While we all love a good hoodie, there’s something to be said about the importance of a standard sweatshirt. The crewneck sweatshirt is one of those quintessential menswear pieces that should be in everyone’s wardrobe. While they provide the same great warmth and inherent coziness of their hooded bretheren, standard sweatshirts are a little easier to dress up or down depending on the situation.
However you decide you want to style your’s, snagging a sweatshirt is a quick and easy way to ensure you’re both stylish and warm. We’ve rounded up 10 of our favorites you can buy right now. From cool graphics, smart reimaginings, and even luxury offerings, here are the best sweatshirts for men.
1. Todd Snyder x Champion Pocket Sweatshirt
We’re huge fans of Todd Snyder here at SPY, and a lot of our love for the NYC-based designer started with the Champion collaboration that produced this sweatshirt. A perfect midweight option, you can easily dress this up or down depending on the situation (thanks to its vintage-inspired design), which makes it great to wear to the office with a tie, to the bar afterward, or even to hang out on the couch in over the weekend. No matter what you’re doing, make sure you’re doing it in this sweatshirt. And while grey is our preferred color option, it comes in just about every shade imaginable.
2. Russell Athletic Dri-Power Sweatshirt
Want a cheap, no-frills, yet still sharp-looking sweatshirt? Russell Athletic’s Dri-Power sweatshirt comes in at under $20, making it a stylish and deeply affordable option for those who need a good mid-layer. With 17 different colors, you can stock up on a few different hues all in one go without totally breaking your wallet.
3. Uniqlo French Terry Sweatshirt
Diehard fashion enthusiasts know that Uniqlo is the place to shop for great-fitting, great-looking, well-priced basics. Their take on a standard sweatshirt sits squarely within that same mode: vintage-inspired details are updated with a modern cut to reflect today’s stylings. And, since it’s crafted from french terry, it’s both soft and warm, which is exactly what you want when temperatures start to really dip. Oh, and it’s $30, which makes it a win for everyone.
4. Everlane Uniform French Terry Sweatshirt
Direct-to-consumer online brand Everlane’s Uniform line is a collection of basics that the brand believes in it so much, they’re willing to give you a 365-day guarantee on it. That means if a collar shrinks, if holes develop, whatever, they’ll swap it out for a new one. The french terry construction ensures both warmth and comfort, while also offering plenty of durability. In short, it’s built for the long-haul. Oh, and this “Pine” colorway is so very in-vogue right now.
5. Metallica Distressed Washed Sweatshirt
Graphic sweatshirts may come and go, but we promise that snagging one with this incredible Metallica print on it is as close to a timeless option as you can get. The hardcore, rock-inspired design instantly gives your outfit some character and attitude. Think of it in the same way you would a normal graphic tee, just much warmer. Plus, the slightly distressed details make it look like you’ve had it forever, even if that’s not really the case.
6. Nike Club Fleece Sweatshirt
If it’s freezing outside, opting for a hot material like fleece can help to stave off winter’s worst. This version from Nike gives you the cool name brand with a cool technical application. We dig the placement of the famous check, as it is a little subtle. Although, watch yourself if you decide to opt for the white colorway, as it can get dirty quickly if you’re not careful.
7. Polo Ralph Lauren Garment-Dyed Fleece Sweatshirt
Polo Ralph Lauren’s Garment-Dyed Fleece Sweatshirt is made to look like you’ve had it forever, thanks to its already broken-in appearance and texture. The little details here — like the ribbed hem and cuffs — make the sweatshirt a considerably stylish option. The pre-dyed process makes it so that the shirt will retain its hue wear after wear. And its fleece material will keep you really warm.
8. Rowing Blazers “Triple Collegiate” Sweatshirt
Rowing Blazers is hands-down one of our favorite brands here at SPY. If you’re looking for a distinctive sweatshirt that’s both comfortable and stylish, opt for this “Triple Collegiate” version. Clad with a repeating, college-style Rowing Blazers text, it’s the sweatshirt version of a shirt once rocked by Timothée Chalamet. How’s that for an endorsement?
9. Mr. Porter x Kingsman Stripe-Trimmed Cotton and Cashmere-Blend Sweatshirt
One of the best parts of the Kingsman series is the truly incredible fashion. Normally cinematic style is hard to get, but Mr. Porter has made it really easy by offering up a collaboration that actively lets you shop for looks seen in the movies. This specific sweatshirt is a really stunning piece, thanks to not only its construction (fleece, cotton, and cashmere make it warm and super soft!) but its design as well (the striped details at the cuffs and hems make it a little more dressy). If you’re willing to pay a bit more, you’re in for a fantastic luxury option.
10. Carhartt Work in Progress Sweatshirt
When we wrote about Carhartt a little while ago, we mentioned the Work in Progress line, which takes staple pieces from the workwear brand and positions them a little more stylishly. Their take on a sweatshirt is a perfect example; it’s slimmed down just a bit and made from more quality materials to provide an option that looks really, really clean. The cotton and fleece blend ensure you’re warm, but not too hot, during those really cold days.