Crew neck sweats have seen their popularity soar over the past couple of seasons, and even though they’ve been hipster-ized beyond belief as of late, they should still be considered a wardrobe staple.
In the past, hoodies have been a far more popular choice than their humble sweatshirt counterpart, and I think the major reason for this is their practicality. A jumper with a zip down the front and a hood on the back will keep you warm when it’s cold, dry when it’s wet and can be left lazily open when neither need be worried about.
Furthermore, I have always personally associated crew neck jumpers with my primary school years; visions of my mother wrestling me into one, faded from endless washing machine cycles and stained with paint, ketchup and whatever else I could spill down myself. I’ve been subconsciously avoiding crew necks ever since.
However, due to prominent sports luxe influences dominating menswear throughout 2012 and into 2013, the sweatshirt is fighting back. Able to finish off a casual or smart-casual ensemble effortlessly, a sweatshirt can be paired with a denim jacket and t-shirt combination as easily as it would an Oxford shirt and some smart chinos – providing versatility that a hoody cannot match.
This new Scotch & Soda spring/summer release comes in a faded blue colour way, with the washed-out, vintage aesthetic making it ideal for wearing on lazy weekends with jeans and trainers. It would also look great paired with spring/summer appropriate pastel hues such as pink and yellow, helping you tap into the upcoming 1990s trend and recreating the signature laid back Californian aesthetic.
It is available now at ASOS, priced at £70.
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