Tailoring and knitwear – How to match these timeless pieces

The weather has started to turn, and the staple shirt and suit won’t keep you warm on those early winter mornings or at after work drinks. Layering knitwear with your professional wardrobe is the way to go and there is plenty of choice with polos, crew necks, roll necks and cardigans.

Crew necks & V-necks

The choices are yours but there are some benefits apart from warmth for both styles.

If you have a fuller face for example, you will find that a V-neck will elongate the neck whilst crews may be more flattering for those with an oval shaped face.

A crew neck will show less tie and shirt collar and give some flexibility for tucking the collar in or outside the neckline of the jumper.

On the other hand, a V-neck means an opportunity to showcase a great tie and is easier if your choice is a chunky knot.  The drop in the neckline can also match the suit jacket.

Both the crew and V-neck offer the option to wear with a suit to add another layer for warmth, but a good choice also means you will stay smart enough without a jacket.

Fine knit cardigans

Merino or cashmere wool is perfect for a cardigan fine enough to fit well under a suit jacket, adding depth to your look as well as warmth.

Fine Cardigans also look great without the suit jacket, a cool choice with crisp shirt and well-fitting tailored trousers.

Brands such as John Smedley have great pieces in a variety of colours that coordinate perfectly with a bespoke fitted suit.

Roll necks

Minimalist and simple, if you stick to a fine knit, a roll or turtleneck looks super smart with a well-tailored pair of trousers or under a suit jacket and is easily adaptable from work smart to evening casual.

Knit polo shirts under a sports jacket

 A favourite in men’s fashion that has stood the test of time and comes back year after year, the knitted polo shirt is a trusted classic.

As long as you’ve got the right polo shirt for you, wearing it under a tailored sports jacket keeps your look smart and well put together.

Make sure to choose a luxury wool or cotton blend and avoid the sporty golf polo.

Contact us now for styling tips for mixing knitwear with your own bespoke suits in the comfort of our luxury Dormeuil showroom.

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