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5 Ways to wear the grey sweatshirt

 

The grey sweatshirt should be a staple within every man’s wardrobe, versatile, comfortable and easy to wear. As many menswear classics do, the sweatshirt has a history that dates way back, designed with functionality and purpose in mind. In this case, it was on the sports field that a new design was necessary. The sweatshirt was originally designed by Russell Athletic in 1920, thought up by Benjamin Russell Junior who was an American Football player at the University of Alabama at the time. His thinking came from a need for an alternative to the itchy, woollen jerseys that were worn for sports at the time that caused chafing, discomfort and sweating. He suggested a lightweight, more comfortable, all-cotton version – a suggestion that lead to the birth of the sweatshirt.

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Since the invention and rise of modern, more breathable sportswear, the days of the sweatshirt being worn whilst doing anything that would actually break a sweat are long gone. Fortunately, the sweatshirt as an item of clothing is here to stay, making its way from sportswear to streetwear due to its comfort and versatility.

Although it is a massively versatile item of clothing, many men may be unsure of how you can incorporate this classic in to your everyday wardrobe – both smart and casual. If this is you, then we have the ultimate guide here providing you with five examples of how you can enjoy the comfort and simplicity of the grey sweatshirt day to day (and night!).

 

CASUAL COMFORT

A grey sweatshirt whether it be plain or with a logo or pattern makes for the perfect option to throw on in the morning for a stylish yet effortless look. Pairing it with light blue jeans will brighten up your outfit and wearing a white tee underneath will add a bit of detail to your neckline.

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Featured above: Barbour Affliate Grey Marl Crew Neck Sweatshirt, Adidas Originals Stan Smith White & Green Leather Trainers,Lacoste White Crew Neck Pima Cotton T-Shirt, BOSS Green Delaware Medium Blue Slim Fit Jeans, Herschel Classic Caramel Back Pack,Ray-Ban Tortoise Brown Fleck Clubmaster

 

SMART CASUAL

Believe it or not the grey sweatshirt can be your go-to piece for a smarter look, ideal for a last minute night out with the boys. Pair it with some skinny or slim fit indigo jeanssmart shoes and a jacket with a clean, smart style such as the bomber jacket from Pretty Green.

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Featured above: Polo Ralph Lauren Performance Flagstone Heather Sweatshirt, Pretty Green Ventura Navy Bomber Style Jacket,Nudie Jeans Organic Dry Navy Grim Tim Dark Denim Straight Slim Leg Jeans, Clarks Originals Cola Desert London Suede Shoe,Barbour Brown Leather Card Case, Barbour Brown Leather Compact Wallet, Luke 1977 Page Brown Top Stitched Belt, Lucky Tiger Shampoo and Body Wash 240ml

 

LAYERED UP

Putting together a layered outfit is one way to ensure your look appears more considered and less like you just threw it on in the morning… even if you did! The grey sweat makes for the perfect starting point to a layered look, pair a plain sweatshirt with a patterned shirt underneath and throw over a lightweight jacket.

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Featured above:  Barbour International Charcoal Marl Crew Neck Sweatshirt, Belstaff Leighwood Black Field Jacket, Replay Hyperflex Black Slim Fit Jeans, Fred Perry Deep Red Herringbone Gingham Short Sleeve Shirt, Android Homme Omega Low Black Textured Trainers, Ray-Ban Black Wayfarer Sunglasses, Herschel Charlie Dark Shadow Card Holder, Herschel Hank Raven Crosshatch Billfold Wallet

 

THE SPORTSMAN

Take the grey sweatshirt back to its athletic roots by pairing it with some tracksuit bottoms – the perfect outfit for any pre or post workout. If you want to give this super-comfortable look a style boost then go for luxury sportswear brands such as Creative Recreation and Android Homme when choosing your bottoms and trainers.

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Featured above: Penguin Rain Heather Crew Neck Sweatshirt, Creative Recreation Gleneagle Navy Tracksuit Bottoms, Fred Perry Black & Mid Grey Canvas Barrel Bag, Creative Recreation Deross White Mayan Mesh Trainers, Herschel Black Chapter Travel Bag, Baxter of California Citrus & Herbal-Musk Deodorant stick

 

RELAXED SMART

Putting a shirt underneath a sweatshirt is the easiest way to add a hint of smartness to your relaxed, casual style. This look is perfect for a transitional day-to-night outfit, straight from the office to the bar.

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Featured above: Pretty Green Foxlair Mid Grey Marl Sweatshirt, Farah Brewer Black Ink Slim Fit Oxford Shirt, Farah Elm Olive Green Cotton Twill Chino Trousers, Polo Ralph Lauren Klinger Polo Black Canvas Trainers, HUGO Gorianone Black Braided Leather Trim Belt,Carter and Bond Classic Faux Ivory Mach 3 Razo, Carter and Bond The St James Shaving Brush
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