men's jumper

Sweater season: The best men’s jumpers for autumn

15 Sep 2023 | |By Luxury London

Stay snug as autumn approaches in this season's coolest knitwear

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It seems like only yesterday we were busy packing up our winter wardrobes, and though the second wind of summer felt like it may never end, the days are already getting shorter and autumn is fast closing in – bringing with it the opportunity to indulge in some serious sweater weather styling. It might surprise you, but we’re very excited.

And it’s not just us. From warming wool blends to sumptuously soft cashmere, classic cable knits to vibrantly patterned jumpers, all our favourite designers – from Britain and beyond – have been busy crafting cosy collections of wonderfully wintry knitwear, perfect for colder climes. Read on for our pick of the best men’s jumpers for autumn and winter 2023.

Allude crew-neck jumper

A wear-with-anything cashmere jumper is essential for any well-dressed gent, and no one knows that better than Allude. Founded in 1993 by Andrea Karg, the brand’s trendless basics are woven with fine 100 per cent cashmere for lightweight knits that are indulgently cosy. This classic navy crew-neck jumper is ideal for layering over workwear – think your sharpest double-breasted suit and a pair of sleek Oxfords.

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Alexander McQueen Spliced Orchid jumper

Guaranteed to keep you warm through even the coldest winter days, Alexander McQueen’s graphic jumper is woven with from 100 per cent cashmere for a luxuriously soft finish. The eye-catching spliced orchid motif is rendered in cream and black. Wear yours with black jeans, Chelsea boots and a suave bomber jacket for a laidback off-duty look, ideal for weekend brunch.

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Bode checkerboard-pattern sweater

Take a trip back in time with Bode’s Fair Isle jumper. In keeping with the brand’s nostalgic sentimentality, it’s inspired by traditional knitwear worn by children in the 1940s and hand-crafted from 100 per cent merino wool, ideal for winter weather. Tap in to AW23’s check trend by layering over jeans and white trainers for a cosy but cool ensemble.

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Brunello Cucinelli Intarsia-knit jumper

Having founded his eponymous brand in 1978 with an inventive, eco-conscious vision for dyed cashmere, Brunello Cucinelli’s classic knitwear has stood the test of time, remaining a favourite of stealth-wealth dressers looking for sustainable, long-lasting basics. Woven from a blend of alpaca, cotton, and wool with a geometric intarsia pattern and tailored for a relaxed fit, this roll-neck jumper is perfect for wintry weekend dressing.

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Chateau Orlando crewneck jumper

Crafted in Italy from 100 per cent fine merino wool, Chateau Orlando’s crewneck jumper features a whimsical serpentine motif inspired by Cornish folklore and in-keeping with the brand’s playful approach to dressing. Throw on under a trusty trench coat with a pair of loafers for a louche layered look that will take you from office to off-duty in one fell swoop.

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JW Anderson half-zip jumper

Look to Love Actually for style notes this season and opt for a stylish retro-inspired half-zip jumper, like JW Anderson’s. Spun from soft 100 per cent merino wool in a classic cable-knit pattern, it’s designed for a slim fit to keep you cosy through the harshest days of winter, and features a geometric zip pull in keeping with the brand’s off-beat attention to detail.

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Martine Rose cable-knit jumper

Warm and hard-wearing, Martine Rose’s classic cable-knit jumper harkens back to the styles worn by fishermen in the 15th century. Play up the chocolate-brown jumper’s oversized sea-faring silhouette with a peacoat and a pair of boat shoes.

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Shackleton Hero roll-neck jumper

Designed to withstand the biting cold of the Antarctic, Shackleton’s Hero roll-neck jumper features a basket weave inspired by the styles Sir Ernest Shackleton favoured on the Endurance expedition. It’s woven from 100 per cent Super Geelong lambswool for supreme softness and boasts thermo-regulated insulation. Odour resistant and hypoallergenic, this warm, weighty knit is sure to see you through many winters to come.

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The Elder Statesman tie-dye cashmere jumper

Though California isn’t known for its cold weather (quite the opposite, in fact), Los Angeles-based brand The Elder Statesman has made a name for itself as one of the best brands for sumptuously soft knitwear, thanks to its cosy, colourful designs. Crafted by hand on a loom, then tie-dyed and dried in the California sun, this cashmere jumper is ideal for days spent lounging at home.

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Thom Browne cashmere jumper

Perfect for a polished look, Thom Browne’s fine knit jumper is woven from 100 per cent cashmere. Featuring elongated ribbing and buttons at the cuffs and hem, it’s finished with the label’s trademark stripes. Layer over your everyday workwear for a smart, seasonal style.

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