The undisputed king of clothing: the sweatshirt. Seldom do we come across an item of clothing that we will truly use with every passing season. It becomes a lifesaver in winter, a layering piece during spring, a cool summer’s evening essential and the chunky knit is an absolute dead cert during autumn.
A handful of solid sweatshirts is really all you need to see you through the year. Yes, variation is important, but by hitting certain points, you’re guaranteed comfort and warmth every time the weather changes. Whether you are braving the freezing temperatures of winter or having a few beers at the pub in summer, there’s a sweatshirt for all of it.
The biggest names in the fashion industry have been turning their hand to stylish sweatshirts for a few years now, and I have sourced out the very best for you to be ready for any occasion, any outfit and most importantly, any weather.
Arket – French Terry Sweat – £35
A true staple of every man’s wardrobe, the grey sweatshirt is potentially the most versatile of the lot. Fashioning the classic V-insert at the neckline and done in a heavyweight cotton that will stand the test of time. You’ll wonder how ever survived without one.
Ralph Lauren – Cable Knit Cotton Jumper – £135
An absolute staple, the Ralph Lauren sweat has donned the backs of people for decades and its clear to see why. This piece pairs perfectly with both jeans for the casual days and smart trousers and shirt for the more dressed up evenings.
Zara – High Neck Sweater – £27.99
Sweaters don’t always need to thick and chunky, they can also be thin and tailored. This particular
sweater from Zara is the perfect combination of all the things that a sweater should be. Thin enough to layer under a jacket or blazer and a slightly high neck, which suits every body type.
H&M – Zip Top Jumper – £24.99
Who’s to say that a sweatshirt can’t have a zip and a polo collar? H&M have created the ultimate layering piece, able to be worn fully zipped up under a jacket with the added warmth of longer sleeves, or unzipped with a t-shirt underneath, perfect for those summer evenings.
Written by Tom Loughran