Mens Spring/Summer Knits Guide - Part 2
Editor Introduction

So yesterday Matthew featured the first part of his Spring/Summer knitwear guide with 3 of the main cuts/styles you will be able to find online and at your local high street this season. We have split the whole guide into 2 parts so that it is easier for you to digest and gives you time to consider which type would work well within your current wardrobe. Today we have another 3 styles to take a look at, as well as what items you should be pairing them with this year. At the end you will also find a mini round-up of trends within knitwear to look out for.


Knitwear Guide – Part 2

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.

Sheer-Layered Co-ordinates

Sheer-Layered Co-ordinates For SS10


  • Cropped boat neck.
  • Long length.
  • Scoop vest second layer.
  • Fine and light knit.

Lost and FoundPeter Werth Shawl Neck JumperOmar Kashoura Short Sleeved Cardigan Flat Bind

Style this knit with:

  • T-shirt or Vest top underneath the knitwear.
  • Chinos.
  • Pattern shorts.

Costume NationalFull Circle Withnail Slim ChinosGrey Seersucker Shorts

Mixed-Stitch Tunic

Mixed-Stitch Tunic For SS10


  • Relaxed fit.
  • Dropped shoulder.
  • Ladder stitch.

Uniforms For The Dedicated Loose Round Neck JumperCarolyn Massey Cable Knit Jumpere tautz

Style this knit with:

  • Linen trousers.
  • Denim shorts.
  • Deck shoes.

zegna zRipped Slouch Denim ShortsBottega Veneta

Scoop Neck Vest Knit

Scoop Neck Vest knit for SS10


  • Scoop neck or V Neck.
  • Perfect as a layer under a cardigan or tailored jacket.
  • Cotton knit.

Seize VestBernhard Willhelm Waffle Knit Vest Ralph Lauren

Style this knit with:

  • Cardigan.
  • Jacket.
  • Holdall.

Chicago Cardiganpaul smithBrown Weave Holdall

Extra Details To Look Out For
Knitwear Colours

Summer Knit Colours

The key colours for knitwear this season are [left to right above]:

  • Summer white
  • Champagne Neutral
  • Pastel
  • Soft Grey
  • Mauve
  • Indigo
Knitwear Techniques

Knitwear Detailing and Techniques

Different prints on your knitwear will create an individual and stylish look.

Layering is crucial to build up that seasonal image. This is achieved using vests and cardigans.

Collage – create a mix of different knits to build up your look. The knits can be random as you want them to be.

Block colouring – don’t be afraid to mix and match on bright plain colours of knits. This creates a confident look. Taxi yellow is one of my favourites.

Stripes and designs – there are loads of knits available that are detailed with stripes or different designs. This creates something more interesting than a plain colour.