Styling Tip

Throw it over an oxford shirt and light-washed denim for a great off-duty look. Pair it with the same shirt, but switch it up with trousers and plain toe oxford shoes for a little 9-5 rebellion.

The Sweatshirt Spectrum

With transitional weather right around the corner, it's the perfect time to take inventory of easy layering pieces that can be worn alone on mild days. The sweatshirt has seen a resurgence from companies like J.Crew to designer interpretations from Raf Simons. Unlike the slummy, Mark Zuckerberg connotations of the hoodie, the crewneck has long been taken out of the gym and incorporated into menswear's casual style lexicon. Of course, it's not exactly the piece most people imagine splurging on, but if it's high quality or an interesting design that you're looking for, there's probably a sweatshirt out there for you this fall. Here's a round-up of some of the coolest ones on the market today—they're all unlike the heather grey ones you're familiar with, and available in a range of prices.

 

Uniqlo, $30

Cut slim with raglan sleeves and available in eight colors, you may want to stock up on these.

 

American Giant, $69

Made in California from quality heavy-duty fleece with retro details and ribbed side panels.

 

Wallace and Barnes, $158

Can't get enough camo? This slim-fitting style with contrasting cuffs is printed with a vintage pattern.

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Deter, $54

A contrast pocket and elbow patches add some streetwear vibes to this indigo sweatshirt.

 

Club Monaco, $99

Subtle navy stripes, a sharply tailored fit and a soft terrycloth fabric set this sweatshirt apart.

 

Raf Simons, $310

Known for youthful takes on classic staples, an ombre treatment makes this designer piece shine.

 

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August 28, 2013

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