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For The Love Of Fleece: Soft & Warm Clothing And Accessories

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We've Been Fleeced! (In A Good Way)

If you peek into my closet and go through my drawers, you'll see a LOT of fleece -- pullovers and pants, fleece socks, fleece mittens and hats, fleece scarves, and even a homemade, red fleece serape (pictured here). I have a big pile of fleece PJs, and if I could find fleece underpants and bras, I'd wear those too. Did I mention I have a thing for fleece?

And Steve here is a big fan of fleece himself. In fact, he even offered to model for us. What a sport!

What You'll See Here:

FLEECE FOR....

.... your Bod'

.... your Head

.... your Feet

.... your Bed

.... your Hands

.... your Face

.... your Pet

.... Any Ol' Place

And some goofy pictures of America's Next Top Mustached Model

Natural Fleece is basically wool

Natural Fleece is basically wool

What Is Fleece?

Besides warm and soft....

Fleece in its natural form is the wool you get when you sheer a sheep or similar animal.

Here, however, I'm referring to fleece material, which generally has a combed or brushed nap, making it soft and airy. Wool fleece absorbs moisture and can be heavy, while synthetic materials are lighter and wick moisture, making them more suitable for strenuous activity.

Polyester fleece, a two-sided pile material, is often used for sweaters, sweatshirts, jackets, mittens, hats and blankets. It's moisture-resistant, dries quickly and doesn't pill up with extended use. This type of synthetic fleece became popular for use in outdoor clothing in the early 90s, when hikers found it to be lighter and warmer than wool. It's even been used in deep-sea diving suits and to make underwear for astronauts.

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Fleeces are often referred to by weight.

Microfiber fleeces are very popular for athletic apparel, because they provide the warmth of much thicker fleeces without being bulky. They’re also very light.

100-weight fleeces are slightly heavier than Microfleece. They’re often used as a first layer or lightweight sweater, as well as for hats and gloves.

Medium-weight, or 200-weight, fleece is the most popular on the market due to the added warmth it provides without much additional bulk. A 200 fleece is good for all seasons and is often used for jackets, vests and blankets.

The 300-weight fleece is great for very cold outdoor activities, worn as an insulating layer by itself or under a waterproof shell.

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Fleece For Your Bod'

Clothing, pajamas and robes

Work it, Steve! Work it!

(And could you suck it in, please.)

Here, the mustached one models his charcoal-gray fleece pullover sweatshirt (available in many different colors).

Steve--a hiker, artist and machinist--isn't easy on his clothing, but this much-worn, 5-year-old piece of fashion finery is as good as ... well, okay, not new, but it's got years of life left in it.

Below, you'll find fleece for your top, your bottom, and your whole body, for day or for night.


Fleece To Pull Over

Fleece pullovers come in v-neck, crewneck, zip-neck and occasionally turtleneck styles. Steve and I wear them all the time just as we would sweatshirts or sweaters.

Fleece To Zip Up

For outerwear or layering

A full-zippered jacket is great for layering during outdoor activities, over a synthetic tee and under a down vest, or a nylon or Gortex shell.

Fleece To Pull Up

Steve and I both carry a pair of fleece pants on our backpacking trips. They're great to pull over lightweight pants, tights or shorts while hanging around camp. I often put them on over my shorts when leaving the gym on chilly days and for lazy lounging around the house.

Fleece To Sleep Or Lounge In

I have fleece PJs, but not footie fleece PJs. Oh, husband! I would like to request these for Christmas, please!

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Find Lots More Fleece Footie PJ's Here

Let's do a little shopping with Steve

Come along, dear....

Sweetie?

Steve, let's go! We'll come back here to the fleece costumes when we're finished looking at footie PJ's.

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  • Footed Fleece Pajamas
    Warm, fleece onesie PJs for men and women in prints and solids, with and without those handy trap doors

These are micro-fleece footed pajamas for men and women, with button-down fronts and padded non-slip feet. And, yes, they have rear trap doors too.



Fleece To Answer The Door In (That is, a fleece robe)

You know, when the doorbell rings just as you're getting out of the tub or while in the process of air-drying.

Fleece To Go Trick-or-Treating In

This comfortable getup, perfect for monkey business, includes a jumpsuit with the attached plush headpiece.

Now, do they make these for adults too? And who needs to wait for Halloween to wear this cute suit?

One reviewer writes:

"My son wore this Curious George costume on Halloween. It was comfortable, complete and adorable. He received tons of compliments from friends, family and strangers. I loved that he could wear normal, comfortable clothes underneath and it had hands and feet, but my son was still able to use his hands and feet easily. The headpiece was attached so he could wear it or leave it down and we didn't need to worry about losing it."

