The Best Fleece Jackets to Keep You Warm and Stylish

All hail the fleece jacket.

by Hudson Lindenberger
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The best fleece jacket isn’t fancy or trendy or cool. It’s just a clutch piece of outwear that every dude needs to have. Let us explain. There are certain pieces of clothing that become known as Dad Wear. Some of these are functional but wholly uncool (the three-quarter zip sweater, for instance, or gusseted jeans). Others, however, are still kinda uncool but so useful we don’t care. Like a men’s fleece jacket.

The zip-up fleece is one of the most functional pieces of clothing in our closet, a warm, stain-shedding, comfortable layer that’s as useful worn around the yard as it is on a hike or, in the right circumstance, layered beneath a blazer. The best modern fleece jackets offer performance, style, warmth, and a fit that’s far more tailored than the boxy, cinch-waisted versions of yore. In short, they’re Dad Wear in the best way. Here are seven to check out.

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