8 Trusty Fleece Jackets to Rule Winter

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Neighborhood/Sandy Liang/Stüssy

During winter, the fleece jacket becomes a quotidian fixture. And for good reason—it’s as warm and cozy as it is timeless, which is why generations of stylish men have been wearing fluffy outerwear for decades. Mostly, that’s meant unfussy jackets made by classic outdoor brands like Patagonia and Columbia Sportswear. But lately, during a time that has seen designers and labels continually reimagine everyday wardrobe staples, the cold-weather garment suddenly looks newly stylish and delightfully fresh.

From streetwear mainstays like Stüssy to emerging new designers like Parsons graduate Sandy Liang, the trusty fleece jacket has gone full-on fashion. So, instead of picking up the fleece your dad would have worn this season, go for something that is going to turn some heads. Here are eight jackets to help get you started.

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Neighborhood B-3B / E-Jacket

Neighborhood is known for its expert-level technical apparel, which is heavily inspired by both American counterculture and workwear. The Japanese label has reimagined a classic fleece jacket with a wide-pointed collar, zip-adjustable sleeves and tonal front pockets. Not to mention: The whole thing is made of premium Polartec fleece, which looks as great and will keep you warm.

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Stüssy Mock-neck Fleece Pullover

Stüssy is ridiculously good at just about everything it does: T-shirts, beanies, pants—you name it. The long-running streetwear staple has been on a roll the last few seasons and this fleece pullover is just further proof of the brand’s hot streak. In true streetwear fashion, this jacket is loud: An all-over zebra print and mock neck collar is not for the faint of heart.

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Nike ACG Sherpa Fleece Hoodie

Nike’s ACG (All Conditions Gear) sub-label has always made clothing that straddles the line between contemporary and classic. This winter-ready sherpa fleece comes with a kangaroo pocket at the front and features hits of neon orange and bright teal throughout the design. It has just the right amount of throwback vibes and still feels like something that is right on trend in 2018.

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Sandy Liang “Hugs” Fleece Jacket

Leopard print became the waviest menswear pattern of the year—and who's to say you can’t carry the loud print into the winter months? New York-based designer Sandy Liang has built a reputation on her eccentric womenswear, but this unisex fleece jacket has caught the eye of streetwear heads and menswear fans alike. It’s a dark navy fleece that’s accented with leopard print trim and bright orange lining—a trifecta of style trends that you’ll want to wear all season long.

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$30 / Uniqlo

Uniqlo U Fleece Jacket

Christophe Lemaire designed the best bang for your buck fleece jacket of the season. For his ongoing collaboration with Uniqlo, the French designer gives his signature touch to a warm and cozy fleece: Oversized collar, slightly slouchy fit and low-key, minimalist design. Right now you can still pick it up in two shades of brown—but trust us, this fleece won’t be around for much longer.

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$1,225 / Heron Preston

Heron Preston Oversized Fleece Jacket

Heron Preston, collaborator of Kanye West and New York Department of Sanitation, has never stayed in one lane. From hyped hoodies and graphic tees to covetable sling bags, the designer knows how to make sought-after goods. This oversized jacket features an orange shell and tonal fleece paired with zipped arm vents, so it can even handle you running around the city all day. 

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Native Youth “Cadley” Fleece Jacket

Leave it to the affordable British label Native Youth to make a stylishly loud fleece that will still cost you less than $100. The ultra-plush striped jacket comes in a standard fit (not too baggy, not too slim) and comes complete with a zippered front and two pockets on both sides of the chest. 

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Penfield “Mattawa” Colorblock Fleece Jacket

Penfield has been making rugged outdoor clothes since the 1970s and has always managed to stay both timeless and contemporary. The high-pile fleece features pops of bold color blocks with nylon overlays. It’s a style that was cool back in the wild ‘90s and still looks just as good today as it did way back then.

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