Streetwear rediscovered vest jackets in the last few years, which led to a wide variety of tech puffers and workwear styles, made from masters of work clothing like Carhartt. Versatility, that’s what lays behind the resounding success of vests: they look fly over a plain hoodie and they’re extremely useful under a winter jacket, with no distinctions. Patagonia is the tech vests Maestro: its quilted puff vest keeps you warm and dry as it’s made with a special water-repellent treatment system. But pile vests remain the warmest options if you need to boost your winter-ready ensemble. Nike takes cues from its endless archive to produce colorful vintage-inspired pile vests, while Helly Hansen cuts it to the chase with some hood-equipped models. On the other hand, Dickies and Carhartt jackets come from workwear: their vests look stronger than normal ones and include different frontal pockets to get that cargo look you’ve always craved for. But you might prefer the utility vest: this style features some mesh paneling all over along with reflective details and usually comes from tech brands like Chrome or Nike.