There are some downsides to the colder weather, but it does offer the perfect excuse to invest in some great knitwear to keep you looking cool but feeling warm over the colder months. Fortunately, there are lots of choices in the shops already, offering everything from high-end made-in-Britain brands to versatile and affordable high street offerings.
There is cashmere and cable-knit, not to mention merino and wool, meaning that you should never be short of choice this season. If there are almost too many options for you, here is some inspiration in the form of some best-loved brands and knitwear styles that never lose their style or appeal.
Finisterre Bowers Jumper
Made from entirely traceable merino, this is a fine piece of knitwear which is designed to impress. It is based on the traditional designs originally favoured by Nordic sailors and explorers and offers a striking yet nostalgic look and feel.
Finisterre was originally founded for hardcore surfers in Cornwall, but it is now known to a much wider audience for its focus on sustainability and British sourcing. Read more about the importance of sustainability in clothing at http://www.wrap.org.uk/sustainable-textiles/scap.
A cashmere turtleneck can be a real wardrobe staple and by choosing a brand such as Uniqlo, it doesn’t have to cost a fortune. This would look perfect topping Farah shirts from suppliers such as https://www.ejmenswear.com/men/farah for when there really is a chill in the air.
Wolsey funnel raglan
This British brand has heritage at its heart, and it has more than its fair share of experience in kitting out Antarctic explorers and royals alike. One of the company’s funnel neck raglan designs offers a lightweight and super-comfortable choice that will also deliver a surprising amount of warmth.
Topman stone knitted jumper
Stylish knits don’t have to cost a fortune, as the collections in the likes of Topman continue to prove. A neutral stone -coloured offering can be teamed with all sorts of other items to create a multitude of different looks to carry you all the way through autumn and winter.
Shackleton signature sweater
You know you will get a masculine and warming knit when you go for something from a maker named after a world-famous polar explorer. Shackleton continues to support modern explorers and are experts in producing hyper-warm garments that are sourced and manufactured in Britain.