Cosy layering returns this season, and we're looking to men's cardigans to lead the way when it comes to stylish knitwear. If they were good enough for the 7th Earl of Cardigan they are good enough for us, and we've got everything from chunky knit hoodies to finely weaved draped cardies.

Fine-knit men's cardigans

Fine knits are an essential for any man's wardrobe, whether you're a daily suit wearer or more of a jeans and tee kind of guy. Use a thin weave cardigan to give your suit a new lease of life, and layer it with a shirt and a blazer; look to rich, dark colours to keep your formalwear refined and smart or choose a bright hue to inject a plain suit with some personality. Bring fine knit men's cardigans into a more casual setting with skinny jeans and a shirt. Layer yours with coloured chinos and a gingham shirt for a preppy feel, or choose cords and a patterned shirt for some old school dandy vibes.

Chunky men's cardigans

Chunky knit men's cardigans are perfect when the weather starts to cool, and they'll work with everything from workwear to casual wear to dinner in the evening. If you're adding your cardigan to a suit, look to simple knits and plain patterns to keep things smart. Wear it buttoned up over a shirt and tie with suit trousers and monk shoes as an edgy substitute for a blazer. Alternatively, use a chunky statement cardigan as a mid-season stand in for a coat. If you're more about the casual vibes, wear your cardigans for men with drainpipe jeans and worker boots for a rugged outdoorsy feel, or team with fitted jogging bottoms and men's running shoes for a sports luxe look.

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