It can be hard to find the perfect crewneck sweatshirt — unless you know where to start. The crewneck sweater is among those uniquely American items of clothing, up there with blue jeans and the crewneck tee. It’s practically taken on a life of its own. With athletic roots, rugged style, and the heritage to back it up, this silhouette is now a go-to for guys who want to embody casual, laid-back cool.
And the good news? You can be one of those guys — if you pick up one of our favorites before it gets too chilly. There’s absolutely no way to go wrong with one of the best crewneck sweatshirts for men.
American Giant French Terry Crew, $69
Leave it to a fittingly named, American-made brand like American Giant to make an essential crewneck sweater. Crafted from soft French Terry cotton and available in seven colors, this crewneck is tailored and easy to wear thanks to its mid-weight fabric. We’d style the Blue Shadow with slim tan chinos and gray high-top sneakers on a casual fall weekend.
Buck Mason Raglan Sweatshirt, $78
To go along with the brand’s exceptional T-shirts, expertly faded denim, and crazy-good leather jackets, Buck Mason makes a heck of a classic sweatshirt. The raglan construction helps any guy look athletic and strong, and the earthen Clay color complements black or faded blue denim and brown leather high-top sneakers.
Todd Snyder x Champion Pocket Sweatshirt, $98
Lauded American menswear designer Todd Snyder has perhaps done more than any U.S. designer to make the crewneck sweater an accessible style for guys everywhere. His collaboration with Champion is among the best of the best — quality fabric, a versatile gray color that pairs well with nearly anything in your closet, and a fit that can work under a herringbone blazer or atop a blue Oxford.
Dockers Crewneck Sweatshirt, $68
Dockers does more than just classic, slim-fitting chinos. In fact, the brand’s crewneck sweatshirt, which is garment-dyed for extra softness, would work quite well over a white chambray shirt and a pair of tobacco-colored chinos in the fall.
Grayers Cabana Stripe Crew, $98
Want a sweater to layer under a rugged, waxed cotton field jacket or a selvedge denim jacket? This striped cotton crew number from Grayers is just the right weight for layering with your favorite outerwear — ready to for a weekend trip yet?
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