8 Cozy, Stylish Cardigans For Guys

The sweater for your sensitive side

By Taylor Davies | Last Updated: Nov 13 2020

Guys, I’m here to tell you something important about your fall and winter wardrobes, so listen up. When you want to dress up your pants-and-whatever outfit? Well, cardigans for guys are your new best friend.

A cardigan is the lazy man’s favorite sweater, and with good reason! You don’t even have to pull it over your head.

Heck, you don’t even need to button a cardigan if you don’t want to (most of them anyway).

And as we move into winter—it’s close, if not basically here already for a lot of us—you can pair a heavy-gauge cardigan with a light coat, and skip the heavy-duty jacket altogether.

At least for a little while longer, anyway…

Below, shop 8 #SGapproved cardigans for guys:

1. Bonobos, $138

SG Says: A sturdy shawl collar cardigan remains the OG for guys. It’s basically like wearing a light jacket, so you can pull it on over most anything and it’ll look stylish.

Think: t-shirts, button-up shirts, henleys… The list goes on.

On the bottom? Dealer’s choice, though you might want to start with corduroy pants like the model above.

Total ::chef’s kiss:: cold weather outfit.

2. rag & bone, $350

SG Says: Anyone wearing this cozy rag & bone cardigan in Italian merino wool automatically looks like a tall drink of hot spiced apple cider, and I am here for it.

Oh, and fair warning: I realize some of these sweaters aren’t exactly cheap. The good news is: so long as you opt for a classic style and color like the camel hue above, you’ll have this baby for the long haul.

A well-made cardigan will be a “your kids will eventually steal it from you someday” keeper for your wardrobe.

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3. Everlane, $98

SG Says: What could be easier than a grey v-neck cardigan? The outfit options are nearly endless. Wear it with all-one color underneath (just not grey). Throw a chambray shirt and white tee underneath. Or a cozy plaid flannel for double the warmth.

You could also pair this felted wool cardigan, which almost has the heft of a chore jacket, with chinos or dress pants. Go for a pair in a “leaves falling off the trees” hue like rust or gold.

4. Abercrombie & Fitch, $100

SG Says: Yes there’s a lot going on in this zip-up winter wonderland of a cardigan…but that’s what’s great about it! Wear it zipped, or open with a pocket tee or button up.

I could see this becoming a winter favorite when paired with your preferred joggers.

5. Todd Snyder, $398

SG Says: Yes, it’s expensive. No denying that.

But this Todd Snyder sweater in an Italian cashmere-wool blend is like the best song off Taylor Swift’s 1989.

…It’ll never go out of style, duh!

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6. J.Crew, $158

SG Says: Beep beep, mega-serious Fair Isle pattern ahead!

This wool cardigan would look great at Thanksgiving (virtual or in-person), and heck at the holidays too.

In fact, wear this baby well through 2021! Just know that it’s dry clean only, so try not to spill any gravy or egg nog on it.

7. Naadam, $195

SG Says: One of Team SG’s favorite DTC (aka, direct-to-consumer) brands, this ribbed style from Naadam Cashmere looks and feels super-sturdy, for when you want to dress up a little but still feel as comfy as hell.

When it comes to cardigans for guys, this is a stylish staple you’ll have forever.

8. Barbour, $170

SG Says: Another l’il number that does all the heavy lifting for you.

Whether you pair this holiday-esque style with an OCBD and chinos or a t-shirt and jeans, get ready for the “Well don’t you look stylish” compliments to start rolling right in.

// Shop more #SGapproved cold weather layers //

>> Round out your shopping list with our roundups on light jackets, heavy jackets, and sweaters >>