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.
An eco-friendly mash-up of fleece, hemp and cotton with contrast side panels and a hemp canvas chest panel.
Elastic drawcord and stretch cuffs fight against the cold, while Raschel fleece pairs with Polartec fabric to ensure warmth.
A windproof classic piece made of recycled polyester, with a moisture-wicking, breathable windproof lining.