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, this is the trusty men's knitwear we're stocking up on this season.

Best men's knitwear to buy in 2021

Luca Faloni Fine Silk-Cashmere Zip Cardigan

This lightweight silk-cashmere zip cardigan 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.

CLOSED Knit Hoodie

Loungewear made elegant: CLOSED's Knit Hoodie offers the comfort of sweats with the sleek style of your going-out-clothes. Its super soft wool construction means you'll never want to take it off.

Forét Sprout Wool Cardigan

Made in Portugal from a combination of wool, recycled wool and recycled polyamide, this cardigan from Danish label Forét is equal parts stylish and sustainable. The understated silhouette and easy-to-wear navy hue lends it ultimate versatility: team it with jeans and trainers on the weekend or dress it up with smart tailoring and loafers.

Norse Projects Sigfred Lambswool Jumper

Knitted from super soft Italian lambswool yarn, Norse Projects' Sigfred Jumper is as cosy as they come. The crewneck cut calls to mind 1950s collegiate style: team it with corduroy trousers and a blazer for a contemporary take on the classic Ivy League look.

Wax London Cupar Knit

The cable knit jumper is a knitwear classic, traditionally worn by sailors but now beloved by contemporary style mavens the world over. Made from 100% lambswool, Wax London's version boasts a super soft feel and just the right amount of insulation, making it the ultimate go-to for the colder months.

ISTO. Cotton Sweater

ISTO. has created the perfect year round sweater: made from GOTS-certified organic cotton with a fine gauge handle, it's ideal for layering under a coat in winter or throwing on over a tee when the weather takes a turn in the warmer months.

Hevò Knit T-Shirt

Italian menswear label Hevò is renowned for its clean silhouettes and fuss-free design, evidenced by this wool-blend knitted tee, which is versatile enough to keep casual or dress up with some soft tailoring and derby shoes.

SIRPLUS Basket Weave Cashmere Jumper

This cashmere jumper from SIRPLUS is made using fibres combed from the Mongolian Aerbasi white goat, a small creature from which the world's softest cashmere is combed. The simple basketweave construction lends it a sense of understated elegance.

Artknit Studios Ribbed Linen Sweater

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 breathable and super soft linen sweater epitomises the brand's elegant aesthetic, with a ribbed neck, hem and cuff in an ultra-versatile ivory hue. Wear it year-round, dressed up or down.

Riley Studio Recycled Cashmere Cardigan

Riley Studio is the brand to know if you're looking for eco-friendly staples that will stand the test of time. This cosy cardigan 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. Cardigan

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 100% merino wool cardigan is destined to become a fail-safe wardrobe staple that'll see you through years of wear. Choose from a huge arrange of hues – from striking Cobalt Blue and Sunflower Yellow to more neutral shades like Wool White and Moon Grey.

ASKET Cotton Sweater

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 in Italy from in Italy from a four-ply, extra fine long staple Egyptian cotton yarn, lending it a crisp feel and breezy drape.

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