wash! Wear with white jeans and boots for a cosy yet cool look.
River Island Knitted Vest
Knitted Vest, £33, River Island
Knitted vests are a serious trend right now, and this River Island version is a great pick. With 5% wool, it's lovely and soft, and the neutral colourway lends it to being a style staple. Pair with a white tee, trousers and trainers for a really clean and comfy look.
Threadbare Mock Shirt Jumper
Mock Shirt Jumper, £27.99, Threadbare
Quite a clever yet sneaky jumper, this piece has a classic shirt collar sewn in so you can wear it to the office without getting too hot. Pair with your usual work trousers and shoes for an easy throw on morning routine.
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