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Your Nan Wouldn’t Knit These

By Jamie Carson, Digital Editorial Assistant | Nov 2015

When thinking of knitwear you normally conjure up an image of a Grandmother sitting in a rocking chair, not of Ryan Gosling wearing a sweet turtle neck. We want to change that opinion, because knits can hold as much attitude as a leather jacket if done in the right way. So swap that itchy, oversized beige nightmare from the 80s for a modern update on the cape or ribbed fisherman, as we show you the styles you need to be wearing this winter.

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Something classic: fisherman rib

Something Classic: Fisherman Rib

The ribbed fabric gives it a stretch fit, so if you pile on a few festive pounds you can still wear it into the New Year. If the fisherman reference doesn’t float your boat, then just Google a picture of literary icon Ernest Hemingway to see how to pull off the look.

something warm: chunky roller

Something Warm: Chunky Roller

Winter colour? Check. Textured pattern? Check. Roll neck? Check. This lambswool mix piece from our Topman LTD collection is so warm you won’t need to invest in a scarf. Maybe not even pants. But maybe still wear pants because of the law.

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Something smart: turtle

Something Smart: Turtle

This is made from 100% merino wool, a luxury material that makes this one of our comfiest knitwear options. And with its turtle neck line and dark navy colour, it makes for a strong contender to replace the archetypal shirt and tie underneath your party suit.

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something different: capes

Something Different: Capes

Not just for superheroes and infamous Victorian serial killers, capes make for an impeccably cool extra layer. From plain black that adds subtle texture to statement checks, it’s time to ditch the ol’ scarf for something with a little more authority.

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something cool: layered

Something Cool: Layered

Two is better than one, which is proven by this knitted polo top teamed up with a contrasting roll neck worn underneath for a 60s mod feel. The best thing about this ensemble is the versatility, as you can mix and match the colours for when you like a refresh.

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