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FLANNELS Five: Of The Best New Sweatshirts

FLANNELS Five: Of The Best New Sweatshirts

A less-than-appealing name belies the stellar appeal of a sweatshirt. The word sounds a bit, well, sweaty. Which is a kind of gross, especially if you plan to wear it to the pub, on a date or even to the office. Luckily, contrary to what the name suggests, perspiring is no longer a pre-requisite of wearing a sweat. Developed in the USA sometime in the ‘20s as a comfortable alternative to the heavy woollen sports shirts worn by athletes, sweats are now a wardrobe staple for even the most idle men. From the sofa to the street, you can wear a sweatshirt pretty much anywhere, anywhen – they’ve got that sporty, streetwear appeal which is so on-trend right now, and they can also be pretty smart if you pick the right one. Hooded and not, here are five of the season’s best.

VALENTINO VLTN CREW NECK SWEATSHIRT

With fashion power-houses like Valentino putting their luxe spin on the sportswear staple, there’s never been a better time to invest in your perfect grey sweatshirt.

Palm Angels over the head red logo hooded sweatshirt

PALM ANGELS LOGO SWEATSHIRT

LA-based streetwear brand Palm Angels has taken the fashion world by storm. Designer Francesco Ragazzi has an authentic, grown-up take on street apparel, and this red hooded sweat is a real style statement.

Marcelo Burlon never sleep black hooded sweatshirt

MARCELO BURLON NEVER SLEEP HOODED SWEATSHIRT

Hypebeasts everywhere will be clamouring to get their hands on this Marcelo Burlon sweat. We live and die by a similar mantra to the one printed on it – sleep when you’re dead.

Saint Laurent original 1996 logo sweatshirt in grey

SAINT LAURENT 1996 HOODED SWEATSHIRT

One of the higher-end pieces on this list, the storied heritage of the Saint Laurent maison gives this essential, minimalist sweatshirt a hefty style cachet.

JW Anderson logo crew sweatshirt

JW ANDERSON LOGO SWEATSHIRT

Easily one of the coolest designers on the British fashion circuit, tap into the off-beat style of JW Anderson with this easy-to-wear crew neck sweatshirt.