Mens Spring/Summer Knits Guide - Part 1

This Spring Summer there is a range of knitwear to keep you that little bit warmer when there’s a slight chill in the British summertime breeze. With such a vast range on offer, its difficult to know what to chose, but luckily I’ve done it for you. After reading this, you’ll know what to wear and how. Read on.

The right piece of knitwear can be both stylish and practical. There are shapes appropriate for all occasions and light summer knits are easily packed into a bag when the sun comes out.

You can mix and match knitwear with lots of different types of clothing, for example graphic t-shirts and vest tops. These Spring/Summer knits are lighter than those of the Autumn/Winter, however can be layered up in the colder months for extra warmth.

This article will show you the key knitwear shapes with examples and product picks for each. The products cater from high street fashion to high end and designer fashion. Check out the ‘Style this knit’ feature that suggests what to wear it with. You can use these suggestions to create a look perfect for you, which matches your personal style.

Homespun Hand-Knit T-shirt

Homespun Hand-knit T-shirts


  • Waist/Thigh-length knit.
  • Relaxed fit.
  • Elbow length sleeve.
  • Irregular knit pattern.

Indigo Waffle Crew Neck JumperOpening Ceremony Knit T-ShirtShort sleeve cashmere knit

Style this knit with:

  • Tailored shorts.
  • Pastel coloured trousers.
  • Fitted shirt underneath.

HUGO Hinlo Tailored ShortsASOS Overdyed Slim TrousersPaul Smith Jeans Washed Oxford Shirt

Minimalist Polo Knit

Minimalist Polo Knits for S/S 10


  • Classic fit, fully fashioned.
  • Button down.
  • Smooth knit.

Navy Dogtooth Knitted PoloJohn Smedley Intarsia Detail Polo KnitFred Perry Knitted Sports Polo Shirt

Style this knit with:

  • Retro sunglasses.
  • Low V Neck T-shirt.
  • Checked tailored shorts.

ASOS Clubmaster Retro SunglassesWHITE SUPER DEEP VEE T-SHIRTWhite Check Smart Shorts

Stretched-Fit Relaxed Cardigan

Stretched-Fit Relaxed Cardigan for SS 10


  • Low button.
  • Longer, more roomy sleeve.
  • Wide cuffs.
  • Anti-fit.

Humor Farno KnitPeoples Market long cardiganRaf Simons

Style this knit with:

  • Graphic t-shirt.
  • Slim or Skinny jeans.
  • Plimsolls.

Torch TeeAcid Wash Zip Spray-onDior Homme

Editor: Check back tomorrow for part two of Matthews Spring/Summer knit guide where he will showcase 3 more cuts as well as other details which have the potential to be massive for the rest of the year.