The guys at Northern Threads took some time to share their thoughts on knitwear and how the modern gentleman should be wearing his:
So itâ€™s that time of year, youâ€™re making, (or at least should be) the transition from those nice bright tees and short chinos, right? Maybe not but Iâ€™m sure you get my point â€“ itâ€™s time to put the summer wear to one side and move the knitwear/ sweatshirts to the front of your wardrobe. But as seasons and trends change it can be difficult to make such a transition, read on for some pointers on whatâ€™s hot, what to wear and how to wear your knitwear and supporting garments this season.
The Classic Fair Isle Crew
Itâ€™s essential to have a quality Fair Isle Crew in your wardrobe and this season is no different, the reason theyâ€™re essential is because theyâ€™re timeless, classy and the options are endless with a crew neck. This season itâ€™s all about the print so grab a Fair Isle crew neck a sharp shirt â€“ possibly a classic check pattern. Go for darker colours and your set for the winter.
Iâ€™d definitely say Barbourâ€™s new collection is one of the best places to start when it comes to searching for a classic Fair Isle crew neck with a print.
A Good Cardigan
If youâ€™re reading this section, great â€“ those who seen the title â€œcardiganâ€ and moved on to the next section will certainly be missing out this season. So cardigans have had a rough time in the past but itâ€™s different now, theyâ€™re cool. Throw on a chunky cardigan (open or fastened, depending on your mood) with a checked shirt and there you have it â€“ the new redefined cardigan look is yours to show off.
Mix It Up
Go wild and go for printed, chunky knitwear, Fair Isles or even knitted shirts, whatever youâ€™re using to warm up this season â€“ go wild. Printed fair isles are common this time of year but this season in particular patterns are in and theyâ€™re great, no matter what your age.
A Knitted Jacket
The weatherâ€™s unpredictable in the UK so the combination of a warm knit that doubles up as a jacket seems like the perfect solution, so why not give it a go? There are some great knitted jackets around at the moment so youâ€™ll certainly be spoilt for choice but be sure to grab a well crafted one. To style it up you can throw on a checked shirt and a stylish pair of jeans and the look is complete.
When it comes to looking for trendy knitwear in general Iâ€™d say here is a good place to visit – just remember a classic Fair Isle crew, a good cardigan, a knitted jacket and DONâ€™T FOGET TO MIX IT UP! Stick to these tips and youâ€™ll look the part this season.