Who: Kendall Jenner
The outfit she’s wearing: Patagonia Snap-T pullover
Location: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
Why it works: The world’s number one model wearing the world’s number one winter fleece? The answer is self-explanatory, really.
Editor’s notes: As those on the East Coast and Europe will attest, it is in no uncertain terms absolutely freezing right now. While some celebrities are quite happy to brave the elements in laughably inadequate ’fits (shout out to my man Kris Wu), others have donned their best sensible hats (quite literally) in a bid to escape the shackles of Old Man Winter.
First, last Thursday at Paris Fashion Week, there was Frank Ocean, who shunned the haute couture memo and went full-tilt gorpcore in an Arc’teryx beanie and a Mammut down jacket.
Now, there’s Kendall Jenner. Yes, renowned outdoors enthusiast Kendall Jenner. On Tuesday, the supermodel was spotted cheering on boyfriend Ben Simmons at the Philadelphia 76ers vs. Houston Rockets NBA game. But rather than the on-court action, it was Kendall’s Patagonia fleece that grabbed the attention of the Yvon Chouinard and Shia Labeouf stans here at Highsnobiety.
Of course, Patagonia’s transmogrification from mountaineering staple to cool kid favorite happened long ago. Who can forget the kinda awful Patagucci wave? Still, Kendall’s co-sign shows that legacy outdoor brands are here to stay when it comes to street style and that there’s nothing cozier than wrapping up in some super-soft Synchilla when the mercury plummets. (She also gets extra points for taking the unorthodox approach of fastening every button.)
Snap-Ts are easy to come by, but if you’re asking us, what you really want to invest in is a vintage, deep-pile, made-in-USA version that has stood, and will continue to stand, the test of time. If the $150-plus going rate is a bit pricy for your tastes, be sure to check out the brand’s Worn Wear page before buying new.