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The Best Men’s Cable Knit Sweaters For Winter

With winter in full swing, you're likely considering how to upgrade your wardrobe, stay warm, and look good. While ironic holiday sweaters are great in December, you're going to want something slightly more comfortable, rugged, even sophisticated, for your winter attire. While you might think it hard to achieve a garment both rugged and sophisticated, you may not have worn a cable knit sweater before. This stylish garment originated in Ireland where it was popular with fishermen. The unique cable knitting of the fabric added warmth and, when left untreated, wool has natural waterproof properties.

Cotton Cable Knit Sweater
L.L. Bean Crewneck Cotton Cable Knit Sweater
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Aran Woolen Mills Cable Knitted Fisherman Sweater
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Cable Knit Cardigan
J. Crew Cable-Knit Shawl-Collar Cardigan
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Cashmere Cable Knit Sweater
Polo Ralph Lauren Cashmere Cable Knit Sweater
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Boss Nannos Oversize Turtleneck Cable Knit Wool Sweater
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Topman Sweatervest
Topman Cable Knit Sweater Vest
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L.L. Bean Crewneck Cotton Cable Knit Sweater

L.L. Bean takes the classic cable knit look but has made a sweater from 100% organic cotton. This is your go-to for a super comfortable cable knit.

Cotton Cable Knit Sweater
L.L. Bean Crewneck Cotton Cable Knit Sweater
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Aran Woolen Mills Cable Knitted Fisherman Sweater

If you're looking for a 100% wool sweater, this merino cable-knit from Aran is a great option. Made in Ireland, this sweater is 100% merino wool which is less itchy than other wool. Available in a variety of classic, stylish colors, all at an affordable price, this sweater is a great option.

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Aran Woolen Mills Cable Knitted Fisherman Sweater
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J. Crew

J. Crew Cable-Knit Shawl-Collar Cardigan

The warmth of a cable knit sweater combines with a cardigan look in this stylish piece from J. Crew. With hand-warming pockets and wooden buttons, this cardigan walks the line of casual and dressy perfectly.

Cable Knit Cardigan
J. Crew Cable-Knit Shawl-Collar Cardigan
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Ralph Lauren

Polo Ralph Lauren Cashmere Cable Knit Sweater

If you want the ultimate in cable-knit comfort, consider going with a cashmere sweater. This sweater from Ralph Lauren checks boxes for both comfort and style.

Cashmere Cable Knit Sweater
Polo Ralph Lauren Cashmere Cable Knit Sweater
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Boss Nannos Oversize Turtleneck Cable Knit Wool Sweater

If you were admiring Hemingway's turtleneck above, the Boss Nannos Oversize Turtleneck might be for you. The combined warmth of wool and the turtleneck design will keep you cozy and looking good.

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Boss Nannos Oversize Turtleneck Cable Knit Wool Sweater
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Topman Cable Knit Sweater Vest

Sometimes you don't need a whole sweater. While vests aren't right for every occasion, this vest paired with a nice flannel could be just the ticket.

Topman Sweatervest
Topman Cable Knit Sweater Vest

If sweaters do not currently factor into your wardrobe, you might check out our round-up of the best sweaters for 2022 and our guide on how to buy a quality sweater. But if you're already on board with the cable knit, read on to see our top choices.

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