There are winter sweaters that you reach for as an afterthought, and then there are the best winter sweaters, pieces that make an outfit thanks to their dependable style. You can use a sweater to punch up a crisp ensemble or wear it in a more casual way. We’re sure of one thing: The best winter sweaters for men don’t skimp on style, warmth, or (dare we say it) … an extra dash of cool.
L.L. Bean Irish Fisherman’s Crewneck Heritage Sweater – $159
Just looking at the handsome and remarkably rugged Irish Fisherman’s Crewneck from L.L. Bean conjures a different time, an era when a day’s work meant a day on the water and around the docks. Your winter pursuits are a little different, we’d wager, but this classic sweater will still look great as you kick up your feet with your favorite spirit in front of a warm fire.
Uniqlo Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater – $100
Didn’t think Uniqlo could take things up a notch in terms of premium style? Think again, because this turtleneck is at once on-trend and yet traditional, the ideal sweater to wear with a tan herringbone blazer. (If you need help picking out the perfect blazer, we got you covered.)
Canada Goose Galloway Sweater – $395
The great folks at Canada Goose can help you with the rest of your winter wardrobe, and the Galloway Sweater — which features technical performance and a minimal design — is but one reason to get with the program.
Grayers Andover Wool Linen Crewneck – $125
Want a classic, sharp sweater to layer over an easygoing Oxford paired up with your favorite chinos? Then the Grayers Andover Wool Linen Crewneck is your pick. Easy to wear under a quilted field jacket or a camel topcoat thanks to the neutral color and breathable fabric blend, this casual number is great for lounging around weekends, opening gifts by the tree, or knocking back a stout or two at a holiday party.
Perry Ellis Striped Colorblock Sweater – $79.50
If you want to inject a little bit of bold, retro flair into your winter look — maybe for an evening at your favorite ski lodge? — this handsome Perry Ellis sweater is the way to, perhaps with some understated navy Donegal trousers.