Words by Lucy Thomas
The unpredictability of British summertime means that the pessimist in all of us is constantly on standby for those grey days, those cloudy days, those kind-of-in-between-sun-and-rainy-days, amongst the glorious sunshine we’ve been having. The best way to combat that unpredictability is by exploring a few of our favourite men's knitwear releases that you can wear now and through the rest of the year, too.
A piece of knitwear is no better than the materials from which it is made. Which is what makes this classic Crew Neck Knit from NN07 so special. Crafted from its own lightweight cotton-linen blend, the classic knit remains versatile and refined courtesy of its subtle melange finish and comfortable slim-fit shape.
When the weather can’t make up its mind and a sweatshirt doesn’t quite cut it, then this Legends’ pullover is the perfect alternative. The lightweight cotton thread ensures that you won’t get too hot if the sun does decide to come back out and the pastel yellow will inject some colour into your summer wardrobe, too.
In summer you always need a go-to jacket that is lightweight and durable enough to wear as and when the weather dictates, and A Day’s March have provided the perfect solution with this Milano knit Bomber. The premium Italian wool construction means that this Bomber Jacket is an investment piece that will last a lifetime of summers and will look better each year, too. Plus, its front pockets and double pull zipper gives it a unique look and feel that stretches beyond your ordinary utilitarian-inspired bomber.
Sea Island Cotton is a rare fibre harvested by hand and Sunspel pride themselves on using this rare cotton to produce some of the most luxurious of knitwear around, and this polo shirt in particular. As part of the Sunspel and Ian Fleming Collection, this polo shirt’s fine gauge knit is described as “every bit as smooth as it is smart” which says it all really. It will have you feeling like off-duty Bond in no time.
This wool and linen blend proves itself to be a firm contender in the best of De Bonne Fracture’s modern menswear essentials. The pique knit, inspired by the stitch of French tennis polos, adds a touch of sportswear to this classic piece of knitwear making it incredibly comfortable and breathable; perfect for the warm summer weather.
Gant’s black cashmere blend crew neck jumper is a wardrobe essential, regardless of the weather and season. The classic black colour hue means it can be paired with almost anything during almost any season while the tailored finish ensures that it can be worn in smart settings as well as casual ones too.
Shop and explore the entire knitwear collection at OPUMO.