Winter’s Real
Layering MVP

Best men's thermals in 2022 Best men's thermals in 2022

Winter’s Real
Layering MVP

Need added warmth?
Throw on a thermal.

Now that winter is in full effect, it's time to make sure you have a base layer for additional warmth. Spring and summer are all about pocket tees but, during the winter months you need something in a heavier weight like a thermal. The waffled long-sleeve styles are the perfect layering piece, with just the right amount of throwback '90s swagger.

I wear thermals year-round actually; great for lounging around the house, layering under your favorite flannel, and a great in-between to all your heavier (and itchy!) wool-blend knits. Our favorite ones to wear come in a waffle fabric because it's soft on the skin and durable enough to wear on its own. This winter must-have should be bought in bulk just because you'll find yourself wearing them beyond the wintertime (they look great with a nice denim jacket or under a lightweight anorak). After all, here at Valet., we're all about investing in the right pieces so you can have them for more than just one season.

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The Best Men’s
Thermals in 2022

RRL Waffle-Knit Crewneck

Waffle-knit crewneck,
$125 by RRL

Buck Mason Vintage Thermal Surplus Tee

Vintage thermal surplus tee,
$65 by Buck Mason

rag & bone Devon Cotton Waffle Henley

Devon cotton waffle henley,
$195 by rag & bone

Abercrombie & Fitch Thermal Long-Sleeve Tee

Thermal long-sleeve tee,
$39 / $27.30 by Abercrombie & Fitch

John Elliot Replica Thermal
John Elliot Replica Thermal

Replica thermal,
$268 by John Elliot

3Sixteen Long-Sleeve Thermal

Long-sleeve thermal,
$70 by 3Sixteen

Imogene + Willie Long-Sleeve Thermal Crewneck

Long-sleeve thermal crewneck,
$125 by Imogene + Willie

Schott NYC Athletic V-Neck Sweater

Athletic v-neck sweater,
$80 by Schott NYC

Fortela Henley Shirt

Henley shirt,
$159.05 by Fortela

Gap Waffle-Knit Tee
Gap Waffle-Knit Tee

Waffle-knit tee,
$34.95 by Gap

Needles Crewneck Long-Sleeve Cotton Thermal Tee

Crewneck long-sleeve cotton thermal tee,
$205 / $123 by Needles

Filson Waffle-Knit Thermal Crewneck

Waffle-knit thermal crewneck,
$85 by Filson

Nanamica Crewneck Long-Sleeve Thermal Tee

Crewneck long-sleeve thermal tee,
$145 by Nanamica

The Real McCoys Military Thermal Tee

Military thermal tee,
$110 by The Real McCoy's

Los Angeles Apparel Long-Sleeve Heavy Thermal Crewneck
Los Angeles Apparel Long-Sleeve Heavy Thermal Crewneck

Long-sleeve heavy thermal crewneck,
$32 by Los Angeles Apparel

L.L. Bean Singature Waffle Crewneck

Signature waffle crewneck,
$79 by L.L. Bean

Lady White Co. Cropped Raglan Thermal

Cropped raglan thermal,
$115 by Lady White Co.

Madewell Thermal Henley Tee

Thermal henley tee,
$68 by Madewell

Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Waffle Crewneck

Heavy bag waffle crewneck,
$78 by Taylor Stitch

Waffle knit illustration

FYI

Waffle knit, also known as honeycomb fabric, is woven in small, square grids, which forms the pattern of a breakfast waffle, hence the name. This style of weave makes fabric insulating yet breathable. And more absorbent—which is why it was first used in textured cloths for industrial cleaning.

NOTE: Items featured in this story are independently selected by the editorial team. Purchasing via our links may earn Valet. a portion of the sale, which helps fund our editorial mission.

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