Finding great men’s knitwear can be a tricky task. A lot of designers do it, but not a lot pull it off. A lot of men’s knitwear collections can come across bland, low quality or have low durability. It is important to use high quality thread/fabrics in good knitwear and the stitching and manufacturing quality has to be very high in order to enable it to last (especially through multiple harsh winter seasons).
The two designers we are going to show you today definitely get it right. Folk and Haversack have been doing this for a long time now and consistently release creative and high quality knitwear season after season. With large chunky warm knits for Autumn/Winter and lighter knits with bold creative styling for Spring/Summer there is something for every wardrobe and season.
Don’t be put off that we are moving into warmer months, you should know by now we can’t count on the weather in the UK and having high quality cardigans, tops and chunky jumpers on hand to layer up outfits is essential. You can always remove an item if it gets too hot on any particular day. We recommend you check out the collections below and add a couple of pieces to your wardrobe, believe me they make a great investment and Folk and Haversack are the best of the best!
“Cathal McAteer established the contemporary menswear brand Folk in 2001.
The ethos behind the brand was to create a collection that Cathal’s friends would like to wear, clothes that were fun, unrestricted, understated yet with attention to design & detail.
Cathal has been nominated for two years running for the designer of the year in he Scottish style awards and is also currently designing collections for Folk sister footwear brand Shofolk.”
“Haversack is the creation of a Japanese designer Koji Norihide and was founded in Japan in 1998. Haversack is readily available in Japan, and has a flagship store in Tokyo but is currently only stocked in a handful of places in Europe.
The name Haversack is taken from the bag used by the American army made of linen and wool as a substitute for leather. It was recognised for its strength and durability. The concept of the label is to be a contemporary collection which places great emphasis on detail that always works back to the military themes at its heart.
Through a seriously taken design process that pays complete attention to the cut of the garment, the result is a strong modern silhouette. Natural fabrics like linen and cotton are used to add a richer texture and give an aged look and feel to the garment.”