To the dismay of some, layering season is nearing its end and we've started looking towards our spring wardrobes. Sure, winter’s cold conditions are still lingering, but you know the saying: fail to prepare, prepare to fail. That means that you should probably be working on your spring fits already, but don't worry if you haven't — we've rounded up some of the best sweaters to nudge you in the right direction.
Knitwear presents a range of possibilities when it comes to styling as well as being a very useful part of the spring wardrobe. Having done its job keeping you cozy throughout the winter under a barrage of layers, it’s time for the sweater to be freed of constraining outerwear. It will soon be promoted to being the first layer of defense against any adverse spring winds and, if you cop the right knitwear, it becomes a strong visual fixture for the coming season, too.
We've picked out sweaters from names like Casablanca, Stone Island, Acne Studios, and more, and they paint a beautiful picture of the contemporary knitwear landscape. Modern, unorthodox styles sit alongside embroidered classics to prove that knitwear healthier than ever right now.
Shop the best sweaters for men below.
Andersson Bell Mesh Knit Top
When people tell you that layering is over because it's spring, just lift up a layer and show them this sheer Andersson Bell knit.
Casablanca Orange Intarsia Sweater
All of Casablanca's goods are set for spring and summer thanks to the bright, pastel-filled decoration that defines the label. That goes for the knitwear, too.
Andersson Bell Franc Sweater
Made with an unorthodox inside-out effect, the Franc Sweater features unfinished threads and a landscape design against a very spring-ready green backdrop.
Gucci GG Intarsia Sweater
There's no time of year that doesn't call for a sky-blue Gucci sweater, that's a fact. This iteration posits the iconic GG logo in contrasting red as its detailing.
Stone Island Crew Neck Sweater
Stone Island's technical prowess makes it the perfect place to start copping some of the best sweaters for men. Alongside chunky, heavyweight knits come spring-ready options like this lightweight crewneck.
Marni V-Neck Sweater
Marni's knitwear has become a specialty of the label. Of course, the brand's mohair cardigans still reign supreme, but a new generation of spray-painted editions are moving in for the top spot.
Rick Owens Biker Level Sweater
Block detailing gives the Biker Level Sweater by Rick Owens signature Bauhaus character. Built from panels, this piece feels futuristic when it's on, but looks as classic as they come.
JW Anderson Striped Half-Zip Sweater
JW Anderson's rectangular zip-pulls have detailed the brand's fan-favorite neckwarmers for a number of seasons now. This stripey half-zip gives you the neckwarmer look but also features an actual torso, too.
Marni Logo-Embroidered Sweatshirt
Created by artist Maria Magdalena Suarez, we aren't sure what animal the cat-like creature on this sweatshirt is, however, we are a fan of the playful, graphic edge it adds to this boxy-fitting Marni sweatshirt.
Highsnobiety Mono Alpaca Sweater
Our latest sweater takes a fluffy approach achieved through a textured wool and acrylic blend fabric. Add white HS branding on the chest and you get a fuzzy friend that can slot into almost any outfit.
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