Once associated with comfort more than high fashion, men's fleece jumpers surprised us when they recently enjoyed an outing on the catwalk. Having been given a complete fashion makeover, they will now chase away the chills and have you looking good whilst doing it.
Previously loved for their practical and cosy qualities, men's fleece jumpers have floated into the fashion spotlight via everyone from designers to high street brands to street style fashionistas. Bring your casual fleece into fashion territory by wearing it with black skinny jeans and lace-up boots. Or give it a smart fashion edge and wear it with suit trousers, brogues and an oversized wool coat. Make a statement with the catwalk's take on the fleece and choose one in an unusual print. Patterns will keep you in line with the latest geometric trend, whilst traditional ski style motifs will have you in keeping with the Scandinavian outdoors craze.
Although they are having a fashion moment, for many the fleece is an outerwear essential. That said, you can use this latest style reinvention to give your outdoor wardrobe a makeover, and stay stylish even if you're hiking or mountain climbing. Wear your fleece under a puffer jacket or padded gilet, and incorporate details such as faux fur hoods and shearling collars for a fashion forward look. With arctic outdoors making its mark in high fashion, jogging bottoms have been given a new lease of life. Team your men's fleece jumpers with some marl tracksuit trousers and hiking boots for a trendsetting athletic look.