Knitwear might be not exactly what first comes to mind in the Summer yet to come, but it will be what people need for the Autumn.
H&M is definitely going strength to strength, and I have got to say that their menswear in general has evolved throughout the years (quality, and design wise), and especially within its autumn 2012 collection.
I am relieved that H&M did not go the cliché way in knitwear, offering the usual patterns that we always see, but focused more on cuts, and texture.
Off course, the range still offers the retail giant’s infamous use of tweed knit jumpers, and pullovers.
But if you want something new, and fashion forward I recommend people to sport the multi-textured knit jumper, where nearer to the chest area, it has this interesting gap.
The design and cut of the style is less prominent in its look book image. It definitely looks better in real life, which is hardly what I say to any products.
It is evident that H&M is trying different ways to push the material, and trying to make it more wearable, in a way that it does not become ones armour.
I have got to be honest; at times knitwear can be perceived as the sort of apparel which you would wear during those Christmas dinners, or when you basically have no idea what to put on.
One suggestion to those men, who want to look smart in it, is to not over layer, because it can get quite bulky, and to be thoughtful on which item you would like to emphasise.
The knitwear top should either be the centre piece of your ensemble, or used as a secondary layer that complements let’s say your trench coat.
There are also some suggestions of knit accessories enclosed in this post, catered to those who are seeking for a more subtle touch of the upcoming trend.
- Michael Cheung -