What A Gent’s Wearing: The Knitwear-Tailoring Combination

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One of my style resolutions for this year is to actively start including more knitwear into my tailoring looks. This is a concept that has been around for a while now but one that I’ve been keen to use in my outfits as it allows for a great deal of versatility when it comes to the way tailoring looks and feels. Over the weekend I went into Central London to do some suit shopping and decided to try out a new look as I wandered around the city, by combining casual tailoring elements and a new jumper. The idea being to create a smart look that was warm and didn’t require the addition of a coat to keep me warm.

The slightly textured effect of the blazer works fantastically well with the jumper, created a multi-layered contrast that doesn’t look too bulky. The grey and white details of the pocket square took from the same combination of colours between the shirt and jumper whilst complimenting the overall look of the blazer. Finally, the black of the trousers and shoes smartens the whole ensemble and gives it a sharper more classic feel.

It was great to wander around Bond St, Jermyn St and Savile Row in an outfit that didn’t feel overdressed but stood out from the crowd. It felt contemporary and classic at the same time, a mixture of modern ideas with timeless themes that had dapper details to complete the outfit.

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Blazer – New Look

Jumper – Fred Perry

Pocket Square – Pocket & Fold

Shirt – T.M. Lewin

Belt – Elliot Rhodes

Trousers – H&M

Shoes – Voeut

My inspiration for the look came from the likes of Justin Timberlake and Suitsupply who have already been utilizing style like this in their looks for a while now. For anyone looking to add more character to their tailoring fashion, I highly recommend building layered knitwear into your looks to add a dose of personal style.

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7 Comments

    • 27th January 2016 / 9:35 am

      Thanks! Burgundy is such an underrated colour don’t you think?

      I really want to start expanding my horizons in terms of colour palette. 🙂

  1. 27th January 2016 / 7:09 pm

    Love the layered look! It definitely adds something; I always feel lazy when I don’t layer. Ha!

  2. 27th January 2016 / 11:12 pm

    Looking Good Adam,

    Knitwear is always one thing i really struggle with wearing well thanks for the tips and i’ll have another go I think 🙂

  3. 31st January 2016 / 3:32 am

    hello,sir
    you are looking hot in all the pics and more to say that you consider well dress which suit your personality.In other you share a good post.
    thank you

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