The Best Crew Neck Sweaters to Brave the Bitter Winter Chill and Look Awesome

Best Crew Neck Sweaters
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There’s something so comforting about crew neck sweaters for men. You slip one on, toss on a pair of jeans and in 10 seconds or less you’ve got a cool-looking outfit that also feels good. Add blazer and trousers to a sweater, and you’ve got a fool-proof winter ensemble that’s as chic as it is warm.

Fashion experts can go on ad nauseam about creating a style wardrobe that must have a handful of essential items like T-shirtsdark jeanswhite sneakers, and of course, the crew neck sweater — it’s enough to make you roll your eyes out of your head. But honestly, owning a crew neck sweater (or three) is really a great boost for your overall style, comfort (yes that word again) and look. Especially during winter. Wool and cashmere, whether all of one type or a blend, add much-needed warmth when the temps dip down.

Here’s an example of how a crew neck sweater can make you look cool. Say you’re working from home and are in a tee and jeans; you’ve got a Zoom meeting coming up in twenty minutes. You need to look a bit more pulled together or business-y when discussing fourth quarter options, right? Toss on a crew neck sweater over said tee, and if you’re feeling jaunty, add a bandana and boom! You look like Mr. Master-of-it-all.

We’ve gathered up crew neck sweaters that you can wear now through spring. In our roundup, we’ve snagged some classics and a few trendy items too. Basically, there is a crew neck sweater for almost any activity or mood.


1. Polo Ralph Lauren Cable-Knit Crew Neck Sweater


Trust Ralph Lauren to serve up classic, but not stuffy fashion season after season. This handsome crew neck sweater is a cable knit made with a blend of merino wool, cashmere, and wool. It’s really the perfect sweater; it works beautifully with tailored pieces and weekend wear. Yes, you can wear it with joggers and pinstripe pants too.

Polo-Ralph-Lauren-Cable-Knit-Merino-Wool-and-Cashmere-Blend-Crew-Neck-Sweater Courtesy of Mr Porter

2. Rossignol Crew Neck Fleece Sweater


A crew neck sweater that’s made from 100% recycled fleece warmth is a win-win. Not only is it sustainable, it’s also a very handsome looking too. Ski gear and clothing maker Rossignol’s designed a comfy pullover that looks great on the slopes, off the slopes, and wherever you are.

Rossignol-Crew-Neck-Fleece-Sweater Courtesy of Rossignol

3. Point Zero by Maurice Benisti Colorblock Recycled Polyester Sweater


This handsome diamond-patterned crew neck sweater has a fading colorblock from wine to charcoal black. If you’re a guy who hates the idea of hand washing sweaters or dropping them off at the dry cleaners, this is a sweater for you, as you can toss it in the washing machine. Made from 100% recycled polyester it’s kind to the environment and looks good too.

Point-Zero-by-Maurice-Benisti-Colorblock-Recycled-Polyester-Sweater Courtesy of Saks Off Fifth

4. Saks Fifth Avenue Textured Sweater


Saks calls this color “hot chili oil,” and it’s a pleasing orange-red that warms you up just from looking at it. It’s a fine gauge cashmere blend sweater that can be worn alone or layered.

Saks-Fifth-Avenue-Textured-Sweater Courtesy of Saks Off Fifth

5. Blood Brother Oversize Intarsia Logo Sweater


What’s intasia? It’s a knitting pattern that uses different types of wool to create a pattern, sometimes with many colors, or like this one from Blood Brother, two shades that seemingly add depth to the pattern. Logomania is still trending, oh, let’s be honest, it’s not going away anytime soon, and this slightly Op Art-looking crew neck sweater will always look cool. It has a slightly oversized cut and is a tad fuzzy. Punch it up by wearing a bright cotton turtleneck underneath, or pair it with wine-colored jeans.

Blood-Brother-Oversize-Intarsia-Logo-Sweater Courtesy of Nordstrom

6. L.L.Bean x Todd Snyder Heritage Sweater


Over here at SPY, we’re fans of both L.L. Bean and Todd Snyder. Every few months the duo drops a few more items from their latest collaboration, and we think this merino wool crew neck sweater is an instant classic. Cut slightly on the trim side, this sweater’s print takes its inspiration from a photo of a leaping trout from Bean’s 1942 spring catalog.

Courtesy of L.L. Bean

7. ASOS DESIGN Geometric Jacquard Crew Neck Sweater


Artsy and punk-ish with a cool streetwear vibe, this oversized crew neck sweater from ASOS Design is a must-have this year. This dropped shoulder gray sweater has pops of color that make the geometric shapes really pop. Try it with relaxed-fit jeans and combat boots.

ASOS-DESIGN-Geometric-Jacquard-Crew-Neck-Sweater Courtesy of Nordstrom

8. Goodthreads Men’s Lambswool Crewneck Sweater Red/Navy Stripe


Goodthreads lambswool sweater has a winter sport vibe a la ice hockey or skiing. Wear it on the slopes over a cotton turtleneck or around town with a puffer jacket.

Goodthreads-Mens-Lambswool-Crewneck-Sweater-Red-Navy-Stripe Courtesy of Amazon

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