Given the predicament we found ourselves in, it's safe to say that 2020 was the year of comfort dressing. And as we settle into new working from home routines and adjust to an altered definition of 'going out', it doesn't look like our predilection for cosy loungewear, chunky knits and super-soft staples is going anywhere anytime soon. Which is why we're toasting the unsung hero of comfort dressing: the cardigan. No longer the preserve of your grandad, the ever-versatile cardigan is enjoying its time in the limelight. Scroll down for seven of our favourite cardigans that are just as great for lounging around in at home as they are for sporting out and about.
This heavy lambswool cardigan from A Day's March is a luxurious addition to any outfit. We love the ribbed style and versatile double zip, plus the pockets are perfect for digging frosty fingers into.
ASKET's take on the classic cardi is much like the rest of the brand's offering: understated and refined. Made from extra-fine Merino wool, it will keep you nice and toasty in winter but is breathable enough for the warmer months.
Thanks to its smart collar and Ivy League aesthetic, Oliver Spencer's ribbed cotton jersey cardigan offers equal parts elegance and comfort. Dress it up with a blazer and tailored trousers or take things down a notch with blue denim jeans and sneakers.
Handmade in Italy from extra-fine Merino wool, this knitted jacket from Artknit Studios epitomises the brand's dedication to high quality craftsmanship. Wear it with chinos and white leather sneakers for a luxe take on laidback style.
Sustainably made from organic wool, this understated cardigan from Thinking MU is designed to stand the test of time. We're particular fans of the roomy pockets, which will no doubt come in handy on those particularly bitter days.
Spun from a soft, breathable lambswool blend, SIRPLUS' ultra-cosy Nehru cardigan is bound to be a wardrobe staple that you reach for time and again.
The perfect layering piece for all occasions, Luca Faloni's luxurious zip cardigan is a no-brainer for any knitwear lover. Read Luca Faloni's guide to cashmere for everything you need to know about the king of the knitwear world.
Shop men's cardigans at OPUMO.
Shop all men's knitwear at OPUMO.
We'll keep you up to date.