The Best of Fair Isle for Him


The beautiful intricate knit of fair isle sweaters are a classic winter staple for men and women. But fair isle sweaters don’t have to be the crazy Cosby sweaters we remember from the ’90s! Check out a few of these classy and contemporary fair isle sweaters for men. These selections would make great Christmas gifts too!

  • Winter Necktie 1 of 8
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    This necktie is a little kitschy and super nostalgic. Perfect touch for a classic ensemble!

    Available from Urban Outfitters for $24

  • Red Sweater 2 of 8
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    This red fair isle sweater has lots of classic style. Perfect for trimming the tree or wearing to holiday parties.

    Available from Macy's for $69.99

  • Navy Scarf 3 of 8

    Want to give a little fair isle flair without the sweater? This navy and white scarf is the perfect touch!

    Available from Gap for $34.95

  • Holiday Sweater 4 of 8

    A fun nod to the Cosby sweaters of yore, with the graphic touch of today's novelty sweaters.

    Available from ASOS for $72.60

  • Beanie 5 of 8
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    This simple beanie has just the right amount of interest with a neutral fair isle pattern.

    Available from Macy's for $9.99

  • Bomber Jacket 6 of 8

    This cool bomber jacket has an unexpected twist a fair isle patterned neckline!

    Available from ASOS for $154.27

  • Crew Neck Sweater 7 of 8
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    This slim fitting crew neck sweater has classic style with a bit of a vintage flair. 

    Available from Nordstrom for $69.50

  • Striped Necktie 8 of 8

    This graphic knit necktie has classic fair isle style with modern sensibilities.

    Available from ASOS for $21.78

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