The Best Men’s Jumpers, Sweaters And Knitwear For Winter

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Some people can’t wait for the summer to be over so they can wrap up warm and enjoy steaming mugs of mulled wine around a roaring fire. Sure, that’s not a joy most of us get to experience, unless your mansion has a fireplace and your budget can stretch to keeping a chimney sweep on staff, but we can all enjoy the cosy embrace of a fine piece of knitwear.

With many different styles available, we’ve chosen a few of the best to keep you feeling snug this winter.

Burton Fisherman


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There are eight colourways of this reasonably-priced staple so you may wish to pick up a couple, especially since the thin-ribbed texture makes it more appropriate for smart-casual settings than some of its chunkier cousins.

Buy from Burton | £30 (currently reduced to £18)

Finisterre Westray


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The Cornwall-based brand has traditional winter style all wrapped up with this chunky, cable-stitch fisherman’s jumper. It’s 100% Irish wool and as warming as a slug of Irish whiskey.

Buy from Finisterre | £110

French Connection Varsity


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You want a winter warmer to feel relaxed, but if you don’t want to be puffed up in the middle like the Michelin Man, try this number which pairs a more fitted torso with slouchy sleeves.

Buy from French Connection | £85

Polo Ralph Lauren Cashmere Cable Knit


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This luxury item is slimmer in cut and thinner than the other tops here, making it a go-to when assembling a layered look. It also means it can see you through early spring, too.

Buy from Mr Porter | £390

Scotch & Soda Fair Isle


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Following the template of modern brands toying with traditional styles, Scotch & Soda’s playful rendition throws love hearts into the mix.

Buy from Scotch & Soda | £149.95 (currently reduced to £74)

Gant Love Aran


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You don’t get much more traditional than this, with Gant faithfully hewing to the style from the Aran Islands in Ireland.

Buy from Gant | £140 (currently reduced to £70)

Fat Face Amersham Half Neck


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We’re all for crew necks, but sometimes you want a bit more protection for your neck. For those times, you’ll want this cotton/wool blend pullover to hand.

Buy from Fat Face | £53

Quiksilver Quikbond


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At first glance, this looks like a mighty fine grey jumper that belongs firmly in the basics bracket – but the button placket detail on the shoulder makes it worth a second look.

Buy from Quiksilver | £80 (currently reduced to £48)

Christopher Raeburn X Finisterre


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This jumper has an outstanding albatross pattern emblazoned on it, but it also uses Woolmark-accredited Merino wool, a material that’s outstandingly soft, warm, breathable and environmentally sound.

Buy from Finisterre | £160

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Marks & Spencer Fair Isle


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Go traditional with this grey number that incorporates a Fair Isle pattern – a style that originated in Shetland, where they know a thing or two about needing to stay warm – around the shoulders.

Buy from Marks & Spencer | £35 (currently reduced to £18)

Calvin Klein 205W39NYC

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If you’re looking for an investment piece, look no further than this fine slouchy number. It’s made in Italy from a blend of wool, mohair and angora, and its oversized fit makes it ideal for layering.

Buy from Matches Fashion | £535 (currently reduced to £214)

Sunspel Reverse Fair Isle


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If you want to give your smart-casual wardrobe a bit – and just a bit – of a festive feeling, pair this fitted lambswool number with some chinos.

Buy from Sunspel | £295 (currently reduced to £147)

Moncler x Craig Green


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When the tyranny of festive jumpers gets too much, don this riff on the army sweater, replete with epaulettes and elbow padding.

Buy from Matches Fashion | £425

Scotch & Soda Structured Lightweight


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This fitted pullover brings a ribbed finish and striped pattern to proceedings. It’s mostly cotton, with a touch of wool, making it better suited to mild days.

Buy from Scotch & Soda | £114.95 (currently reduced to £57)

Carhartt-WIP Goldner


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We can’t get enough of the chunky stripes on this big, bold lambswool sweater.

Buy from Carhartt-WIP | £94

APC Shape


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Is that a piece of art on a jumper? Close enough, with the virgin-wool braids framing the top and bottom of an exclusive design by artist Pierre-Marie.

Buy from APC | £275

Craft beer drinker, Devonian, fisherman and former content director of Coach online, Chris contributed style coverage and features between 2016 and 2019.