How a Humble Fleece Jacket Became High Fashion


FUZZY FLEECE jackets, an aged standby of a Clif-Bar crowd, have done an sudden jump from your internal REI’s outdoor-gear offerings to a pricey heights of fashion. In 2018, big-ticket labels such as Balenciaga, Lanvin and Moncler constructed fleece jackets with four-figure cost tags while celebrities like Shia LaBeouf, Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig and Kendall Jenner were all photographed in their possess napped coats. And this trend has trickled down quite swiftly. Today, a budget-conscious shopper can get a stylish $29.90 fleece from Uniqlo or a $50 plush bomber from Zara. “We’re saying [fleece] opposite a house from…


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