It’s sweater weather, baby, and you know what that means. Yup, it’s about that time to replenish your wardrobe with the best men’s sweaters to sport this season. Whether you find yourself an avid sweater collector like our own managing editor Tim Werth or you simply need a few new pieces to spice up your style as the temperature continues to drop, there are a ton of sweater options to choose from no matter your taste.
The best men’s sweaters include a ton of different genres, if you will. Some of the most popular sweater options this season are:
- Ugly Christmas sweaters
- Quarter zips and half-zips
- Sweater vests
- Cable-knit sweaters and fisherman sweaters
Though that might seem like a lot, it really doesn’t even end there. Technically speaking, you can also consider regular the best hoodies, zip-ups and sweatshirts to fall under the best men’s sweaters. Though we wouldn’t consider the three as dressy as the eight listed prior, they most certainly are sweaters as far as most guys are concerned, just for a different kind of occasion.
Some sweaters are super dependent on your own sense of style and level of comfort, meaning, we don’t recommend you snag one of each kind (unless you’re SPY’s managing editor – we see you, Tim). For example, some dudes truly cannot pull off a sweater vest without looking like Poindexter, while others can incorporate it into their everyday street-style effortlessly by pairing it with the best men’s joggers of the season or a pair of stylish jeans. At the same time, some sweaters are perfect for just about any kind of guy. Take the classic crewneck, for example. This is a make we suggest for all kinds of guys no matter their style simply because of how easy it is to incorporate into your everyday look.
We’ve been on the lookout for cozy and stylish men’s sweaters ever since temperatures dipped below 75 degrees, and below you’ll find the men’s sweaters SPY editors are shopping this year. Because whether shopping for ourselves or looking for the best sweaters to give as a Valentine’s Day gift for men, we can always use more stylish sweaters in our shopping cart.
With dozens of different options, we’re sure there has to be something you love, so check out our top picks for best men’s sweaters below.
1. Evolved Kent Lightweight Crewneck Sweater
It really does not get any easier than a classic, solid-colored crewneck sweater for men. The lightweight sweater below is a handsomely modern pick that’s available in five different neutral colors. It’s made with moisture-wicking fabric to keep you warm and dry all day long no matter how sweaty you tend to get. The fabric is totally wrinkle-free, too, so you can simply throw it on and go. Available in sizes small to 4XL, this is really the best crewneck sweater for all kinds of men.
2. Goodthreads Striped Crewneck Sweater
The classic men’s crewneck can only be topped by one thing: striped crewneck sweaters. Twenty-two stripes, to be exact. Yes, we counted. This 100% cotton crewneck from Goodthreads is an effortlessly dapper sweater sporting a sort of timeless navy, sailor aesthetic. This cotton sweater is as soft as it gets, so you won’t have to sacrifice style to stay warm this winter.
3. Amazon Essentials V-Neck Sweater
Transform the solid crewneck with a bit of a collar alteration. This solid-colored v-neck is a cozy, 100% cotton sweater that’s perfect for your everyday fall fashion this season. This thing’s incredibly versatile and looks great on its own or underneath your favorite winter coat or office blazer. For a casual look, pair it with your favorite pair of blue jeans or beige chinos.
4. Everlane Felted Merino Rib Knit Crew
BEST RIBBED CREWNECK
A little ribbing never hurt nobody. Add a bit of ribbed wool to your wardrobe with this loose-fitting rib-knit crewneck sweater from SPY-favorite Everlane to throw some texture into your solid color style. This one’s made to be totally durable, but note that it requires dry-cleaning. So, don’t go and throw this in the rest of your Sunday laundry load unless you want it to shrink.
5. UNIQLO Ribbed Turtleneck Long-Sleeve Sweater
When it comes to a good turtleneck sweater option to rock this season, let us be frank: you do not have to break the bank. Just look at this ribbed turtleneck from UNIQLO. For just $15, you can add this easy, solid piece to your closet forever. The neckline hits the Goldilocks zone in terms of turtlenecks, promising that it won’t be too tight, loose, high or short. Additionally, you can find this sweater in a multitude of colors to match your wardrobe perfectly.
