The Fleece Jacket Spectrum

Styling Tip

Keep it simple but refined with a pair of slim cargo pants. Up the Americana ante with some comfortable, understated sneakers like New Balance 574s or 1300s.

Frigid temps and fleece have always gone together. And while some stylish circles scoff at the idea, many men still refuse to let go of the undying half-zip. But by getting the fit right and opting for a full-zip placket, a fleece jacket can provide the right amount of ruggedness minus the fratty undertones. That's easily achieved by straying away from basic colors like black and going for something a little brighter. You could also go with an of-the-moment Native American-inspired print or a wintery snow-themed pattern. Shake up your style by using it as a bold layer under a denim jacket or a casual tweed sport coat. Here are a few classic jackets in a range of prices.

White Sierra, $55

This 100% polyester knit features front hand-warmer pockets and a secure contrast chest pocket.

The North Face, $165

People won't confuse you for a bro if you buy this iconic fleece zip in a daring blue or loud green.

Manastash, $236

An eco-friendly mash-up of fleece, hemp and cotton with contrast side panels and a hemp canvas chest panel.


Marmot, $130

Elastic drawcord and stretch cuffs fight against the cold, while Raschel fleece pairs with Polartec fabric to ensure warmth.

Patagonia, $199

A windproof classic piece made of recycled polyester, with a moisture-wicking, breathable windproof lining.


Published on

January 10, 2012

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