5 sweater styles every guy needs in his closet
We’ll admit that dressing for this in-between weather is tricky. But the key to making sure you’re neither too warm nor too chilly when you leave your house for the day? Ensuring your wardrobe is stocked with easily layerable items like sweaters, which are a great transitional item as we head into the early days of spring. But if you’re not sure what sweater to wear when—or which basic ones every dude needs in his closet year-round—our style pros are here to help.
Try one or all of these five men’s sweater styles on for size:
The crew neck is basically the T-shirt of sweaters—it can be worn over tees, under jackets and with jeans or dressier trousers. A crew neck sweater in cashmere is soft and versatile, and will quickly become your new go-to.
The slightly dressier version of a crew neck, V-neck sweaters are professional-looking but still effortless, making them the perfect pick for a casual office environment or just about any type of weekend adventure.
Today’s cardigans are preppy and put together, masculine and modern. Layer a cardigan over a tee shirt or a dress shirt to look instantly dapper.
Turtlenecks are a good transitional item into spring as they can be worn on their own or under sportcoats, leather jackets or heavier sweaters. Opt for one in cotton, wool or cashmere to suit every style (and temperature).
Also referred to as a pullover sweater, the half-zip is a key layering piece. With either buttons or a zipper at the neckline, a half-zip can be worn both as a top layer over a collared dress shirt or tee or as a middle layer under either a sportcoat or jacket. It also helps frame the face, much like a collared shirt would.