Winter is not over, and even when it is, there are those awkward months when you don’t know what to wear, and a sweater is usually a good pick. We outlined some of our favorites below
Best of all, you can score some sweet deals right now as most brands are clearing out their winter stock. Photos by Andrew Jordan.
Cotopaxi Libre Sweater – Unisex
Retro design, proven materials and always a conversation starter. Made entirely of llama fiber, it features an engineered mesh back panel for temperature regulation, beefed up ribbing for durability, and a throwback style. Additionally, it’s made from start to finish in Bolivia using llama fiber from the region, which helps provide income for the suppliers, farmers, and people knitting the product. A win-win situation while you look good!
Please note: Due to the Libre’s athletic cut, size up if you are between sizes. Material may feel itchy initially, but will soften with wear and washing.
Retails for $140 and available at cotopaxi.com.
Royal Robbins Men’s All Season Merino Thermal 1/4 Zip
Premium, non-mulesed Merino wool blended with cotton for a soft on the skin feel. Merino’s natural performance properties provide quick drying when necessary. A 1/4 zipper front adds a nice style while ribbed cuffs and hem provide a cleaner fit and increased shape retention
Retails for $110 and is available at royalrobbins.com.
Patagonia Men’s Better Sweater Rib Knit 1/4-Zip Fleece
A warm, low-bulk, quarter-zip pullover made of soft, sweater-rib-knit 100% recycled polyester fleece and Fair Trade Certified sewn.
Easy-wearing and bulk-free, it’s made of 10-oz 100% recycled polyester fleece dyed with a low-impact process that significantly reduces the use of dyestuffs, energy and water compared to conventional dyeing methods. The quarter-zip design features a zip-through, stand-up collar for warmth and comfort on the skin and raglan sleeves, which allow the full range of shoulder motion. Shape-holding, abrasion-resistant micropolyester jersey trims the collar, cuffs and hem. A zippered left-chest pocket is headphone compatible.
Retails for $120 and is available at patagonia.com.
Toad & Co Breithorn Crew Sweater
Recycling is sexy, warm, soft and comfortable. Yes this sweater has more attractive qualities than the guy wearing it. Made from a blend of recycled wool, the vintage aprés-ski-inspired, Breithorn Crew Sweater packs a lightweight, insulating punch. Brushed on the inside, ready for action on the outside. Sleek practicality at its finest.
Retails for $90 and available at toadandco.com.
Fully fashioned performance waffle knit for outdoor (and indoor) adventures. A unique blend of organic cotton and COOLMAX® offers flexibility and superior moisture management. You’ll stay warm and never sweaty in this lightweight cotton blend top.
Retails for $125.00 and available at outerknown.com.
Duer Performance Denim Jeans
It doesn’t matter where your next move is, Duer jeans have you covered. A favorite around the office due to their good looks and stretchy feel. Duer jeans are perfect for hiking, the local pub, commuting on your bike and just about any activity you can imagine. You could even run a 5k in them.
(pc) This timeless slim fit jean is made to stay cool and comfortable throughout the day and into the night, without restricting your movement or your style.
Retails for $129.00 and are shopduer.com.