With seasonal changes come seasonal trends, and new layering options are popping up left and right. Whether you love it or hate it, recent capsules have seen the resurrection of something a little more locked and loaded than the rest: the utility vest.
The North Face’s Urban Exploration line and Carhartt have long shown us that workwear can be both functional and fashionable. Even Virgil Abloh rocked a tactical vest on the Louis Vuitton runway, an item that will be part of the brand’s upcoming collection and will surely catapult the trend from one adored by fashion’s most in-the-know to the mainstream.
With the tactical vest trend well underway, the likes of 1017 ALYX 9SM, Stone Island, and even Prada have released their own takes on the pocket-filled utility layer. Below, we’ve selected our favorite tactical vests currently available online, coming in all cuts, sizes, and different hues. Starting at $180 and rising to the notably more designer price of $1,655, there’s something in this vest selection for everyone.
Check out our picks and click away to cop a flex-worthy new layer.
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- Curated by: Nigel Minani