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The Best Sweatshirts You Can Buy This Season

Fashion, Men's Clothing Brands, Men's Wardrobe Essentials
Friday, 13th September, 2019


Are you looking to keep warm when the temperature drops?

A sweatshirt is a brilliant option.

Unlike it’s much more gentlemanly friend, jumpers, sweatshirts are an incredibly versatile option to wear – Right down from the most relaxed and laid back situations, right up to layering for a smart casual look which will really look the part.

So whether you’re looking to kick back and relax on a lazy Sunday afternoon, looking for something to wear to work, or you’re going out with the boys on a Friday night, a sweatshirt is something which is going to fit the bill in these situations, and a whole lot more.

Different Types Of Sweatshirts

There is a huge amount of different types of sweatshirts. They come in a large number of different styles, a few of the more popular ones being:

  • Short Sleeve Sweatshirts
  • Long Sleeve Sweatshirts
  • Zipped – Either 1/4 Half or Full Zip Sweatshirts
  • Hooded Sweatshirts (aka Hoodies)

But for the purpose of this article, I’m going to talk about the traditional sweatshirt. That is, long sleeve, cotton sweat with ripped cuffs and hem. The best, and most versatile of them all.

Different Styles Of Sweatshirt

Not only are there different types, but there’s different styles you can wear. From logos to colours, sports, plain to pattern, retro nostalgic graphic prints and the more modern streetwear, it’s fair to say that there’s definitely going to be a sweatshirt out there for you.

Sweatshirts are usually made from cotton, or a mix with mostly cotton in them. If you’re looking for wool, then it’s jumpers and knitwear you’re looking for.

Plain Sweatshirt (Staple Colours)

The timeless and most iconic sweat of them all, the plain sweatshirt. Staple colours are those timeless colours which never go out of style, and will go with most things in your wardrobe. They are a safe bet when it comes to buying clothing, and will last a lifetime, so you can spend some money on getting a good quality, luxury item.

Staple colours are black, white, navy and grey. Getting a plain sweatshirt in a staple colour will give your wardrobe a serious backbone when it comes to dressing. You can see how to style a sweatshirt here and read about how to wear this wardrobe essential.

Arket Grey French Terry Sweatshirt – £35


A premium sweatshirt at a reasonable price, this French Terry Sweatshirt from Swedish brand Arket can be one of your key pieces this Autumn/Winter. Made from French Terry weighing in at 340gsm, it’s a nice weighted top, and will look good in any wardrobe. It’s all about sustainability, and this sweatshirt should last a very long time.

£35 | ARKET

Sunspel Loopback Sweatshirt – £110


A luxury sweatshirt in their trademark loopback fabric, the Sunspel sweatshirts are designed in England and made in Portugal. With an array of colours available, including this navy I’ve picked out, they’re one contender when it comes to selecting a premium basic.

£110 | Sunspel

H&M Edition Sweatshirt – £40


From the premium line of H&M, Edition, comes this sweatshirt in black. The higher end of the H&M lines are always very good quality for the money, and at £40, this black sweatshirt will be no different.

£40 | H&M

Stone Island Sweatshirt – £189


One of the most popular brand’s in recent times, Stone Island are not a new brand, but are enjoying their recent surge in popularity over the past couple of years. The Italian brand gained it’s popularity in Manchester, but you don’t need to be a Manc to wear them.

With a lot of colours of their infamous plain sweatshirt available, people will know what you’re wearing thanks to it’s trademark label tab on the sleeve of the sweat.

£210 | END

Colour Pop

Want to brighten up your look? A pop of colour will do that, and you can do it with a sweatshirt. Bright colours such as red, blue and yellow are going to brighten up your look, but wearing them comes with a word of caution.

You have to pair these colours very carefully, as wearing them with the wrong colours can lead to a horrible colour clash. Make sure you pair complimenting colours with each other.

