Full-zip sweaters are great versatile apparel items for men that can be worn with casual weekend clothes, as well as over more professional outfits, to keep chilly weather at bay. Whether hooded or collared, the men’s full-zip sweater is practical, functional, and flattering, which is why they are so readily available. If you are interested in acquiring some zip-up sweaters but do not want to deal with comparing endless brands against each other, here are five great men’s full-zip sweaters that are perfect for any number of occasions. They are available in a broad variety of price points.
Loose fitting and casually masculine, this Lacoste zip-up sweatshirt is perfect for grabbing a game of basketball with your friends on a chilly weekend morning or lounging around the house after work. It’s available in a four color combo that includes an all-over tank green with navy blue, cream, and a light red as contrast lining. The rugged look comes with a drawstring hood, kangaroo pockets, and ribbed cuffs and hem. It is made of 100% cotton for breathability. Buy it on Zappos.com, on sale for under $110.
This is a decidedly grown up version of the hooded sweater designed by Elie Tahari and made for men who want both style and comfort in their cold-weather clothing. All black merino wool exterior hides a striped waffle-knit grey and black interior that can be switched and worn on the outside. Full-zip and attached hood give it a classic look with elevated details. Finer fabric and high-end accents make it a valuable piece. Get it at Bloomingdale's for $298.
For an option that skates between completely casual and overly elegant, there is the Izod Tricot Fleece Zip-Up Sweater, which gives a polished appeal but is still approachable with a fuzzy fleece shell. A collar, rather than a hood, makes it a tad more mature than many traditional hoodies, and the slot pockets and polyester fabrication make it practical for regular use. It is available in four masculine colors, including grey, navy, black, and red, so it is sure to match any outfit. Get it on sale at Macy’s for just under $55.
If solid colors are too bland, there are certainly options with more pronounced style, such as this festive Fair Isle inspired patterned full-zip hoodie by Polo Ralph Lauren. A full spectrum of colors is represented here, though all softly matched to make it rustic and avoid a clownish result. The interior is a more subdued heathered grey. A drawstring hood, kangaroo pocket, and ribbed cuffs and hem give it an updated classic feel. Buy it from Dillard’s for $177.
For a bright spot of color on a casual everyday look, you can turn to the Tommy Hilfiger full-zip sweater. The fire engine red shell is eye-catching, but the mock collar gives it an aristocratic aesthetic rather than a gaudy one. Machine-washable and with an unusual vertical chest pocket, this sweater is cozy, practical, and flattering. Find it at Macy’s for around $50.