May
16
2013
By
of Valet.

Six Degrees of Sweatshirts

In the last few years, sweatshirts have gone from the slovenly stepchild of weekend wear and risen into the ranks of cool off-duty style. Gone are the shapeless pullovers made from puffy, pilled fleece. They've been upgraded to slimmer styles, cut from quality jersey and French terry fabric with old school details. They make for an ideal cover this time of year when you no longer need a jacket. But the real question is how far from the classic grey sweatshirt do you stray?

Classic
 

A simple heather grey with timeless details like the V-stitched collar and ribbed cuffs and waistband.

Gap, $40

Short-Sleeve
 

Perfect for pulling over a button-down or under a jacket. And the Steve McQueen undertones don't hurt.

Topman, $50

Graphic
 

Indigo and floral motifs: Can you get more of-the-moment than this eye-catching style?

YMC, $120

 
Lightweight
 

Crafted from featherweight French terry, this has been piece-dyed and enzyme-washed for a vintage feel.

J.Crew, $65

Jacket Hybrid
 

The love child of an old school 60/40 anorak and your favorite hoodie, with a tailored fit, ideal for layering.

Brooks Brothers, $228

Throwback
 

A soft washed boxer-style fleece pullover with a kangaroo pocket and a rolled barrel collar.

Club Monaco, $90

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    What is that little "V" at the collar? Mister Freedom's Christophe Loiron explains.
 

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