6. Madewell Donegal Cable Knit Fisherman Sweater
BEST SWEATER TO GIVE AS A GIFT
Seriously, who doesn’t love Madewell? The Donegal sweater is extremely popular this year, and this classic cable-knit sweater is made from fine wool that will keep him warm. Now that Valentine’s Day is around the corner, we’re also loving this sweater as one of the best gifts for men due to its warm color.
7. Banana Republic Organic Cotton Stripe Sweater
A durable, cotton sweater for just $50? We’ll take five. This yellow, white and navy crewneck from Banana Republic is a good-looking staple you need to add to your winter wardrobe as soon as possible because a deal like this won’t last long. This stylish sweater is super soft and made from organically grown cotton, so you won’t only look good, but you’ll feel good about wearing it, too.
8. Wrangler Authentics Sweater Fleece Quarter-Zip
Merge your favorite zip-up, turtleneck and v-neck sweaters into one with this fleece quarter-zip from Wrangler. The sweater has a relaxed fit with tremendous durability to offer, because, well, it’s Wrangler. If you’re in any way familiar with the brand, you’ll know how quality their clothes are. On top of that, this thing is as soft as it gets, so we’re sure you’re going to love it.
9. Everlane Felted Merino Hoodie
This ain’t your average hoodie. Everlane’s Felted Merino Hoodie totally ditches the traditional material of your regular in-house go to and replaces it with a 100% merino wool. It’s so soft you’re going to want to wear it as much as possible. Pair it with some comfy sweats or your go-to chinos depending on what your day brings you. Right now, you can even get this hoodie for $30 off the original asking price, making it easily one of the most affordable best hoodies to check out in 2021.
10. Amazon Essentials Crewneck Cable Cotton Sweater
Cable-knit sweaters are a true classic in terms of crewneck options and for good reason. These are quite the handsome choice for strutting the streets, your office or a dressy-casual event you need to attend in the near future. Whether you choose to wear it with a tee or button-up shirt underneath, this option from Amazon Essentials is the way to go.
11. Scotch & Soda Gradient Crewneck Sweater
MOST UNIQUE DESIGN
This fresh take on the classic crewneck sweater comes from Scotch & Soda, a favorite of SPY’s sweater-obsessed managing editor Tim Werth. The subtle gradient pattern will draw the eye without drawing attention, if you know what we mean. It’s a great sweater to give as a V-Day gift and will be perfect for the office, date night or casual Sundays. Best part of all? Right now, it’s on sale for 40% off.
12. Amazon Essentials Standard Cotton Cardigan
Taylor Swift said it best when she said, “and when I felt like I was an old cardigan under someone’s bed / you put me on and said I was your favorite.” Almost as good as Taylor Swift’s new album (seriously, who knew Taylor Swift had it in her?), this cozy men’s sweater is the basic cardigan you’ve been looking for.
13. NN07 Jackson 6416 Crewneck Sweater
BEST GEOMETRIC SWEATER
If you love clothes that are 100% guaranteed to earn you compliments, then you’ll want to get into this weird, geometric NN07 sweater, available via Nordstrom for just $142. This pullover sweater is made from a wool and acrylic blend is great for guys with a bolder sense of style.
14. Patagonia Better Sweater Quarter-Zip Pullover
Patagonia’s Better Sweater is a quarter-zip option that’s not only quite charming but it also puts the environment first. The sweater is made from 100% recycled polyester and is dyed with a low-impact process by using a lot less water and energy than regular practices. Also, it’s made with a moisture-wicking fabric that’ll keep you dry all day long.
15. Champion LIFE Reverse Weave Sweatshirt
Ah, the Champion LIFE crewneck sweatshirt. The only thing we’ve been wearing since March 2020. How are you doing, old friend? Because you’ve worn the absolute hell out of your Champion crewneck at this point, it’s time to get a new one. We’re voting on you choosing this black one, considering your last became so stained after gorging yourself all quarantine long.
