How to Wear a Roll Neck Jumper

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Roll neck jumpers are the best when it comes to comfort and design in winter. Worn casually or formally, there’s no way they won’t work this season. This style guide will show you how to wear your roll neck jumper in no time.


Men’s Knitwear

Roll Neck Jumper

Before we have a look at our recommended styling combinations and how to wear  jumpers, it’s worth looking at the best colours in which are avaiable. After all, it’s always good to dress seasonally and that involves a broad colour palette of autumnal hues.

Burgundy Jumper

To be in sync with the autumnal landscape, there’s nothing better than a burgundy or red polo neck jumper, only avaibable here at The Idle Man. If you don’t already have this colour in your wardrobe just yet, we suggest you integrate it as soon as humanly possible.


Investing in this type of men’s knitwear will definitely pay off. It’ll look great underneath an overcoat and it can be easily dressed down with a pair of jeans and boots. In case you need a more formal outfit, swap the jeans for a pair of tailored trousers and the boots for some polished formal shoes. You’ll be good to go in no time.


Brown Roll Neck Jumper

Carrying on with the must-have colourways for autumn/winter, we can’t forget about brown and its different shades. Dark browns, in particular, is a key colour you need to include in your outfits and a key shade for men’s knitwear. In case you’re not a fan of the classic camel coat, investing in a roll neck jumper in this hue is a great alternative.


When dressing for Autumn, make the most of earth and neutral tones. Pair the roll neck with a tan duffle coat, slim trousers and a pair of ankle boots for a smart finish. A perfect look for walks in the countryside, this is bound to keep you warm but still look preppy.



Black Roll Neck Jumper

This colour and style can be easily described as the autumn/winter counterpart to the basic and classic black T-shirt for spring summer. More often than not, describing something as basic isn’t necessarily a compliment. However, in this case, it’s the synonym of essential. Imagine you wake up late in the morning and you’re running around the house like a headless chicken. The last thing you need is to waste more time in front of your wardrobe. Well, with a black roll neck jumper to rely on, you won’t have to worry about putting together a decent outfit.


The versatility of black paired with this practical and timeless design will allow you to wear basically anything with it. An all-black look works in every scenario and by completing the look with black jeans or trousers and a pair of boots, you’ll be ready for the office and a drink after work with zero effort. In case you don’t want to look like you’re going to a funeral, add a touch of colour with a navy or earthtone coat.


Navy Polo Neck Jumper

Same rules apply here as for the black turtle neck jumper. Navy blue jumpers is always a spot on choice if you’re looking for an alternative to black.


A navy blue roll neck jumper will look particularly good with a pair of grey trousers or jeans. For an additional textural element, you can top everything off with a pair of sand suede desert boots. Experiment your look further by making the most of your outwear. For that extra layer of warmth pair your roll neck with a denim jacket and a peacoat. To avoid looking head to toe in blue, always prompt for a slim black jean.



Chunky Roll Neck Jumper

For ultimate comfort and warmth, there’s nothing better than being hugged by the softness of a chunky roll neck jumper to step up your knitwear game. In case the feeling of wool over your bare skin is something you can’t stand, you can always wear a long sleeve T-shirt underneath. This way you won’t have to worry about scratching your arms and chest all day.

It’s actually pretty hard to hit the right level of chunky. If your jumper is too thick you’ll inevitable feel overly constricted and that warm hug will soon turn into a painful chokehold. Therefore, make sure that you’ll have enough freedom of movement.



How to Wear a Roll Neck Jumper

It’s finally time to have a proper look at how to wear this great piece of men’s knitwear. Don’t worry, we have polished outfits lined up for casual and more formal occasions alike.

Wrap up Warm

For the everyday look you want something that’s not so chunky it looks like your gran knitted it for you. However, it can’t be so thin that it looks like cycle wear. A slim fit will be just great for layering so you can dress depending on the weather.

Pair it up with a denim jacket, such as this one from Levi’s and some chinos for something that looks good but not as though it took hours to put together. If it gets even colder just throw a loose fitting coat over the top of your jacket. Don’t worry about it looking too bulky – the roll neck acts like a fake scarf and gives the illusion that you’re wearing two layers rather than three.


Smart-Casual Attire

The best thing about a roll neck jumper is that you can wear it simply, and then throw on a smart jacket or trousers and you suddenly have an outfit that’s formal and comfortable. To create a minimalistic look while also creating a, a simple smart trouser is also going to pull the piece together and make a flattering V shape. Additionally, this look is perfect if you are wanting to look taller, as the V shape creates the perfect illusion.


Dress-Down Friday

Dress down Friday at work? No problem. If you are dreading the morning rush (or last minute) opting for a roll neck can create the perfect casual yet defined look – if worn correctly. Down to your own colour of choice, opt for a leather jacket to layer with your roll neck.


Your Quick Guide on How to Wear Roll Neck Jumpers

  • Men’s roll neck jumpers are a great piece of men’s knitwear to begin the mid-season with.
  • Make sure you incorporate all the main autumnal colours such as burgundy and camel as well as the key essentials like black and navy.
  • Opting for thick  mens turtle neck jumper? make sure that you have just the right amount of thickness so that you can actually move.
  • A turtle neck jumper is simply perfect for autumn/winter layering.
  • Quick tip: For a more formal autumnal outfit, grab your best black polo neck jumper and add a streamlined blazer to the mix.



On That Note

Knowing how to wear these jumpers is a basic and essential skill to have in your styling repertoire. Thanks to this guide you’ll be able to comfortably put together any outfit featuring this design. After all, there’s nothing better than a soft polo neck jumper to keep you warm this autumn/winter. Don’t forget to swing by our shop to have a look at all the latest arrivals for this season, you’ll surely find the perfect companions to your favourite jumper.

Now that summer’s packed its bags and left us without even a goodbye note, it’s time to throw away the sandals (or at least shove them to the back of your wardrobe). You’ll need to pick something out that’s better for the autumn days. In this case, a roll neck jumper is bang on.


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