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Best Cheap Sweaters for Men: Look Great on a Budget

When looking for sweaters, you’ll often find many that are well over $100 and made from high-end fabrics, including merino wool and cashmere.

I don’t know about you, but we aren’t all made from money.

Therefore, we thought it best to do a roundup of some of the finest yet most affordable men’s sweaters currently available. These sweaters are made from super comfy fabrics; they look great and are available in several colors and sizes.  

In short, no one will ever believe that you paid so little for such a great-looking sweater.  

Here’s the list:

1. Bonobos Lightweight Waffle Crew

Bonobos Lightweight Waffle Crew

There is perhaps no better menswear brand than Bonobos for wardrobe staples.  Their clothes are timeless, comfortable, and highly versatile. For example, their lightweight waffle crew is a perfect sweater for spring and fall wear.  With a 100% cotton fabric, it’ll feel light and breathable against the skin while still presently nicely.

A crew collar coupled with a reinforced cuff and waistband provides a simple and nice style.  You can find this waffle crew sweater in a few different colors as well. 

Key Facts

  • Fabric: 100% cotton
  • Sizes: XS to 2XL
  • Price: $39

2. Treasure & Bond Men’s Stripe Colorblock Cotton Sweater

Treasure & Bond Men's Stripe Colorblock Cotton Sweater

The Treasure & Bond Cotton Sweater is a good choice if you’re looking for something to wear casually.  The two-color design allows this sweater to be paired nicely with denim or chinos.  Available in four neutral and earthy colors, it should also work well with many casual pieces in your wardrobe.

Key Facts

  • Fabric: 100% cotton
  • Sizes: S to 2XL
  • Price: $49.50

3. Banana Republic Merino Crew-Neck Sweater in Responsible Wool

Banana Republic Merino Crew-Neck Sweater in Responsible Wool

Who said you couldn’t get a nice merino wool sweater on a budget?  For $40, you can get your hands on this stylish and ultra-comfortable merino crew sweater by Banana Republic.  Available in both regular and tall sizes, you should have no problem finding the perfect fit either.

Given that this is made from merino wool, you can expect the fabric to feel comfortable against your skin while being naturally odor-resistant, moisture-wicking, and breathable.

Key Facts

  • Fabric: 100% merino wool
  • Sizes: XS to 2XL (regular), M to 2XL (tall)
  • Price: $40

4. Amazon Essentials Men’s Crewneck Sweater

Amazon Essentials Men's Crewneck Sweater , Blue...

One thing that we love about Amazon’s private-label menswear collection is that their clothes are well-made while also being incredibly affordable. For example, the Amazon Essentials crewneck sweater is a classic pick made from 100% cotton.  Available in ten neutral colors and sizes ranging from 2XS-Slim to 2XL – no matter your style and size, you’ll find a match.  Pricing varies depending on the type you choose but should not exceed $30.

Key Facts

  • Fabric: 100% cotton
  • Sizes: 2XS Slim to 2XL
  • Price: Under $30

5. Uniqlo Washable Cotton Long-Sleeve Sweater

Uniqlo Washable Cotton Long-Sleeve Sweater

Japanese-based Uniqlo is a leader in fast fashion.  They support various sustainability initiatives while also making clothes at rock bottom prices. For example, for under $40, you can get your hands on their cotton long-sleeve sweater.  

This lightweight sweater has a classic design and features a collar, cuffs, and waistband with a light ribbing.   Pair this with your favorite button-down and chinos, and you have the perfect sweater that you can confidently wear to the office.

Key Facts

  • Fabric: 100% cotton
  • Sizes: 2XS to 3XL
  • Price: $39.90

6. Lands’ End Supima Cotton V-neck Sweater

Lands' End Supima Cotton V-neck Sweater

Usually, Supima cotton is reserved for those luxury sweaters that cost at least $100 – making it out of reach for many.  But if you act fast, you can get your hands on this super-soft yet affordable 100% Supima cotton sweater by Lands’ End.  

With a V-neck collar, it’s a perfect sweater to pair with your favorite dress shirt and blazer.  Lastly, Lands’ End makes this sweater in eight colors – you may want to pick up a couple of these given the price.

Related: Affordable Men’s Blazers

Key Facts

  • Fabric: 100% Supima cotton
  • Sizes: S to 2XL
  • Price: $34.97

7. H&M Relaxed Fit Fine-knit Cotton Sweater

H&M Relaxed Fit Fine-knit Cotton Sweater

Competing head-on with Uniqlo, you’ll find Swedish-based H&M.  With trendy cuts and affordable prices, it’s easy to see why H&M is one of the biggest menswear retailers in the world.  For only $29.99, the Relaxed Fit Fine-knit Cotton Sweater is a good choice for the guys that want a more comfortable and casual fit.  The looser fit to the fabric will complement any mid to larger size body frame while still having a lightweight and airy design, thanks to the reliance on 100% cotton.  

Key Facts

  • Fabric: 100% cotton
  • Sizes: XS to 3XL
  • Price: $29.99

8. L.L. Bean Men’s Cotton & Cashmere Sweater

L.L. Bean Men's Cotton:Cashmere Sweater

L.L. Bean does it right when it comes to winter wear.  While they are perhaps most well-known for their award-winning Bean boots, their cashmere blended sweater is another winter wardrobe staple.

Striking a super soft and lightweight body, this sweater is something you’ll look forward to slipping on during those brisk winter mornings.  No trips to the dry cleaner will be necessary despite having cashmere – simply machine wash cold and lay flat to dry.

Lastly, if you are taller, you’ll be happy to learn that L.L. Bean makes this sweater in tall sizes.

Key Facts

  • Fabric: 95% cotton, 5% cashmere
  • Sizes: S to 2XL (regular), M to 2XL (tall)
  • Price: $39.95

9. Gap Mainstay Crewneck Sweater

Gap Mainstay Crewneck Sweater

This well-reviewed sweater by Gap is a hit among men.  Reviewers loved this sweater for two primary reasons: the fit was great and it is exceptionally comfortable.  While these are both crucial takeaways, what we loved, in particular, was the price.  At $39.95, it’s among the cheapest men’s sweaters currently available.  The 100% cotton fabric and wide size ranges allow anyone to fit into this sweater. Lastly, the color selection that Gap makes this sweater is excellent – ten in total.

Key Facts

  • Fabric: 100% cotton
  • Sizes: XS to 3XL (regular), M to XL (tall)
  • Price: $39.95

10. Goodfellow & Co Pullover Sweater

Goodfellow & Co Pullover Sweater

Target menswear brand Goodfellow & Co. makes good clothes at affordable prices. For $20, this pullover sweater is the cheapest on our list. Made from 100% cotton and featuring a standard fit, it’ll feel comfortable and look nice. In addition, the V-neck is shallow, providing greater versatility – dress it up with your favorite button-down or wear it casually by itself.  

Key Facts

  • Fabric: 100% cotton
  • Sizes: S to 2XL
  • Price: $20.00

John Wellman

John Wellman is one of the most experienced and respected fashion experts specializing in men's clothing. He has worked in the fashion industry for over fifteen years, during which time he has provided an expert eye and advice to numerous fashion clients.

John has developed a keen understanding of the nuances of men's style and the importance of selecting the right pieces for a particular look. He has been praised by peers and clients alike for his ability to create classy yet edgy looks that stay true to the personality of the client.

John has a passion for men's style and believes in the importance of dressing with confidence and flair. He looks forward to continuing to make an impact in the fashion world and to helping men look and feel their best.

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