Three of the Best Cable Knit Jumpers

A menswear essential, a good cable knit is to the wardrobe what milk and eggs are to the fridge. You need a few of them and you'll need good versions, not that 'value range' rubbish - everyone can tell the difference.

A good chunky jumper will allow you to slim down in other areas, namely your coat. The other upside is that a crew neck version will usually be too warm to be worn with a shirt, allowing you to wear a t-shirt instead. Great if you can't deal with the dilemma of layering on a bleary-eyed morning.

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How to wear it

Your cable knit will be pretty warm so, unless you're a fan of sweating on the way to work, you'll want to wear a slightly slimmer coat to compensate. Think of a lined mac coat to keep you protected from the rain rather than the usual chunky parka. As for elsewhere, keep it simple. A pair of indigo jeans or navy trousers will suit a cable jumper just fine. Finish off with rain ready thick soled shoes or classy trainers.

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Howlin' by Morrison

Mixing two trends into one, this jumper mixes the cable pattern with a flecked knit, creating something that'll stand out from the crowd. It's also made in Ireland, which is something you can bring up to a bartender when you're ordering a Guinness. We're sure they'll be riveted by that tale.

End, £155

Archie Foal
This one's not for the faint hearted. In a bright red shade, this Archie Foal jumper mixes and matches different cable patterns to create a classic with a tweak.

Present, £175


The classy option, you can't go wrong with a grey jumper. This one from G.R.P. is the most office ready from our selection, perfectly suited for wear with navy flannel trousers and suede chukka boots.

The Bureau, £145