Dull must-have for slob-out days or an essential part of the perfect man wardrobe – can the sweatshirt come to the fore in terms of style and stand-out? If it’s well designed, in a great fabric and not too logo heavy then we think it can and therefore we’ve pulled together 5 of our favourites for this season just waiting to be snapped up.
Logo sweat from NICCE London who launched way back as far as 2013 with a ‘clean honest approach to contemporary street wear apparel.’ Functional yet reflecting UK culture and music the A/W 2014 collection mixes up traditional ideas with contemporary styling. Worn by some of the best names in house music including Loco Dice and Yousef plus Bombay Bicycle Club and Chvrches this brand is current and cool and affordable, the Logo sweat is £44.99
Known for their sweats that carry a vintage font logo and oversized styling, this Core Applique Crew from Superdry is understated, slimline and brings a bit of smart to casual dressing. It still has a classic crew-neck with distressed applique designs but it’s a case of less is more in the logo department. Core Applique Crew sweatshirt, £54.99.
Drop the logo and go for an image, so why not a pigeon. We particularly liked this one from Staple at Urban Outfitters. The Staple Lava Pigeon sweatshirt is an online exclusive so get it before it flies out the warehouse for £60.
Undisputed kings of all things black, All Saints have a range of well designed sweatshirts that are just that little bit out of the ordinary. The Robul Funnel neck is soft and will keep you warm whilst providing a bit of style that doesn’t go down the polo neck route too much. It also has hidden pockets so is more functional than it first appears. Robul Funnel neck sweatshirt, £108.
Soft wool-feel front and plain black jersey arms and back make this sweatshirt from Zara more of a sweater so it can be worn casually with jeans or dressed up with smarter trousers. Infinitely versatile and good looking we think this is one wardrobe staple you’ll turn to again and again. Zara sweatshirt, £35.99.