More Fun Fleece Costumes To Choose From Here.... (A page full of super cute fuzzy-wear)

  • Warm Fleece Costumes For Children and Adults
    Keep the kids warm while trick-or-treating or strolling around town on Halloween -- or for fun any time it's cold -- in these soft fleece costumes. And there are even some for the grown-ups and his-and-her couple costumes too.

Fleece For Your Head

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This fleece headwarmer was made by a good friend of ours from the fashion mecca of Confluence, Pennsylvania. It's a one-of-a-kind, I'm afraid, but there are lots more fun fleece hats to be found.

Here are a few more and some more subdued accessories, too:

The Fleece Hedgehog

The Fleece Beanie

A simple, slick, warm and fuzzy hat for those who prefer not to stand out quite so much....

I know, no tassles or tails on this one. This is the formal model for black-tie occasions. (Oo, I should look for a black fleece tie for Steve.)

A Fleece Headband

I use my headband a lot. It's a great happy medium between a full head covering and no hat at all. And if my head still gets cold, I can just throw a hat or ball cap right over the top. Too warm, and I can pull the headband down around my neck.

Fleece For Your Feet - Steve wants to show you his fuzzy socks. Very nice, dear.

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Fuzzy Fleece Socks

These make great stocking stuffers or gift exchange goodies. Believe me, I know; I get at least two pair a year that way. (But I'm not complainin'!)

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Fleece For Your Bed

Talk about warm and cozy

The only problem is, it's sometimes difficult to get people out of it.

We make a fleece layer cake out of our bed: fleece fitted sheet, fleece top sheet, fleece blankets and fleece pillowcases. Within that fleece cocoon in my fleece jammies and fleece socks, icicles could be forming inside the house and I probably wouldn't know it. Sleeping Steve in his fleece socks and ... well, in his fleece socks ... probably wouldn't notice, either.




Cozy Sheets & Sets

Say goodbye to the Oo! factor when you climb into bed on those chilly winter nights and say, "Aahhh," instead.

No, Steve, no!!

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Fleece For Your Hands

Mitten/Glove Combos

a.k.a Glomitts

A Glomitt is a combination glove and mitten, making them versatile for all sorts of outdoor activities. (Or picking your nose in the cold.)

I guess I finally have to wash those socks. Ugh.

Fleece For Your Face

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What is there to say?

Fleece So Your Face Doesn't Freeze (Or for wearing when there's something really stinky around)

Fleece for pets

Fleece for pets

Fleece For Your Pet

Here's the Sassy one in her favorite burgundy fleece blanky. This used to be my burgundy fleece blanky, until my dog claimed it as her own years ago.

But there are fleece products made specifically for our best animal friends. Here are a few:

Fleece For Nap Time

Which is most of the time for our aging girl, unless we say the W-A-L-K word.

Fleece For Bedtime

Have a Great Dane? Well ... I'll have to keep looking then. This won't fit, I'm afraid.

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Fleece For Just About Anyplace

Fleece on the greens

Fleece on the plane

Fleece at the spa

And fleece on a train.

There's fleece for camping

And fleece for your car.

In fact, there's fleece

For wherever you are.

(Even on the potty.)

Fleece On The Plane, Bus Or Train

Hey, if you prefer the shoulder next to you, or that feeling of cold glass up against your cheek, that's all well and good. But here's a soft, squooshy option for keeping your sleepy head in your seat. I never take off without one.

Fleece On The Fairways

Sure, golfers need fleece too. After all, that vinyl golf cart seat can get kinda hot and sticky. So why not be comfortable while driving around, looking for your little white ball or waiting for your turn at the tee?

Fleece In Camp

This is a great bag for summer camping and would even come in handy on a cruise, for deck chair star-gazing. It's also a good sleeping bag liner for really cold-weather camping.

Fleece On That Sore Spot

Just a little to the left ... uh, a little higher ... oo, a smidge to the right ... ahhhhhh, that's it.

I thought this was kinda funny.

Check out the Cozy Comfort Fleece Toilet Seat Cover ad from Yoga Imports.

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A Fleece Serape

Want a serape like this stylish red piece Steve is modelling? Well, you can have one just like it .... if you make it. All you have to do is get a big square of fleece, find the center and cut a slit in it, maybe stitch the edges on a sewing machine if you want to be fancy, and then stick your head through the hole. Oila!

Fleeces are available in most local fabric stores, but if you can't find it there, Seattle Fabrics sells 17 different types of fleece material from their online store.

© 2009 Deb Kingsbury

Do You Have Some Fleece Around The House? - Add your comments below.

floppypoppygift1 on December 07, 2012:

Adorable article and inspiring finds! Cheers~cb

brynimagire on March 26, 2012:

Nice post. Great lens !

