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September 21, 2011

On a budget: Sweatshirts

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Sweatshirts – or simple jumpers to those in the UK – are bang on trend at the moment. While it seemed like it was only the sole preserve of people living in the 1980s, this piece of has worked its way back into style and is easily available in a number of colours and styles at

To those not in the know, the sweatshirt has always been considered as part of the infamous tracksuit and this has somewhat affected its reputation over the last few years. However, a growing desire for the style, as well as the simplicity in its design, has led most men to appreciate it as a style essential.

However, when it comes to sorting out the smaller details, you must make sure it has several things. The “V” detailing is a classic sweatshirt detail and reflects sportswear heritage. Raglan sleeves are recognisable by the diagonal seam it creates from the underarm to the collarbone. The sleeve is therefore sewn directly to the neck and gives the wearer freedom of movement – another thing it owes to its sporting history.

Finally, marl flecks are a great asset. Whether it’s lightweight or heavy-duty cloth, the flecked marl is a signature style that keeps the look particularly retro, whether it’s classic grey or more colourful options.

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