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Essential Knitwear Staples You Need

As winter is coming to an end it is time to start focusing on transitional pieces. Here at Hanley & Co knitwear makes the perfect transitional pieces as they are perfect for layering and will keep you warm. It may be spring but there is still a chill in the air. 

Are sweaters and knitwear still in style for men? 

Knitted sweaters and knitwear are still very much in style for men. They are timeless pieces that are versatile, making them essential for your wardrobe no matter what time of year it may be. They can also be dressed up or dressed down depending on the occasion. 

How do you choose knitwear? 

There are a few factors to consider when choosing knitwear, firstly, choose a material that suits your needs and personal preference, what style you are looking for and what suits you, the fit, make sure it is comfortable but not too big, the colour, think about the colour scheme you have in your wardrobe and choose a colour that complements it, the occasion, consider the occasion you are considering it for and choose the material accordingly. Remember to also consider the quality of the knitwear, higher quality knitwear is more durable and will last longer. 

How do you style knitwear? 

There are a few ways to style knitwear: 

  1. The layered look: To create a layered look style a knitted sweater over a collared shirt or polo. This is perfect for the transitioning season as layering will keep you warm and the layers can easily be removed if the temperature does rise throughout the day. It is also a smart casual look which is perfect for the office or meetings. 
  2. The denim look: Style your knitted sweater or cardigan over a pair of jeans and trainers for a more casual look. 
  3. Outerwear: Wear a chunky knitted cardigan or knitted Over Shirt with lighter pieces underneath such as a polo shirt or t-shirt. Again, this style is perfect for the transitioning season that we are going through. 
  4. Accessorise: Accessorise your look by adding a scarf, hat, or gloves in colours that complement your outfit to complete your look. 

Remember to keep in mind the occasion you are dressing for when styling your knitwear and feel free to experiment with different combinations to find what suits you best. 


Our Knitwear

Giordano Shirt Jacket Lana Jersey 

This knitted shirt jacket by Giordano is perfect for wearing as outerwear as discussed earlier in this post. It is perfect for layering over a t-shirt or long-sleeved top and can also be worn underneath a jacket on colder days or when it rains. This shirt jacket is perfect for a smart casual look and can be worn to the office or for meeting friends at the weekend. 


Tommy Hilfiger Zip-Neck Jumper 

This Zip-Neck knitter jumper by Tommy Hilfiger is made from organic cotton with a touch of cashmere which means that it is super soft and comfortable. As mentioned previously in this post it is better to invest in higher-quality knitwear as it is more durable and will last longer. This piece has 50% off which makes it the perfect time to pick it up. 


Gant Clothing Cable Crew Neck Sweater 

This Cable Crew Neck Sweater by Gant is a wardrobe essential for both autumn/winter and the transitioning seasons. It is perfect for wearing under a jacket or on its own when the weather gets better. It can be worn in the office or to a meeting or even for going out for lunch with family at the weekend. 


Armani Exchange Knit Overhead

This knitted hoodie by Armani Exchange is a must-have for your wardrobe. It can be worn in autumn/winter and even spring summer. It can be dressed up or dressed down and is super stylish and comfortable. This piece will never date and will last for years to come. 


Joop! Davide Crew Neck Knit 

This dark beige crew neck by Joop! Is another must-have piece. It is a bit more dressy than your average knit but can just as easily be styled more casually. It is a  versatile piece which can be worn with suit trousers or a pair of jeans. It is also perfect for layering underneath a blazer or when the weather is warmer it can be worn alone. 


Profuomo Woolen Crew Neck 

A neutral-toned knit is a must-have which makes this one by Profuomo an essential in your wardrobe. It is the perfect transitional knit which can easily be worn all year long even in the summer months. It is perfect for popping on in the evening when it gets chilly. It can be dressed up or dressed down and styled with many different looks layered or worn alone. 


We hope that you have found this post useful. To view our entire collection of knitwear click here. 


If you have any questions please feel free to visit us in either of our stores, call us on 091 567 951 or send us a dm on Instagram at


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