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10 fleeces to help you comfortably survive winter

We’re in the midst of a fleece epidemic

  • Tayler Willson
  • 15 November 2019

It’s really cold at the moment, isn’t it? Like, really cold. While a big coat can often do a sound job of stopping your body from going completely numb, there’s nothing quite like a good old fashioned fleece to do, probably, a more effective job.

In case you weren’t aware, we’re actually in the midst of a fleece epidemic. Yup, it's true. From nippers on street corners wearing fully-fleeced tracksuits with fresh Air Max, to your old man doing the garden in his trusty, 1000-miler, grass-stained number, everyone’s getting in on the fleece action. Only last week Kanye West wore a delicious blue number during a Zane Lowe interview, and the internet went mad.

Such is the fleece’s popularity across menswear, we’ve decided to pick out some of our favourites that are available to buy now. From the well-versed Scandinavian folk at Rains and across the pond to the likes of Adsum and Aime Leon Dore, we’ve got you covered. Here are 10 of the best.

Uniqlo x JW Anderson Fleece, £59.90

Uniqlo is known for making cozy gear that doesn’t cost the earth, so when they teamed up with JW Anderson for the fourth time, we knew another influx of well-priced comfort was incoming. Despite dropping an entire AW19 collection, it’s this Windproof Fleece Lined number that does it for us - and it’s only £60.00 as well.

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Aimé Leon Dore Full Zip Polar Fleece, £293.00

This Full Zip Polar Fleece from Aimé Leon Dore is just as warm as it sounds. The sherpa fleece stuff on the outside ensures you stay sufficiently heated, while the contrasting panels on the collar and chest pocket make sure you look mint while doing so.

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MNML Tech Fleece, £62.35

This Tech Fleece from LA-based MNML is constructed from sherpa fabric and designed with a relaxed fit. It has a zipper placket, contrasting elastic at the wrists, a patch pocket on the chest from nylon, which is mint for keeping pencils and sharpeners in. The zipper welt pockets on the front and nylon paneling throughout make this an understated, yet mega piece.

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Supreme Reversible Fleece, £300+

A somewhat golden chalice in the world of flee, Supreme’s reversible jacket actually came out last year, but has reappeared on StockX for those who missed out the first time. It isn’t cheap, but it’s a wonderful bit of gear, I’m sure you'll agree.

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Hikerdelic Topping Fleece, £120.00

Born out of the North West a few years back, Hikerdelic have had a mad few years that has seen them collaborate with the likes of Barbour, Kickers and Novesta. Now though, this is Hikerdelic and Hikerdelic only and it's mint. It's a modern utilitarian garment that's ideal for when you need a warm outer layer that looks good and keeps you warm too. Excellent.

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Fred Perry Borg Half Zip, £110.00

This Borg fleece from Fred Perry is hardy, as well as warm. Redesigned as a pull-over, the silhouette takes you back to the golden era of outerwear in the mid 90s. Perfectly designed for those chilly away-days.

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Rains Layers Fleece, £65.00

Bit weird when Rains do something that isn’t solely designed to keep you dry, but their first voyage into 'Layers' is a good one. Weft knitted, polar fleece at the body and a matte PU coating at the front and back yoke. Lovely stuff.

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Patagonia Synchilla Pullover, £120.00

Patagonia is one of the OGs when it comes to the fleece fad. They were there when fleeces weren’t cool, but when they were vital and needed for expeditions up the Andes or something. Such is their experience, they do what they do well. You can’t go wrong with a Patagonia number.

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Adsum Expedition Fleece, £158.00

Straight from the heart of New York City come big things from Adsum. They’re one of the hottest brands out there at the moment. Whether it’s their standout logo tees, their flop-neck fleeces or their mad, big coats, they’re doing it well. This Expedition Fleece is our favourite piece from their AW19 collection.

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Berghaus Tramantana 91, £80.00

Berghaus are outerwear veterans. What they don't know about the great outdoors isn't worth knowing. They’ve been making great gear for years and this Tramantana fleece from their recent Dean Street Collection is great as well. Flair, but warm. What more do you want?

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Tayler Willson is Mixmag's Digital Fashion Editor, follow him on Twitter

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