16. Yingqible Casual V-Neck Sweater Vest
It’s time to ditch the sleeves, my friend. Although you might think sweater vests are a tad dorky, we promise, they’re not. It’s all about how you wear this bad boy. If you want to wear it to the office, yeah, it’s probably going to look a tad dorky and that’s fine. You’re at work and it’s professional, so why not? But, if you want to bring it into your everyday look, we suggest spicing it up with an untucked shirt underneath, a ripped pair of baggy jeans, a beanie and high boots. Try it, you’ll see why it’s cool.
17. Standard Cloth Stockton Tie-Dye Hoodie Sweatshirt
Though summer’s long over, we’re having a seriously hard time giving up the tie-dye trend that once was. Bring your favorite warm-weather pattern into your winter fashion with this tie-dye hoodie sweatshirt that’s perfect for looking stylish in the cold.
18. Amazon Essentials Full-Zip Hooded Fleece Sweatshirt
Zip-up hoodies are some of our favorite things to wear when having a lazy day around the house. With that being said, this fleece zip-up hoodie takes warm and comfortable casual days a step further. Though it has all the features you get in a regular zip-up hoodie (including pockets, a zip closure and a drawstring hood) it also comes with a solid navy chest stripe to make it more fashionable and is one of the softest zip-ups we’ve ever put on. Best part of all? It’s just $20.
19. Banana Republic Nep-Speckled Crew-Neck Sweater
This blue-colored sweater is flecked to the gods, that’s for damn sure. It’s so flecked that it almost looks like paint splatter. The sweater itself is really soft and lightweight, making it a go-to on those warmer chilly days this winter. Plus, the gorgeous color is a perfect match for almost everyone’s wardrobe. Will this be one of the best sweaters you’ll ever own? There’s a good chance, so you better snag it now.
20. Bonobos Merino Frog Crew Neck Sweater
There’s truly no way you can hate on a sweater that’s this cute. With Bonobos’ merino wool frog sweater, you’ll get compliments left and right when strutting the streets. Because with this little guy, you’ll always be in fashion — there’s no doubt about it. Be sure to get it while you still can, the sweater is on final sale!
21. Amazon Essentials Men’s Midweight Crewneck Sweater
BEST LARGE STRIPED
Chunky stripes for the win! This dual-toned, thick-striped sweater is made from a cotton/nylon/wool mix to give a warming, in-style sweater we’re totally crushing on. Amazon took the classic dad-stripe style into a whole new light with their mustard and navy coloration depicted on this baby and we’re loving it. Pair it with a ripped pair of jeans and white converse hi-tops this season to pull together a fun look.
22. Everlane Easy Merino Polo
When living in a world predominantly featuring quarter-zip sweater options, it’s nice to see a quarter-buttoned alternative making waves on the interweb. This merino polo sweater is an attractive option to snag for your wardrobe from Everlane. Feel free to dress it up or down depending on your preference, this thing is quite versatile.
23. H&M Fine-knit Sweater
Sometimes, you want a stripe, but not stripes. If that’s ever the case, check out this single solid-striped fine-knit sweater from H&M. Because it’s H&M, this baby comes at an incredibly affordable price and will look good in the office or on dinner dates with bae.
24. Naadam Essential $75 Cashmere Sweater
Some dudes write cashmere out of their apparel choices entirely due to the heavy price point, but at Naadam, you can get a top-quality cashmere sweater for just $75. Yes, $75. The cashmere is sustainably made from adorable Mongolian goats and ensures very minimal pilling. The color range is extraordinary, too, so if white ain’t your gig, Naadam is sure to have your favorite color to wear.
25. Haculla Bones Sweater
Some of us are a sucker for a big-ticket item — especially when it looks like this. There really is just something about splurging on something you know you can get for cheaper, it gets the gears going. This skeletal sweater is a seriously cool find that sits at just over $800. It’s clad in numerous bones and a couple of hearts that pays homage to the human body and looks pretty killer when on.