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 here, 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 JW Anderson, Ralph Lauren, BODE, and more, and they paint a beautiful picture of the contemporary knitwear landscape. Modern, unorthodox styles sit alongside embroidered classics to prove that knitwear is looking healthy right now.

Shop the best sweaters for men below.

Ralph Lauren Yankees Bear Sweater

Yankees Bear Sweater

$515

Ralph Lauren

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Ralph Lauren’s lifelong obsession with the New York Yankees comes full circle as the baseball team's famous emblem decorates one of his label’s sweaters. On the front, the Polo Bear, who has done everything from skateboarding to sailing in past years, is seen midway through pitching for the Yankees.

Highsnobiety Mono Alpaca Sweater

Mono Alpaca Sweater

Mono Alpaca Sweater

$110

Highsnobiety

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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.

JW Anderson Logo-Embroidered Striped Jumper

Logo-Embroidered Striped Jumper

Logo-Embroidered Striped Jumper

$690

JW Anderson

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JW Anderson’s half-zip sweaters have become a signature of the label and for good reason. You simply cannot go wrong with one of his high-necked designs.

Jack Wolfskin x GmbH Knit

Knit

Knit

$460

Jack Wolfskin x GmbH

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Jack Wolfskin’s 40th anniversary saw the brand embrace GmbH’s subversive fashion sensibilities for a collection. The outdoor label’s wolf motif was a recurring theme in the garments and it is seen here creeping around the side of a purple merino wool sweater.

Chito x Givenchy Patterned Crewneck Sweater

Patterned Crewneck Sweater

Patterned Crewneck Sweater

$1690

Chito x Givenchy

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Just because the festive period is over does not mean that your patterned sweaters should be left to collect dust. This oversized Givenchy design is the type you will want to wear all year round.

8 Moncler Palm Angels Roll-Neck Sweater

Roll-Neck Wool Sweater

Roll-Neck Wool Sweater

$689

8 Moncler Palm Angels

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A roll neck might be the ultimate fall/winter layering tool, but the transitional seasons are the time when it gets to take center stage. This boxy-fitting sweater comes from Palm Angels’ collection with 8 Moncler.

Honey Fucking Dijon x Eli AVAF Crewneck Knitted Sweater

Crewneck Knitted Sweater

$425

Honey Fucking Dijon x Eli AVAF

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American DJ, producer, and electronic musician Honey Dijon is also a fashion designer, owning her own line with COMME des GARÇONS. This multi-colored sweatshirt from the label is created together with Eli Sudbrack, one half of the art collective Assume Vivid Astro Focus (or AVAF), and features his signature colorful art style.

BODE Merino Sweater

Floral-Embroidered Merino Sweater

Floral-Embroidered Merino Sweater

$950

BODE

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Although this sweater is inspired by alpine skiwear of the 60s, it would be a shame to cover it with a chunky ski jacket. With its flower-embroidered detailing and boxy fit, you can unzip this Bode design as the spring transitions into summer.

Holzweiler Mory High Neck Sweater

Mory High Neck Sweater

Mory High Neck Sweater

$323

Holzweiler

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A grey dappled effect weaves itself into this fisherman-inspired knit to add a playful twist.

GmbH Lyron Knit Sweater

Lyron Knit Sweater

$750

GmbH

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GmbH was born from Berlin’s notorious nightlife scene and this futuristic-looking sweater will ensure that you stand out on the dancefloor.

Carhartt WIP Dillon Cardigan

Dillon Cardigan

$145

Carhartt WIP

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You can always rely on Carharrt to bring you well-made menswear essentials with an edge, in the case of this cardigan it comes in the form of multi-colored stripes that extend from the body over to the sleeves.

ADER Error Portrait Trophy Logo Knit

Portrait Trophy Logo Knit

Portrait Trophy Logo Knit

$450

ADER Error

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Half wrote in French, the front of this sweater reads “a new system but near missed things.” Take of that what you will, but you do not want to miss out on this new piece of knitwear.

Moncler Genius x Kanata Full-Zip Sweater

Hand Knit Full-Zip Sweater

$770

Moncler Genius x Kanata

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This heavyweight hand-knitted sweater from Moncler Genius and Kanata is exactly the type of cozy knitwear that you want to snuggle up in on a crisp spring evening.

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