Thanks to the likes of Riccardo Tisci and Nicolas Ghesquière, the rise and rise of the statement sweatshirt has cemented its position as a high fashion player. This humble wardrobe staple has been transformed into a legitimate lust-have item, fetching in excess of $1000 for a limited edition Givenchy print. On other end of the fashion spectrum, high street labels are producing equally desirable pieces at much lower price points. This trend gained much momentum early last year and is showing no signs of waning. Perhaps its versatility is a key factor in its longevity. They can be worn with almost anything and look great over a shirt or under a sports coat. Sweatshirts are extremely comfortable and when layered over a button-up, can look quite pulled together. In a way, it has replaced fine knitwear.
The two gentlemen featured in today’s post are great examples of how to sport this trend. If your sweatshirt is loud, keep the rest of your outfit simple to avoid looking like a little kid that got their own way with their wardrobe choices. I love the restraint shown by these gentlemen, they’ve let the sweatshirt speak for itself.
Get this look:
a. White Monkey Graphic Sweater, $315, DSquared2, ssense.com
b. Classic Mickey Mouse Sweatshirt, $54, Mighty Fine, urbanoutfitters.com
c. Bug & Taz Throwback Pullover Sweatshirt, $49, urbanoutfitters.com
d. Terrazzo Sweatshirt, $223.15, Carven, farfetch.com
e. Teal Lipstick Toilet Paper Magazine Edition Sweater, $500, MSGM, ssense.com
f. Jumper With Stars, $70.96, River Island, asos.com
g. Sweat in Polka Dot, $192.60, Paul Smith Jeans, asos.com
h. Green Long Sleeve Sweatshirt, £36, topman.com
i. Sweat in Crew Neck, $160.16, Paul Smith Jeans, asos.com
Note: Prices correct at time of posting