While you may be living on what feels like Hoth, at least vest season is in full force. And what better way to honor this sacred stretch of time than with the best layers that will keep you warm and looking sharp for winters to come?
This conspicuous mid-layer may seem unnecessary to some, but any bro worth his weight in flannel knows the importance of a well-styled vest. It can dress down your power suit, or make a ratty enough long-sleeve perfectly suitable to be brought out into polite society (or a dive bar, it all counts).
We’ve hand-picked the best vests on Amazon, because it doesn’t get any easier or better than free two-day shipping. Now go forth and conquer your winter wardrobe.
A more rugged Patagonia option, this reversible closet staple plays double duty for your closet. Thanks to a finish that repels water and down that keeps you warm, this is one of the better choices for braving inclement weather when you’re embarking on something more taxing than walking a few blocks to Sweetgreen.
If you’re packing for a weekend getaway and don’t want to bring more than a backpack (and there’s no way in hell you’re leaving the liquor behind) it doesn’t get more convenient than a vest that can squeeze into smaller spaces. It’s that crucial extra layer for wherever your weekend may take you.
For some sweet eighties-inspired realness, check out this blue and green layer that is just itching to get on the golf course. Pairs best with grilled cheese and gin and tonics at the clubhouse later.
Pile on a winter-worthy vest with all the extras that pairs well with mulled wine and a roaring fire. And what do you know, it’s cozy look and feel would go well over any of our flannel options we so painstakingly detailed in our flannel buying guide.
You can’t go wrong with Carhartt, and this quilted layer adds an extra element of rugged utility to any bro’s wardrobe. Wear it chopping wood, brewing beer or any other adventures in textbook masculinity. It’s one of those wear it anywhere to do anything hardworking essentials.
A flannel lined canvas option that doesn’t break the bank? Sign us up. A buffalo check flannel interior complements a handsome, monotone exterior for a traditional vest that practically asks to be taken out for Sunday football.
The calling card of finance bros everywhere, a Patagonia better sweater vest is the ultimate layering tool that speaks louder than words. Layer it under a suit for your more frigid commutes, or over a henley or button-down for the bar. This dressed down piece of social status will earn you friends and phone numbers if you play your cards right.
Let’s just tell it like it is – hello Barbour knockoff. This waxed cotton vest with tartan lining has that British countryside effect that goes well with button-downs. Waterproof and ready for a walk in the woods, it’s a handsome option at a very decent price.
A sweater fleece with classic elements, this option brings the heat and some outdoorsy style as well. Boasting three pockets and a traditional aesthetic, you’ll want to rock this with everything in your closet.
A less expensive fleece vest that does the job without any bells and whistles, this unfussy layer keeps you warm at a price you can’t beat. Shovel snow, walk the dog, clean up a twelve pack – the options and activities you can attempt while wearing it are endless!
A sleek hunting vest may just be what the doctor ordered (in terms of retail therapy) when the winter blues are kicking in. It has a tailored fit, so order up if you’re not on the slimmer side.
Built to keep you warm and looking good, this North Face option is for the adventurer that enjoys camping (or just looking like they do). A button-down closure is a fresh change of pace while remaining sleek and warm.
A classic western vibe is good for any urban cowboy or more legit ranch hand. Its distressed, waxed cotton look makes it look more expensive than it is, which is always good news when you’re not willing to sacrifice your beer budget for new winter wear. Take it out for a spin over some flannel or a thermal, it has a more casual aesthetic that would lend itself well to a beanie and jeans.
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