One of our favorite pieces to recommend to our clients this time of year is a cozy men’s wool sweater.
Why? Because if you find the right one, it’s a high-quality wardrobe workhorse that’ll have your back for years to come.
We asked our styling team for their top five picks so keep scrolling to see what they said.
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1. Rag & Bone: Martin Merino Wool Crewneck Sweater
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First up, the Martin Merino crewneck from rag & bone. We love this men’s crewneck sweater because it’s lightweight yet cozy.
Part of this is thanks to the merino wool fabrication. You’ll see a couple of Merino wool sweaters on this list because of how unique this fabric is. It’s naturally moisture-wicking, insulating without feeling stuffy, and it’s much more comfortable than other types of wool.
(I’m sure a lot of us hear the word wool and picture the super thick, itchy things our grandfathers wore.)
This type of wool doesn’t crease, irritate skin, or smell. It’s also better at holding its shape than other knits, so it won’t wear out prematurely.
We like to recommend lightweight sweaters to our clients because they’re versatile, easy to layer, and just look better visually. Bulky sweaters are just that– bulky. While this sweater won’t protect you from freezing temps, it’s perfect for autumn, the office, or wearing under a coat on your commute.
Partner this sweater with black chinos and brown chukkas for a power casual dress code.
2. The Men’s Store Bloomingdale’s: Long-Sleeve Polo
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An underrated type of sweater for men is the long-sleeve polo. So many guys only think of polos during the summertime. But find a good long-sleeved version in a well-made knit and your set for fall and winter.
Personally, we like polo sweaters because they are the definition of business casual. They’re not as dressy as a button-down shirt but not as laidback as a crew neck. The collared neck subtly elevates this piece.
This sweater comes in a few different core colors and even a reddish raisin. But if you want to go classic, the black version is our top pick.
Style this with heathered grey trousers. Depending on your dress code and the weather outside, finish the look with white sneakers or with lace-up oxfords.
3. Boss: Leno-P Slim Fit Wool Crewneck Sweater
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Next, check out this slim-fit wool crewneck sweater for men by Boss. We love this 100% wool style for similar reasons to the other pieces on this list.
Again, it’s lightweight, comfortable, classic, and the color makes it easy to mix and match.
Boss is a brand known for their quality materials and timeless styling and this Turkish-made crewneck is no exception.
Last but not least, we love the slim fit for a more tailored look. It’s easy for sweaters to look boxy and throw off your proportions. But this crew neck men’s sweater complements most builds instead of hiding or adding to them.
4. Theory: Arnaud Regal Merino Wool Sweater
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Another entry into our list of favorite Merino wool sweaters for men is this one from Theory. This one has a classic fit, with a ribbed hem and cuffs for a fitted yet classic look.
We also like that this men’s sweater has a subtle detail at the neckline and sleeves: a little white stripe. Though small, these touches are a great way to infuse a little bit more personality into your wardrobe.
You can dress this piece up or down. Try it with tech-fabric pants and sneakers for a weekend look or with trousers and chukkas.
5. Joe’s Jeans: Cory Shawl Collar Cardigan
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Rounding out our list of the best men’s wool sweaters is this shawl collar cardigan by Joe’s Jeans.
We love open layers, from jackets to blazers to cardigans. A cardigan is a great way to frame your outfit and make your look more interesting without feeling too formal.
Think of a cardigan as an alternative to a blazer. It’s that added something that makes your outfit feel more styled and put-together.
We recommend this specific style because of Joe’s Jeans’ quality products, and the details of this piece. For example, the marled grey color adds texture and visual interest. And the shawl collar adds the same polished look as lapels on a blazer.
Use this cardigan to upgrade a simple jeans-and-T-shirt outfit into an office-approved ensemble.
Did you enjoy our five sweater recommendations? That’s just the tip of the iceberg.
At Next Level Wardrobe, our stylists know how to pick out the perfect pieces just for you. They’ll help you learn how to build outfits and how to shop—the right way. If you want the full experience, apply for our men’s styling services.