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12 Cozy And Stylish Men’s Sweater Vests for Fall 2022 

By  Emily Konatella

LAST UPDATED - October 5, 2022

Seemingly overnight, the humble men's sweater vest has transformed into fashion's must-have layering piece. As of late, preppy sleeveless sweaters have made countless appearances on fall runways, red carpets, and TikTok feeds, securing their status as the wardrobe essential of the season.

To help you should, we've rounded up twelve of the stylish and the best sweater vests for men to add to your fall lineup. Perfect wearing with a dress shirt or tee, they can be worn from date night to business casual.

12 Men's Sweater Vest Styles for This Fall

01

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Calvin Klein Standard High V-Neck Vest

Calvin Klein Standard High V-Neck Vest

Source: Saks Fifth Avenue

As this Standard High V-Neck Vest proves, no one makes better basics than Calvin Klein. Knit from a breathable blend of cotton and merino wool, the versatile sleeveless pullover can be dressed up or down for practically any occasion. Its high v-neck, relaxed fit, and rib-knit trim stay true to the designer's roots in 90s New York minimalism. Both the black and bone-white color options make an excellent addition to any fall wardrobe.

Material

Cotton/merino wool

Care

machine wash

02

Out of 12

William Lockie Oxton Cashmere Sweater Vest

William Lockie Oxton Cashmere Sweater Vest

Source: Mr Porter

For the most refined gentleman, there's William Lockie's Oxton Cotton Sweater Vest. The family-run knitwear label scours the globe to find the highest quality raw materials possible, like this ultra-soft cashmere sourced from Chinese and Mongolian mountain goats. Indonesian mother-of-pearl buttons bring added sophistication to the sand-colored fabric. Designed with layering in mind, the lightweight layering piece works well under a blazer or over a simple short-sleeve tee.

Material

cashmere

Care

machine wash

03

Out of 12

Wales Bonner Cashmere Clarinet Sweater Vest

Wales Bonner Cashmere Clarinet Sweater Vest

Source: Saks Fifth Avenue

A British menswear designer Wales Bonner's Cashmere Clarinet Sweater Vest. Knit with a jacquard-wave design and trimmed with a striped V-neck and armholes, the layerable vest instantly elevates any outfit. It's crafted from a blend of cashmere, mohair, and merino wool that provides warmth without feeling itchy. Though soft enough to wear solo, it looks particularly stylish layered over button-up shirts, basic tees, and fitted turtlenecks.

Material

53% cashmere, 20% mohair, 13% polyamide, 7% merino wool, 7% wool

Care

dry clean

04

Out of 12

TAKAHIROMIYASHITA TheSoloist. Cropped Distressed Cotton Sweater Vest

TAKAHIROMIYASHITA TheSoloist. Cropped Distressed Cotton Sweater Vest

Source: Mr Porter

Level up your streetwear looks with this Cropped Distressed Cotton Sweater Vest from TAKAHIROMIYASHITA TheSoloist. The grungy V-neck sweater vest is knit from vibrant green cotton with distressing details along the neckline and hem. Layer it over jeans and a t-shirt, hoodie, or casual button-up— or wear it solo for serious style points.

Material

cotton

Care

dry clean

05

Out of 12

Polo Ralph Lauren Men's Argyle Wool Sweater Vest

Polo Ralph Lauren Men's Argyle Wool Sweater Vest

Source: Macys

Polo Ralph Lauren Men's Argyle Wool Sweater Vest stays true to the style's prep school roots. It's intarsia-knit with thick wool yarn to create a classic argyle print. A traditional fit and rib-knit trim along the v-neckline, armholes, and hem lend a polished, put-together feel. Pair it with a collared shirt and tie for even more of an Ivy League vibe.

Material

Wool

Care

Hand wash

06

Out of 12

Massimo Alba Mohair and Silk-Blend Sweater Vest

Massimo Alba Mohair and Silk-Blend Sweater Vest

Source: Mr Porter

Massimo Alba's luxury knitwear is the epitome of casual Italian elegance. Crafted from a blend of silk and mohair yarns, this timeless Sweater Vest embodies the high-end fabrications and fine Italian craftsmanship that sets the Milan-based designer apart from the rest. Ribbed edges and a rich charcoal grey color create a classic look that withstands the test of time.