Ruthi on January 30, 2012:

Steve is a super model! I laughed the whole way through the fleece fun! Funny thing, I had a SquidQuest on my dashboard that said, "...anyone who works as hard as you do deserves a little fun." Well, I stopped what I was doing and found fleece is fun! So your For The Love Of Fleece has been squidliked and submitted...smiles!

blessedmomto7 on January 30, 2012:

Love the photos! What a great guy Steve is!

VBright on January 30, 2012:

Love it! You have a fantastic SOH. Besides blankets, I don't own much, but my dog has fleece! (har har) :)

Nancy Tate Hellams from Pendleton, SC on January 30, 2012:

Your model is tooooo funny! I love Fleece too and saw some Fleece on this page that I would like to own.

Footies on December 30, 2011:

A big thumbs up and congratulations on this well written lens. Actually, I am not a big fan of fleece, due to the static electricity (shocking!), but I enjoyed reading your love letter to fleece.

baby-strollers on December 13, 2011:

This dude makes me laugh.

Paula Atwell from Cleveland, OH on August 26, 2011:

Steve is a hoot! And an awesome lens. :)

JeremiahStanghini on March 12, 2011:

The model makes this lens! ;-)

With Love and Gratitude,

Jeremiah

magicgeniewishl on January 13, 2011:

How funny, great lens... And well done Steve, love your work!

natashaely on January 08, 2011:

This hilarious, you two must have a wonderful marriage, the lens is fun, informative and personal, I like it. This was recommended on squidu. Take care :)

Othercatt on November 07, 2010:

I'm going to be laughing all day after reading this. I even had to show it to my hubby and his friends. I'll tell you one thing. I'll never look at fleece gloves again without thinking of Steve! Great lens.

poutine on October 13, 2010:

I have a few fleece blankets and gloves that I just love.

kimmiekins on September 28, 2010:

I'm addicted to fleece. Blankets galore adorn my house. I can't pass them up when I see them. My dogs have their own fleece blankets all over the floor - they still steal mine. Heck, all my small animal cages have fleece instead of animal bedding! Love fleece pullovers and hoodies. Great lens! Also, Steve is a great sport!

Tarra99 on September 18, 2010:

in Canada you gotta love fleece! I feel all warm and toasty just looking at your lens! thanks for sharing...thanks for the chuckles too ;o)

rewards4life info on September 13, 2010:

Absolutely brilliant! I love the photos, all products and a bit of humour, you've sprinkled here and there. Thanks for sharing. =)

anonymous on July 15, 2010:

Thanks for the site which i bought this fleece warm up jacket and uniform outerwear jacket, i got it in a very low price. Jackets are made of high quality fabric, which is easy to care and use. they also offered me for a logo and embroidery personalization which is also available for less.

norma-holt on December 11, 2009:

What a great lens. Love your husband. This was so great to read and the model is good too

5* and fave

WritingforYourW on November 29, 2009:

My parents brought me a big fleece hoodie back from their Alaska trip, and it's the warmest thing in my closet. Too bad the dog hairs kind of stick to it too... hehe. Can't have everything. ;)

CherylsArt on November 21, 2009:

Lots of cool things fleece here; lensrolled to air mattress and shower curtains for the home lenses.

thesuccess2 on November 19, 2009:

Have just lensrolled your great lens at slankets

clouda9 lm on November 02, 2009:

You have the best hubby in the world, 'cept when he picked boogies...eww! Marvy lens - excellent product highlights! {runs off to see if hubby will pose like this for a lens :}

Lee Hansen from Vermont on October 31, 2009:

Funny, funky fleece - ably modeled by Steve the Good Sport (hey, isn't that what a spouse signs up for??). I love all my fleece - jackets, hats, scarves, mittens, loungewear and YES, BLANKETS! You gave me some ideas for holiday gifts I'm planning to make - can't go wrong with comfy fleece.

Rhonda Albom from New Zealand on October 31, 2009:

What a fantastic lens. Love your sense of humor and the way you personalized everything. You're lucky to have such good sport around - kudos to Steve! Blessed by a Squidoo angel.

Samantha Lynn from Missouri on October 30, 2009:

LOL poor Steve!

Canela Ajena from Houston on October 30, 2009:

I love the Footed Pajamas for Women

Frankie Kangas from California on October 30, 2009:

Excellent lens with lots of great products. The photos are so much fun! Bear hugs, Frankster

Faye Rutledge from Concord VA on October 30, 2009:

Hey...I see you had a review by Seth and Megan! How cool! I can see lots of fleece lenses in your future! Love this lens and the pics!! I do agree...fleece is cozy warm!

julieannbrady on October 30, 2009:

This is incredibly amazing and funny too! I could see where this lens would be a great one to benefit from the new capability to break out the lens into connected chapters. Personally? I'm opting for the Columbia Sportswear Pigtail Fleece Hat as that is a hat with personality! Delightful visit today -- Thanks Deb for the smiles. Who knew that fleece could be funny? ;)

pkmcr from Cheshire UK on October 30, 2009:

Great fun lens and you have been blessed by a Squid Angel :-)

EpicFarms on October 30, 2009:

Actually, I have a fleece saddle pad (Merino) that I love; but I've gotta say that I have GOT to get some of those fleece socks (er not the booger picking ones, but regulars please :o) Congratulations on LOTD - very nicely done!

