Worn as a classic basic or stylishly combined with a shirt, men's jumpers are true all-rounders in men's fashion. The crew neck is particularly elegant, while a V-neckline is perfect for casualwear. Men’s jumpers are a must-have for winter and are offered in plenty of colours, cuts and materials for more combination versatility.
How about a grey cashmere jumper that can be worn with black fabric trousers and dress shoes? A colour-coordinated checked shirt will create a trendy, yet casual overall look. But what matters when it comes to combinations? At first glance, the different necklines catch the eye. They are:
Crew neck A crew neck men’s jumper in muted colours has a very classic look. Grey, black and brown tones are preferred – if you do want to stand out from the crowd, choose red and make your mark. Loose fitting men's jumpers are perfect leisurewear, while slimmer fits can look great over a shirt for the office.
Turtleneck Low temperatures and biting winds call for the turtleneck men's jumper for best protection against the cold. Cotton makes men’s jumpers breathable, whilst coarser knits with thicker wool give cosy warmth.
V-neck Perfect to wear with pleated trousers or jeans, and great for a trendy business look. Simply wear it over a colour coordinated shirt and your simple men’s jumper will look fantastic. You might also add a scarf or – for a dapper look – combining it with a tie.
As an alternative for long sleeve men's jumpers, the slipover is a popular choice. It warms the chest and back, but leaves the arms free for a casual look over a shirt. A slipover is a great way to highlight a gorgeous men’s shirt and it will keep you warm on colder days.
Styling and fashion is definitely not just for women. As fashion designer Tomas Maier famously said: "Men's fashion is stronger than ever. What used to be eccentric is now the norm." Today, men can go for trendy cuts, eye-catching colours and wear daring new combinations with confidence. Here are some tips on how to make an outfit look just right for your body type.
Anyone with a bit of a belly should go for loose fitting men's jumpers. Tops with an elongated front are the best option – you won’t be accidentally showing any skin. Dark colours or vertical stripes are best, as they make you appear slimmer.
Details and patterns in the top are a great idea to distract the eye. A shirt collar peeking out has a similar effect and will draw the gaze away from any problem areas.
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Men with shorter legs benefit from horizontal stripes for an elongating effect. The jumper should be tucked into the trousers and have sleeve cuffs to short en the arms visually, which in turn creates the appearance of longer legs.
Taller men should use a belt or garments with cross seams to shorten the overall image. Large patterns and eye-catching colours are a great idea for this body type.
Men's jumpers with a V-neckline are the best choice here, as they provide more room and don't restrict in any way. Turtleneck and crew neck jumpers are less advisable. A shirt worn under the jumpers should not be buttoned all the way up. Alternatively, a slim tie can be added.
There is always the sporty alternative if you find classic men's jumpers a bit too bland. Sweatshirts and hooded jumpers are always popular and are a great look with comfortable jeans and sneakers. A hoodie has the advantage of also providing the head with warmth in rainy weather – it might, however, not be the right choice for the office.
Cardigans are perfect transition pieces: not too warm and not too cold – and they can be worn open or closed. A sweat jacket would be the sporty alternative for the classic cardigan, and is the perfect choice as an addition to any casual outfit.
For a cosy night in with friends or for a formal dinner – jumpers are a good choice for both, although the types will definitely differ. It all comes down to the materials used:
Cotton is one of the most popular fabrics and is very comfortable on the skin. It is robust and breathable, so that men's jumpers made of cotton can be worn over shirts or other tops on warmer days. Fleece is just as soft: It is incredibly fluffy and will keep you nice and warm.
A cashmere jumper is the perfect choice for winter if you prefer wool. Despite the fine thread, this exclusive material has excellent warming properties, and it clings to your shape.
As cashmere is among the more expensive fibres, mostly blended with other wools. Synthetic fibres like polyester are often blended with natural fibres and add a bit of stretch and robustness to the garment.
A slim fitting turtleneck jumper in dark grey, paired with matching black jeans and elegant shoes – your stylish outfit for a night on the town. Men’s jumpers with Norwegian pattern are warm and comfortable in the winter and a sure bet for the Christmas season.
The troyer has recently become one of the most popular men’s jumper styles: A troyer is a jumper with a rolled or fold-over collar that features a short zip or a few buttons at the neck. It has the appearance of a classic men’s jumper with the option to transform it into a V-neck. Troyers come in soft wool or fluffy fleece and are great companions for cold winter days – in short: the right men’s jumper will keep you warm wherever, whenever.