Here, then, are our favorite sweaters in the iconic styles that are as easy to wear as your summer slub-neck. They are best worn out of necessity, not out of fashion (though they will be fashionable). When you feel that chill creep up your spine, reach for one of these, confident in the fact that there’s no wrong way to wear them, only in how to think of them.
The Best Men’s Sweaters Pendleton Men's Shetland Crew-Neck Sweater
If you invest in one sweater for winter, let it be this crew neck. It's machine-washable, with ribbing at collar, cuffs and waistband, and will be your cold-weather workhorse.
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This is the best kind of basic: A style that never goes out of style. Pendleton’s timeless wool sweater is rich with color and texture and made of pure virgin wool. Speaking of color, the variety is pretty spectacular.
Pendleton Men's Shetland Half Zip Cardigan Sweater
We love Mister Rogers, and we especially love the cardigans he wore. Here's an updated version of a true classic.
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Pair this wool cardigan with fitted pants, and make sure the sleeves fit just right. You don’t want anything too oversized or baggy.
State Cashmere Essential Crewneck Sweater
Every guy needs that go-to cashmere sweater, and this one from State Cashmere is here for you.
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This closet staple is made from sustainable Mongolian cashmere and as you might suspect, wearing it is akin to wrapping yourself in the softest of cotton. You get a round crew neckline, and pull on closure. You can layer it, or wear it solo.
Goodthreads Men's Soft Cotton Rib Stitch Crewneck Sweater
There are days when you're running late, maybe the kid puked, and you don't want to overthink your outfit. Pull on this cotton sweater and call it a day.
Buy Now $30.00 Toad&Co Strahlhorn Crew Sweater
You want a sweater to wear while hiking, or going for a ride? This is that sweater. Its fabric is a blend of nylon and wool that is moisture-wicking and heat-regulating, so you stay warm, not itchy or uncomfortable.
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Toad & Co. took its fan-favorite wool and turned it into an abrasion-besting beast. Using slightly more than half wool paired with a stretchy nylon, the result is a fiber that’s warm, lightweight, moisture-wicking, and roll-around durable. The chest zipper is great at dumping heat for the rough-and-tumble dad who’s ready to roughhouse without shedding a layer.
Theory Men's Rovira Full Zip Wool Sweater
Mr. Rogers made cardigans as beloved and iconic as he remains himself. And the zipper on this men's cardigan gives it a nice updated edge.
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This wool zip-up cardigan can be worn over a T-shirt for a more casual vibe, or with a dress shirt for a fancier look. It’s made of merino wool, and has a slim cut to it.
Good Man Brand Men's Black Marl Slub French Terry Varsity Crew Sweatshirt
An easy blend between comfort and style, this jersey sweater has an inset V-gusset that gives it a subtle athletic feel.
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You might have heard of QB Russell Wilson. Well, he’s one of the co-founders of Good Man Brand, and his emphasis is on comfort and wearability. This sweater has both.
Billy Reid Men's Cotton Cashmere Mini Waffle Crew Neck Sweater
The waffle print on this cashmere sweater gives it that extra oomph.
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Cashmere runs hot. Very hot. So if you tend to overheat, opt for this waffle-print sweater, which is 85 percent cotton, 15 percent cashmere, and 100 percent flawless.
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