Among the harbingers of autumn—all things pumpkins, really—none quite, sartorially-speaking, mark the change in seasons as a fall fleece. For fall's in-between weather, few garms really serve to keep you warm and wind-proof. (Alternatively, a good fleece is a sure-thing for offices that are always dialed to frigid.) Below, the best of the bunch, ranging from the economical to couture, for men, women, and kiddos. Stay stylish and swarthy out there, pumpkin fanatics.
No serious discussion of fleece lacks a nod to Patagonia, the ur-brand for fuzzy pullovers and zip-ups, available in a kaleidoscope of colors.
Adventure gear haberdashers The North Face also have a strong fleece game. Their gear tends towards the more technical but is no less suitable for the streets or hills.
In the triage war between Patagonia and The North Face, Columbia stands apart with its practical and ample fleece offerings.
The fleece vest, a dear cousin to the full-sleeved deal. Born amidst New England nor'easters, Penfield has mastered the silhouette. No new vests.
Fjällräven, the brand behind the well-trod backpack has apparel too, should you want (need) to complement the ensemble.
Now we’re getting real technical here. Arc’Teryx is regarded as a premier provider of outdoor wear and they bring that detail to their fleece wares.
Montreal-based skateboard brand Dime is in the fleece game to win. You could say they’re fleecing… Ah, never mind.
This luxe take on the everyman fleece isn’t cheap, but neither does it lack in quality material and serious craft thanks to the geniuses at Our Legacy.
With this piece, from J.W. Anderson x A$AP Rocky and AWGE, we head to the stratosphere. A sumptuous bit of couture, it is sure to make the fashion set salivate. Its price tag, however, is not for the faint of heart.
All right, back to earth. Japanese basics go-to Uniqlo has a fleece that comes without pretension.
We live in an age of gorpcore. Hopefully, now you've found the fleece for all of your fall feels.