As temperatures start to drop and days shorten, we're taking solace in the delights of autumn dressing — think overshirts, denim jackets, corduroy trousers, and of course, the holy grail of transitional wear: knitwear. No autumn wardrobe is complete without a selection of versatile, easy-to-layer knits that will keep you cosy as the chill sets in. From slouchy cardigans to cashmere sweaters, these are the trusty men's knits we're stocking up on this season.
Milanese label Artknit Studios is renowned for its premium knitwear garments, which are made on demand to avoid any waste or middle-man mark-ups. This cashmere sweater epitomises the brand's elegant aesthetic, with a linear high-neck collar in place of the classic roll-neck and an ultra-versatile beige colour.
Riley Studio is the brand to know if you're looking for eco-friendly staples that will stand the test of time. This cosy sweater is sustainably made from recycled cashmere that offers the same quality as virgin cashmere, but with a much smaller carbon footprint. What's not to love?
Sheep Inc. is the first fashion label to be completely carbon negative, creating merino wool sweaters that are as sustainable as they are stylish. Its original, medium-weight sweater is destined to become a fail-safe wardrobe staple that'll see you through years of wear.
ASKET's season-less wardrobe essentials are made to fit seamlessly into any wardrobe. This crewneck sweater will do just that, thanks to its timeless versatility and ultimate layering potential. It's crafted from 100% traceable, extra-fine Australian Merino wool, making it super soft and comfortable.
Made in Portugal from extra-fine merino wool, this classic navy cardigan from Ami de Coeur ticks all the boxes: it's understated in style, ultra-soft to touch and warm but lightweight enough to layer under a coat.
This lightweight silk-cashmere sweater from Italian master of menswear Luca Faloni is the perfect year-round garment, ideal for layering under a jacket in autumn, or for throwing on when the weather cools on a summer evening. Its fitted silhouette lends it a quality of elegance: pair it with tailored trousers and loafers for an effortless take on smart casual style.
Barcelona-based Shon Mott specialises in crafting beautiful sustainable staples with a laid-back aesthetic. This cashmere sweater is proof of its expertise. Its strength is in its simplicity: the pared-back aesthetic lends it ultimate versatility, so it will look just as great with jeans and sneakers as with more formal tailoring.
British brand Sunspel is famous for its high quality knitwear. The label's sports-inspired zip neck jumper is made from lightweight merino wool and is perfect for layering year-round. Style it with chinos and white sneakers for an easy weekend look.
Far Afield's crew neck waffle knit is the ultimate transitional piece, warm enough for autumn and winter but breathable enough for the warmer months. It's made from ultra-soft 100% organic cotton, promising durability and ultimate comfort.
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