Dude, Where’s My Cardigan?

The internet’s best fall sweaters for men
October 9, 2019
October 9, 2019
What We Considered

✓   Ultimate fabric quality

✓   Simple yet stylish options

✓   Softest feel, no itching here

Our Picks

✓   Buck Mason - Long-lasting quality

✓   Bonobos - Best extended sizing

✓   Naadam - Softest fabrics

If you haven’t pulled up your Weather App lately, let us be the first to announce that the temps are dropping, yeah-winter is coming, right after Fall. There’s really nothing better than the cool air, weekend camping trips with spiked cider, and of course Sunday Night Football—except maybe the opportunity to flex a stylish autumn sweater collection. This season, take a cue from the fall leaves outside and shed that grungy alma mater hoodie you’ve worn on repeat since college; it’s time to upgrade your fall staples.

Buck Mason

Hey, Captain America—this one’s for you. Buck Mason, the all-American brand who’s constantly churning out quality staples like our favorite denim jeans and classic tees, has us covered when it comes to fall layers. With styles like their Felt Chore Coat, or their best seller the Vintage Dyed Collon Traveler Sweater, there’s something for everyone.

The Facts

✓   Felted Merino wool, cotton-linen blend and cashmere options

✓   Versatile styles in various colors

✓   American classic silhouettes

Brand Standards

✓  Made mostly in the US

✓  Local factory, small-batch productions

✓  Quality made to last season after season


How’s your closet space looking? If you’re one for options, you’ll love Bonobos’s fall sweater selection. So many choices, so little time. They’ve got every style, material, color you could imagine, and bonus points— they’ve even got extended sizes like 2XL and 3XL. As they say...your search for the perfect fit ends now.

The Facts

✓   Merino wool or 100% cotton options

✓   Versatile styles in various colors

✓   Extended sizing

Brand Standards

✓  On a mission to reinvent the retail store experience

✓  High quality products at reasonable prices

✓  Stand for gender equality & inclusivity


Want an incredibly high-quality investment piece? You’ve come to the right spot. This brand prides themselves on having the “fairest cashmere on the planet”. A word of advice before we leave you—be careful with their unisex cuts, your new sweater may just go missing the next time bae comes over.

The Facts

✓  100% felted wool

✓  Luscious, luxurious hand feel softness

✓  Classic styles and colors

Brand Standards

✓  Sustainably sourced cashmere

✓  Ethical production practices from start to finish

✓  On a mission to democratize cashmere

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Image Credit: Buck Mason, @buckmason/ Bonobos, @bonobos/ Everlane/ Frank & Oak, @frankandoak/ Mott & Bow, @mottandbow/ Naadam, @naadam

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