A T-shirt alone is no longer going to cut it now the cold is starting to bite. With weather-appropriate layering grails from FW18 lines available at our favorite retailers, items such as overshirts, vests, sweaters, and transitional jackets are at the top of our shopping list.

While we recently brought you the essential layering pieces to have in your wardrobe this season, this time we've decided to round up the layering must-haves topping the shopping wishlists of staff here at Highsnobiety.

Featuring brands such as GmbH, 1017 ALYX 9SM, The North Face, and Burberry, our staff picks include everything from liner jackets and neck warmers to tactical vests and fleece jackets.

Read on to check out what's hot with team Highsnobiety right now.

Jian DeLeon, Editorial Director

Quilted Tactical Vest


Abasi Rosborough

15% off sitewide FW2021

15% off sitewide FW2021

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"Abasi Rosborough is one of the most exciting New York menswear brands right now, and I'm personally hyped to see them stocked in premier stores like SSENSE. I loved their use of bright colors for their FW18 collection and can't wait to wear their take on the tactical padded vest over turtlenecks and hoodies or underneath more proper topcoats."

Alec Leach, Digital Fashion Editor

Neck Warmer


1017 ALYX 9SM

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“I hate scarves, so this is a nice way of staying cozy without having to worry about miles of fabric flying around you when it gets a bit windy. Plus, turtlenecks look dope layered under basically everything.”

Aaron Toumazou, E-Commerce Editor

Padded Bomber Jacket

Padded Bomber Jacket



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“I’ve been super into Nemen’s Italian-made, technical fabric heavy pieces recently. As well as the pocket-clad utility vest and silver-lined guard jacket that have been on my shopping wishlist for a minute, this padded bomber can be worn as an insulating liner or as a deconstructed-style jacket, with a collarless design that lends itself to particularly easy layering over hoodies.”

Max Grobe, Associate Fashion Editor

Signature 3.0 Sweatshirt



15% off sitewide FW2021

15% off sitewide FW2021

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“For whatever reason, green and blue can be kind of jarring when styled together. But here Cottweiler’s Earth-like dip-dye and tonal stitching makes for a really sweet statement sweater, and the colorway allows the 3D-style lettering on the chest to really stand out. I guess this could be layered with anything, but an oversized bomber or leather jacket would be my go-to.”

Chris Danforth, Footwear Editor

Retro Nuptse Jacket


The North Face

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1990 Mountain Jacket GTX®


The North Face

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"The North Face’s Nuptse and Mountain Jacket combine to create a superior layering tandem. Both can be worn individually — over a hoodie depending on the weather — but each item reaches its full potential when combined with the other. The Nuptse zips in to create a cozy liner for the Mountain Jacket, which is treated with GORE-TEX to repel the rain. This tried-and-true pairing is surely the best and most versatile combination for cold, rain, and snow.

Several variations exist of the Nuptse and Mountain Jacket, but your best bet is the GORE-TEX 1990 Mountain Jacket in an OG colorway like yellow/black or red/black, plus the 1996 Nuptse."

Fabian Gorsler, Footwear Staff Writer

Trail Pack Jacket


Junya Watanabe x The North Face

15% off sitewide FW2021

15% off sitewide FW2021

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“This piece had me at Junya Watanabe x The North Face. I was a huge fan of their previous collaboration and have to admit this jacket is even better than the one from the first collection. The reflective detailing on the trim perfectly contrasts the black, while the attention to detail — peep the integrated backpack — is second to none. The only thing I’m not a huge fan of is the price, but my bank account will have to manage… somehow.”

Rhianna Matthews, Commerce Content Curator

Teddy Fleece



15% off sitewide FW2021

15% off sitewide FW2021

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"GmbH has been a brand on my radar for a while now, and their latest Fall/Winter collection is full of grails. Fall is my favorite season, as I love layering up and being cozy, so for me, this fleece is the perfect piece. The quality and fit are second to none, and I'm also a huge fan of the bungee-style drawstring at the hem, which can be adjusted to sit higher up on your waist — a much nicer look for women, in my opinion."

Viktor Kaćunić, Affiliate Partnerships




15% off sitewide FW2021

15% off sitewide FW2021

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"One of my favorite layering pieces has to be a nice patterned flannel shirt. You can rock it with a T-shirt underneath for a classic look or wear it with a hoodie on chillier days. There are a lot of possibilities: button it up, leave it open, tuck it in, do whatever you want. Be sure to size up, though, to stay cozy at all times."

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