Material

70% mohair, 30% silk

Care

dry clean

07

Out of 12

Cutter & Buck Mainsail Sweater Vest

Cutter & Buck Mainsail Sweater Vest

Source: Macys

When the weather starts to turn, slip on this Mainsail Sweater Vest from Cutter & Buck for adjustable added warmth. The practical vest features a heather grey sweater-knit exterior and a cozy brushed fleece interior with a full zip front for easy temperature control. Zippered chest and front welt pockets provide a secure spot to stash all your belongings. Layer it over an athletic long-sleeve for hikes, boat days, and other outdoor activities.

Material

100% Polyester

Care

Machine Washable

08

Out of 12

Ahluwalia Dhoom Knit Sweater Vest

Ahluwalia Dhoom Knit Sweater Vest

Source: Saks Fifth Avenue

Priya Ahluwalia's eponymous clothing label explores the designer's Indian-Nigerian heritage through unique textiles and patchwork techniques. This layerable Dhoom Knit Sweater Vest boasts intricate diamond-patterned jacquard knit that plays on traditional argyle prints. Style it under a denim jacket or chore coat just as you would a crewneck tee. Snag the coordinating knit shorts, and you'll have a matching set ready for the coming spring.

Material

viscose

Care

hand wash

09

Out of 12

J.Crew Cashmere Sweater Vest

J.Crew Cashmere Sweater Vest

Source: J.Crew

Under the helm of new head designer Brendon Babenzien, J.Crew has officially become cool again. This versatile Cashmere Sweater Vest modernizes the timeless wardrobe essentials that made the brand a household name. Made in partnership with the non-profit Aid by Trade Foundation (abTF), it promotes sustainable fashion production and agricultural development worldwide. The classic V-neck sweater vest is crafted using cashmere responsibly sourced from Inner Mongolia and certified to the AbTF's The Good Cashmere Standard®, which assures the welfare of cashmere goats and local farm workers.

Material

Cashmere

Care

hand wash

10

Out of 12

Vineyard Vines Mountain Fleece Sweater Vest

Vineyard Vines Mountain Fleece Sweater Vest

Source: Saks Fifth Avenue

A zip-front sweater vest like Vineyard Vines' Mountain Fleece Sweater Vest makes a great lightweight layer for outdoor fall activities. Wear it over a long-sleeve tee or crewneck sweatshirt for a trip to the apple orchard, pumpkin patch, or perhaps just the grocery store around the corner. A zip-front closure and side zip pockets keep your belongings secure and your body temperature just right. Offered in light heather grey and navy, it provides the everyday wearability your fall wardrobe needs.

Material

polyester

Care

machine wash

11

Out of 12

H&M Relaxed Fit V-Neck Sweater Vest

H&M Relaxed Fit V-Neck Sweater Vest

Source: H&M

Stocking up on fall basics? It's worth snagging H&M's affordable Relaxed Fit V-Neck Sweater Vest in both color options. Knit from 100% cotton; it's surprisingly lightweight and breathable. A relaxed fit, v-neckline, and rib trim add structure while keeping a laid-back feel. Though ideal for temperamental fall weather, it's truly a year-round piece.

Material

Cotton

Care

machine wash or dry clean

12

Out of 12

John Smedley Stavely Knitted Wool Vest

John Smedley Stavely Knitted Wool Vest

Source: Mytheresa

John Smedley's Stavely Knitted Wool Vest comes in an elegant midnight blue color suitable for professional and formal settings. Designed and knit in the United Kingdom, its relaxed, button-front silhouette feels undeniably sophisticated. Wear the sleeveless cardigan over a light blue button-up shirt for work and a basic long-sleeve tee on the weekends.

Material

Wool

Care

machine wash at 30 degrees


About the author

Emily Konatella

Emily is a fashion consultant, designer and creative director with more than 15 years experience creating, designing and developing clothing & jewelry. From managing pageant shows to turning concepts into actual designs, she has experience with almost all fabric types and jewelry designs and is in touch with the latest fashion trends.

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