H&M Divided Red Sweatshirt – £9


For under a tenner, you can add a pop of colour to your outfit with this red sweatshirt from H&M. If you want a piece of fast fashion for the season, this is an inexpensive way of adding some colour to your look.

£8.99 | H&M

Pull & Bear Colour Sweatshirt – £18


Pull & Bear have a lots of sweatshirts with pops of colour, and I’ve picked out this orange one. It’s probably a colour you don’t have in your arsenal, so it will definitely add something new to your outfits. Pair it with some light denim to complete the look.

£18 | Pull & Bear

Pastel Colours

Best used in Spring and Summer but can work all year round, pastel colours are a way of injecting colour into your outfits without them being overbearing. Think of light, dusty hues, pink, yellow, green, blue and purples are always ones to watch.

Pull & Bear Lightweight Light Blue Sweatshirt – £10


Get some light colour hues in your wardrobe at high street prices with Pull & Bear. They have this light blue sweatshirt which is also lightweight, and will make a nice addition to your sweats this season.

£10 | Pull & Bear

Acne Studios Mint Sweatshirt – £210


If you want something from a Scandinavian fashion label which is going to set you apart from the rest, this pastel green mint coloured sweatshirt from Acne Studios is going to get you there. It has the stylish small text logo to the front which is purposely mis-printed with upside down text.

£210 | Acne Studios

Large Logos

If you want to represent a brand or are just a fan of large logos in general, the large logo sweatshirt is the way to go. Mostly worn as a casual piece, they are laid back and can be worn through the day perfectly well.

Kenzo Tiger Logo Sweatshirt – £205


You’ll not go un-noticed wearing this sweatshirt from Kenzo. It comes complete with the now trademark tiger embroidered logo to the front with the Kenzo wording. It’s a graphic which stands out on the backdrop of the black sweat.

£205 | Selfridges

Hugo Boss £119


A brand which needs no introduction to you, or those who’ll be looking at you is Hugo Boss. I’ve picked out this sweatshirt from the German brand which has the logo printed in a large style. The gold colour looks the part on the backdrop of a black sweat, and should be considered if you’re looking for a big branded sweatshirt.

£119 | Hugo Boss

Emporio Armani Sweatshirt Navy – £120

If you’re looking to rock an iconic Italian brand, Armani is definitely one think about. This sweatshirt comes in a couple of colours, but I’ve picked it out in classic navy. It comes with the Emporio Armani wording graphic to the front, which is clean but still gets noticed.

£120 | Armani

Retro & Nostalgia

Retro and nostalgia are in! The brands of the 80’s and 90’s are back, and have brought their branded sweatshirts with them. If you want to rock a 90’s trend in the colder months, wearing a sweatshirt is a way to get you there.

There’s plenty of different labels you can wear, depending on your own style and take on what retro vibe you want to go for. If you missed them the first time round, now is the time to get on board.

Calvin Klein Monogram Sweatshirt – £90

This is the daddy of all the retro sweatshirts, the Calvin Klein monogram sweatshirt. If you’re looking for 90’s trends, this is definitely one of the best ways to go about it. With the iconic CK logo to the front, it comes in all the staple colours you could want, including this which is grey.

£85 | Calvin Klein

Tommy Hilfiger Tommy Jeans Sweatshirt – £70


A heavyweight sweatshirt from a heavyweight retro brand, it’s the small Tommy Hilfiger flag from Tommy Jeans. This sweatshirt comes with the iconic flag design embroidered to the front breast of the top, in a small size on the chest. If you want some 90’s vibes with subtle style, this could work.

£70 | Tommy Hilfiger

And that’s it! The best sweatshirts you can buy this season. No matter if you’re looking for some plain smart style, retro vibes or are looking for large branded logos, there’s plenty of sweatshirts you can add to your wardrobe this year.

Michael Adams

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Michael Adams is the founder and editor of Michael 84, blogger from Newcastle, UK. Sharing men's fashion tips, style advice and lifestyle information for all guys.

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