Step Away from the Christmas Jumper - How to Do Knitwear Right

At this time of year, there's one item that seems to be increasingly abundant in men's fashion - the Christmas jumper. Yes, a tacky Christmas jumper might be fun to give as a secret Santa gift, or to wear for novelty value in the office on Christmas Eve, but if you're looking for real festive style, let's talk about quality knitwear that will look good in your wardrobe all year round and won't show up your bespoke office suit! For fans of premium men's fashion and real winter style, you can't go wrong with a simple, self coloured v-neck sweater. The design is a style classic and staple for a variety of reasons. It's wonderfully versatile, it's flattering, and it never goes out of style.

Colour me stylish

When it comes to v-neck jumpers, there's a whole rainbow of variety to choose from. Wardrobe staples in neutral navy or classic black are a given, but nothing quite says Christmas like a vibrant red or a rich, jewel toned purple or blue. Choose something that works with your existing wardrobe - look at your favourite casual shirts and pick a colour that will offer the best mix and match options.

Style and substance

Quality is so important when it comes to knitwear. Avoid cheap, synthetic fabrics that can be itchy and poor quality; look instead for luxurious cashmere or lambs wool, which not only look a great deal better, they are also investment pieces that will last a lifetime.

Get creative

A plain v-neck jumper certainly doesn't need to be boring; in fact with the right styling, it's anything but. A slim knit v-neck will work brilliantly with your office suit wear - providing extra warmth as well as style. Team with patterned shirt and tie combinations to completely reinvent your bespoke office suit this winter.

Styled casually, the v-neck jumper is equally versatile. Its chic simplicity makes it an ideal partner to wear dressed down with your favourite jeans, but for a more polished, on trend look, team it with a patterned shirt in coordinating colours, worn open collared underneath.

For warmth and style this winter, the v-neck sweater is a clear winner.