It’s all too easy for blokes to be boring in winter. Dragging a tatty old wool cardi over your usual shirt might get the job done, but it’s not going to set any hearts alight. On the other hand, the glowing-Rudolf-nose novelty-jumper look doesn’t go down well under the mistletoe, either.
So we put together this rugged fashion shoot showcasing sweaters that will work for both weekends and work – from an everyday Topshop cable-knit in extraordinary neon, to luxurious Brooks Brothers tartan cashmere. Add a good selection of classic flannel shirts, textured jackets and beanies, and you’ve nail the holy grail of effortless layering.
Perfect for presents, or an end-of-year present to self, these failsafe pieces prove that it doesn’t take the least effort to retain a bit of polish, even if your boots are covered in mud.
Topman Yellow textured knitted roll neck jumper
COS Grey pullover
YMC Rennie Brushed Knitted-Wool Sweater available at Mr. Porter
Sandro electric blue pull over
Topman Badge printed sweatshirt
J. Crew Plaid cotton shirt, Oliver Spencer Chunky patterned lambswool-blend cardigan
All from Mr. Porter
Diesel Crew-neck jumper
Gant Rugger cable-knit sweater available at Mr. Porter
Photography: Nir Slakman
Grooming: Stephen Hamilton
Styling: Stephen Conway
Models:Johnny Elderfield @ Elite London, Spencer Shaw @ AMCK, Hamish @ Oxygen, Jackson Hale and Philip Hewitt @ SUPA, Ellis Partridge, Simon Skitch and Max Wallis @ Established