From drinks with friends to weekend lunches, by way of après-ski activities and meeting your partner's parents, there's something about wearing a graphic knit that says "I'm a dependable, amicable sort of guy with a sense of style and personality to boot". Wearers of patterned sweaters don't get into fights outside bars, or leer at waitresses; they're good guys - people you want to know. Combine this with the fact that boldly patterned knitwear is on trend for the coming season (numerous designers including Paul Smith, Etro and Burberry Prorsum included it in their AW12 shows) and you're onto a winner. Stay ahead of the pack and get in on the action early, by clicking through the gallery above to see six of our favourite graphic knits.
Words by Mr Peter Henderson