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


Uniqlo Flannel Checked Long Sleeve Shirt
Penguin Navy knit cardigan by Penguin


Original Penguin Flannel Shirt
Brooks Brothers Cashmere Signature Tartan Cardigan


Sandro Navy jumper
Original Penguin Pom Pom Beanie


Beams Plus Button-Down collar check cotton shirt available at Mr. Porter
Diesel Heavy-weight zip jumper


YMC Rennie Brushed Knitted-Wool Sweater available at Mr. Porter


Original Penguin Long sleeve rectangle plaid shirt
COS Jersey bomber jacket


Sandro electric blue pull over


Topman Badge printed sweatshirt


Diesel Lightweight jumper
Baracuta Dark Navy Harrington Jacket


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


Topman Red and black brushed gingham long sleeve flannel shirt
Diesel Corduroy-velveteen Jacket


Soulland Sweater

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

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