Ever wonder what the collar v at the sweatshirt is for?
Allow us to explain.

The Crewneck Sweatshirt Spectrum

When it comes to off-duty style, a crewneck sweatshirt is something that every guy can pull off with ease. We're not talking about the one you wore to tatters in college though. Opt for one with a trim fit and vintage details like side panels and ribbing to help it keep its shape through multiple wears. Throw on an equally casual oxford button-down shirt underneath to instantly add a smarter look, or opt for a more comfortable T-shirt for a day of casually tossing around the pigskin with the guys. It's a versatile staple that we'd advise picking up in more than one color. Having one grey and one navy sweatshirt will last you all season, and beyond. Whether you're looking for something with genuine workwear details or are thinking about investing in a real piece of casual luxury, here's a few you can get right now.

J.Crew, $49

Made from marled fleece inspired by the texture of Japanese loopwheel fabric.

Nike, $110

Made in Italy from premium cashmere with a sleek zippered pocket, this is where performance meets luxury.

Levi's Vintage Clothing, $207

The contrast raglan sleeves on this archival design make the interpretation of a classic stand apart from the pack.


Reigning Champ, $108

A marine blue version made from a heavyweight terrycloth from the knitwear experts at Reigning Champ.

Left Field, $120

Made of ringspun cotton and crafted with all the details that make Americana enthusiasts go crazy.

Band of Outsiders, $320

A bright, prep-school rendition made in Italy from washed cotton that oozes old-school cool.


Published on

November 8, 2011

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