The Sweatshirt Returns: It's A Casual Revolution

It’s a casual revolution: the sweatshirt returns for a new style workout

Perhaps it was the domination of Mad Men, or maybe that odd moment when Pete Doherty was considered a style icon, or simply because we were fed up with looking a bit slovenly, but for the past few years the sharp suit and tie combo reigned supreme.

No more.

Now, an unstructured double-breasted jacket teamed with a good quality T-shirt and a pair of tapered trousers is about as smart as it need get: and what a relief.

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The star of this new era of laid-back dressing is the humble loop-back sweatshirt. Worn with smart chinos and sneakers, or with jeans and penny loafers, a slim, preppy sweatshirt sported in the style of a young Paul Newman can make as strong a style statement as a three-piece suit, so long as it’s worn in the right place.

Opt for something plain in jersey marl for venturing out in public, or go for a fully-blown logoed sweat when lounging around at home. 

Henri Lloyd; £75

Wolsey; £295

 Kenzo; £165

 Plectrum by Ben Sherman; £70

Sunspel; £180

A.P.C.; £110

 

Photography: Sam Armstrong


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