"The humble crewneck knit might be a basic wardrobe essential, but it's also the perfect mix of subtlety and style. The right one will bring you all endless comfort and joy."
A classic crew neck is an everyday basic – we all need a few exceptional ones in our wardrobes. Perfect for throwing on after a balmy day at the beach in the summer, and just as easily layered over a pretty-collared shirt in cooler climes. We’re leaning towards a cool and calming palette of neutrals – like toffee and camel – slate and chalky greys, and navy.
There are also a slew of independent brands doing really incredible things to make sure your classic crews are as honest as possible. Sheep Inc create their knits from ultra-fine Merino wool sourced from regenerative New Zealand farms. They’re also knitted using solar-powered, zero-waste machines in a seamless link-links knit. While & Daughter’s ‘Rooska’ knit is spun from pure Yorkshire lambswool and Genevieve Sweeney’s pieces work with hand-selected mills around the UK – she champions craft and nurtures traditional processes. Navy Grey also uses Certified traceable wools from progressive farms to create their 100% natural knits.
Bolster your basics and shop our edit of the best classic crews here…