When it comes to building a capsule wardrobe, essentials don’t get more essential than a men’s cashmere sweater. Cashmere is a celebrated material for a reason. Luxuriously soft, warm and durable if cared for properly. Sustainable options are available too with it being a natural fibre. Wear one over a shirt for work or keep it casual above a t-shirt for day to day fits. Special occasions meanwhile call for luxurious pieces. Here’s our pick of the best men’s cashmere sweaters.
How to style a men's cashmere sweater
We’d recommend keeping things slick for work outfits. The softest, most dependable materials are best for sitting in all day and a classic crew neck will frame a shirt nicely. If you’re not keen on the standard issue shirt underneath, opt for a modest turtleneck. It says understated without sacrificing on formality and it’ll look extra smart under a well-framed collar, be it jacket or coat.
Looking to make a statement? Go big. Chunky turtlenecks, substantial shawl collar cardigans and larger cable knits. This is your chance to add subtle interest to your outfit whilst keeping fits stylish. Stay away from fuzzy textures and make sure bobbles have been shaved off. Don’t hang your sweaters as they’ll lose their shape. Fold them and put them away with cedar balls to deter moths.
Where to shop a men's cashmere sweater for everyday
If you’re serious about your materials and you want an unrivalled fit, Artknit Studios is the way to go. The Superior Men’s Cashmere sweater is made to order, meaning it’ll fit like a dream. Enter your height, weight and age when ordering and the brand will do the rest. Made from 100% Mongolian-sourced and Italian-spun cashmere, the sweater features a round ribbed neck, hem and sleeves. Super soft to the touch and it’ll certainly keep the heat in.
Indulge in the ultimate comfort and elegance with Pini Parma's Light Blue Cashmere Round Neck sweater. This Italian-made masterpiece, crafted from 100% 2-ply cashmere, not only offers remarkable warmth but also a slim fit that combines style and sophistication for your everyday wear.
Aurelien's Light Beige Jacquard Zipper Sweater is the epitome of luxury. Crafted from soft cashmere with a subtle jacquard knit, it offers both comfort and style. Ideal for colder days, it features a zipper collar, ribbed cuffs, and a slim fit for a distinctive, cozy look.
Everyone knows the humble hoodie is one of the most comfortable pieces of menswear out there. But what if the hoodie was given the men’s cashmere sweater treatment? Mackintosh have done just that with the Wiverton Indigo Merino wool and cashmere hooded sweater. Italian-spun ultra-fine merino wool and cashmere makes up a refined take on a hoodie. The classic dandy logo is featured on the cuff.
Where to shop a men's cashmere sweater for work
Impose yourself on the business casual scene with the Luca Faloni pure cashmere cable knit. Two-ply cashmere is the go to at LF when it comes to men’s cashmere sweaters and this one has been crafted in Bergamo, Italy. It’s comfortable but also fitted, making it great for wearing in the office and unlike other cable knits, it’s luxuriously soft. Ideal for Autumn to Spring wear and with a textured pattern that breaks up other luxury basics.
Protect ya neck this winter with the Wax London men’s rollneck cashmere sweater in black. One of Wax’s new styles for the season ahead, it’s a close-fitting garment with a smartness that provides an alternative to business casual shirt and sweater looks. Made from a wool and cashmere mix, it features ribbed cuffs and a regular fit. Go for an all black fit and channel your inner Steve Jobs.
Private White V.C.
Chunky rib knits are always a solid option for office dress and Private White V.C. does a typically luxurious men’s cashmere sweater version. The cashmere raglan crew neck sweater is crafted from the finest Scottish eight-gauge cashmere in half cardigan stitch. Chunky, warm and soft. Handcrafted in Scotland, it’s locally-sourced luxury at its finest.
After a day to day workhorse of a men’s cashmere sweater for work? The light grey cashmere sweater from responsible basics purveyors Asket is a good choice. Worth stocking up on a few in various colours. Crafted from 97% recycled and mechanically dyed cashmere, super soft on skin and the environment, the sweater features a ribbed neck, cuffs and hem with a bit of added elastane for comfort. It’ll sit comfortably atop t-shirts and shirts and look great with a chino or jean.
Where to buy a men's cashmere sweater for events
Velasca just know how to do understated style. It’s a brand that transports you. Usually to an elegant Italian backdrop. The men’s beige cashmere turtleneck is no different. Made for a regular fit, with a shaved cashmere texture, the sustainable cashmere itself hails from the plateaus of Asia, before being woven in traditional Italian workshops. Soft and warm but with a stylish design, it’ll sit handsomely above a pleated trouser and grained leather boot or Derby.
Stocking up on a few of these ISTO men’s cashmere sweaters is a smart investment for Autumn to Spring wear (taking outer layers off accordingly). Combed by hand from pure Mongolian cashmere, crafted via esteemed Italian mills, the brand’s cashmere sweater is a permanent collection staple. Premium materials made to last for years. A regular fit sits nicely on the body and a few of these in different colourways will provide plenty of layering opportunities.
Statement winter party wear here from Ralph Lauren. We’d expect nothing less. The chunkiest of knits in premium cashmere. A regular fit is slightly wider at the chest providing a great fit and the cable knit continues through the sleeves with chunky rib knit cuffs. The wool cashmere mix is comfortable and extremely warm. Rock up in a signature jacket and this underneath for collegiate elegance.
Walk into a party and look like you own the place with this shawl collar men’s cashmere blend cardigan from Tom Ford. Available in black and gray, the Mr Porter exclusive is giving serious 60s mod vibes, with the subculture inspiring Ford’s exclusive capsule. The cardigan features a wide rib knit, pockets and short collar. Wear it over a shirt and tie, with the collar framing both perfectly.