Kathy McGraw from California on October 29, 2009:

Really enjoyed this.....it has personality. Oh and I love my fleese socks, gloves, and bathrobe. So warm :)

Holley Web on October 29, 2009:

Rolling laughing! Just sliding in here to say ~ Blessed by a Squid Angel~! What fun! I remember a week or so ago when you were tweeting about it being cold in the house. I guess you found the solution, huh? Great, great job!

Cheryl Kohan from England on October 29, 2009:

Very, very entertaining...that husband of yours is something else! The thing is, I think you encourage him. Or maybe you just bring out the best in him? In any case, it sure looks like you tow are having a lot of fun. I love fleece although I couldn't wear pajamas with feet. But I love the fleece pigtails hat and the fleece clogs.

Evelyn Saenz from Royalton on October 29, 2009:

Here in Miami we don't need much fleece but I sure appreciate it when we go up to Vermont for the summer.

Love those pictures.:)

anonymous on October 29, 2009:

Fleece is so snuggly and warm. I love it! What a great lens and your hubby, Steve makes a darling model! :)

kimmanleyort on October 29, 2009:

I think you've covered it all and Steve is a real sport!

Heather Burns from Wexford, Ireland on October 29, 2009:

love it ....5* and blessed...

Allan R. Wallace from Wherever Human Rights Reign on October 29, 2009:

Down at the beach, fleece is a one season item. Of course the mountains are just an hour away. I may have to get a set of those fleece footies for weekend fandangos.

daoine lm on October 29, 2009:

Oh your husband's a hoot! What a character :-) Great lens.

anonymous on October 29, 2009:

This is a riot! Looks like you and Steve have a lot of fun together. I really enjoyed this lens!

anonymous on October 29, 2009:

I love the pictures of your model, Deb!!! I do love my fleece too, and this is a real fun lens.

Best wishes for the holidays and winter fleece season coming up...

Does Steve have a modeling agent yet? What a guy!

Joan4 on October 29, 2009:

I love fleece too, and this lens is, as we say in the south, a real hoot! :)

Mary Beth Granger from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA on October 29, 2009:

Love this lens! 5* and blessed.

Ruth Coffee from Zionsville, Indiana on October 23, 2009:

Fleece is a wonderful thing, I see some items I would love to have here. BTW, I think your hubby might be as goofy as mine.

RolandTumble on October 21, 2009:

I love my fleece sheets, but I still use satin pillow cases that don't know my hair up overnight. I also wear lots of fleece sweaters & jackets. Great lens!

anonymous on October 20, 2009:

I love fleece! I was given a snuggie last year for my birthday and it's amazing! I used to dress my daughter in nothing but fleece clothing when she was little. great lens! 5*****

dustytoes on September 23, 2009:

I do love fleece!! Your husband is such a good sport (and a bit of a ham)...haha..!

poutine on September 20, 2009:

Love fleece and had a good chuckle reading this funny lens.

A huge 5

draik on June 24, 2009:

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Susanna Duffy from Melbourne Australia on June 14, 2009:

I once had a whole lot of fleece - well pure wool - clothing, but these last few years I've thrown it all out. They would have looked better on your model than on me anyway.

anonymous on May 31, 2009:

I was given a fleece diaper cover to use over cloth diapers and it ended up being the BEST cover I used! If we have any more little ones I shall have several more fleece covers made :)

Laniann on May 31, 2009:

I can see why you enjoy fleece as much as you do. It's not only cozy and warm but lots of fun. LOL 5*'s

anonymous on May 28, 2009:

Really enjoyed this one!

Carol Fisher from Warminster, Wiltshire, UK on May 28, 2009:

I never realised fleece was so funny before. Great lens.

ctavias0ffering1 on May 28, 2009:

So funny. Love the warmth of fleece, cosy warmth 5*

Kimberly Napper from U.S. on May 27, 2009:

LOL! What a fun lens. I have just a little fleece, I definitely need more.

luvmyludwig lm on May 27, 2009:

Ok, I've had my laugh right before bed :) Y'all had me crackin' up! This is a great lens. Very entertaining and some very nice products. The part that got me laughing the most "No Steve no" too funny! I do hope you washed those socks lol :)

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