The Range: 10 Vests Every Man Should Consider This Fall

Because every man loves options, and some of us need those options laid out in front of us with a variety of styles and price points, we give you The Range: a meditation on one garment every man should own, served up 10 ways.


Layering has never been easier. Thanks to high-performance fabrics and changing tastes, the era of “bulky” warmth is gone. These days, a man can stay warm (and trim) by piling it on smartly, and there’s not a layering piece out there more versatile than the vest. 

Today’s vest are technical. They’re functional. They’re versatile. A quality vest will not only keep you warm, it’ll also keep you cool in case of a warm snap. Below, you’ll find 10 of the season’s best vest offerings, in a range of different style and price points.

$149 | Barbour Essential Gilet
From the English heritage label, an all-purpose vest that’ll look choice under an overcoat or hunting jacket. BUY IT HERE

$155 | Carhartt Vest
A great option for those who have an affinity for American workwear. Also for streetwear. BUY IT HERE

$175 | Filson Mackinaw Wool Gilet
Wear this 100% wool vest in place of a bulky jacket. What the vest lacks in frills, it makes up in utility. BUY IT HERE

$185 | Scotch & Soda Wool Bodywarmer
A leaner, meaner version of your run-of-the-mill puffy vest, featuring snap buttons and a high collar. BUY IT HERE

$190 | Patagonia Reversible Bivy Down Vest
Who doesn’t like a good reversible number? If you’re looking for adaptability, this Patagonia vest is navy on one side, and a classic two-tone on the other. BUY IT HERE

$295 | Belstaff Quilted Shell Gilet
The diamond quilt will go a long way in adding pop to any outfit. It can work on its own, or as the liner to Belstaff’s Tourmaster and Roadmaster moto jackets. BUY IT HERE

$345 | Saturdays NYC Nazar Primaloft Vest
A subtle herringbone quilt pattern sets this vest apart, while the Primaloft insulation guarantees you’ll stay toasty. BUY IT HERE

$350 | Golden Bear Yerba Buena Vest
This Golden Bear vest has major vintage appeal and features a hyper-durable cotton-blend fabric and ribbed shawl collar. BUY IT HERE

$395 | Todd Snyder x Rocky Mountain Featherbed Vest
Made in Japan and designed in New York, this vest dons a durable nylon shell with brass hardware. Also genuine down stuffing. BUY IT HERE

$515 | Private White V.C. Gilet
Handcrafted in England, cut from a wool-and-cashmere blend sourced from the Scottish highlands. The subtle herringbone weave gives this vest a sophisticated look, no matter how you wear it. BUY IT HERE