GANT Rugger has a tremendous lineup for the current F/W season, ranging from well-fitting blazers and shirting to impeccably-crafted outerwear and accessories. One of our favorite pieces from the current offerings is the Blogger Delight sweatshirt. Beyond the name, the sweatshirt’s actually be dope as well but that’s expected when you have Christopher Bastin at the helm. Well, we’re giving one away just in time for the holidays. A short quote from the man behind the sweatshirt after the jump as well as instructions on how to enter.
From Our Legacy’s Spring 2012 collection comes a revamped version of the Great Sweat. This upgraded version features a smooth cotton/silk blend fabric and washed finishing for a vintage look that just gets better with time. This is a classic piece that’s made from quality fabrics and constructed with the utmost care.
This season, Robert Geller and Common Projects collaborated on a few pieces, including this classic sweatshirt. This one’s really well detailed with a crew neck and ribbed cuffs & hem. It’s a great mid-layer piece all year ’round but can really come in handy when an unexpected breeze rolls through town.
Keeping things simple, here’s an old school reproduction from the folks at Lee. The 101 Original Sweat is offered here in grey melange cotton with contrast stitch detailing. It’s got all the makings of the “perfect” sweatshirt though that might be debatable. The V-insert crew neck and cross ribbed cuff are essential details that complete this classic item.
Military-inspired gear for life. This time, The Real McCoy’s brings us this oatmeal sweatshirt. The print was found on an old military sweatshirt and re-produced in Japan on this beautiful 10 oz. sweatshirt.
Buy It: $260 at Inventory Stockroom
Sweatshirts aren’t hard to find these days but finding one that fits? Well, that’s a different story. The Heskin Marl sweatshirt from Universal Works is a great find not only because of its slim-cut construction but also for its bold, washed-out finish. The soft handle, cotton crew sweatshirt is fitted with a slightly darker cotton canvas elbow patch detail and contrasting white stitching throughout and thick ribbed hem and cuff.
Japan-based Loopwheeler makes sweatshirts through a process which requires lots of manual labor and a machine called the loopwheel. Skilled craftsman attend to the machine at all times, which basically dishes out fabric that has very little overlay and bulk and lots of comfort and precision. One machine makes enough fabric daily to make 12 sweatshirts. Doesn’t seem like a whole because it isn’t. The time dedicated shows in the finish product.
To find Loopwheeler sweatshirts in the United States is a rarity though not impossible. If you’ve got connects overseas, we’d suggest directing them to SHIPS where you can pick one up in a trio of colorways for about $170 USD.
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