This season men are being urged to spare no expense on their sweatshirts. This all-American casual staple has been given a sophisticated makeover by a number of menswear leaders, from loungewear specialists Sunspel to the king of luxury himself, Tom Ford.
In the interest of welcoming long sleeves back into our wardrobes, here are some of the best high-end sweats on the market right now.
1. A.P.C Embroidered Loopback Cotton-Jersey Sweatshirt
Paris-based A.P.C. (Atelier de Production et de Création) is all about European minimalism, and this slimline sweatshirt sticks to the brand’s pared-back design guns.
With only a touch of branding, this versatile navy option is easy to throw on with denim for everyday wear, or can be layered over a shirt and trousers for an evening out.
Available at Mr Porter, priced £115.
2. Tom Ford Loopback Cotton-Jersey Sweatshirt
Understated luxury is what Tom Ford is all about.
This refined take on the sporting classic is Italian-made and features everything you need to achieve a contemporary yet casual look, including a slim silhouette, soft touch cotton form and athletic-inspired V-shaped stitching to the neckline.
Available at Mr Porter, priced £570.
3. Thom Browne Shoulder Vent Crew Neck Sweat
Thom Browne may hail from the metropolis that is New York City, but this crew neck sweatshirt is the epitome of Parisian chic.
The red, white and blue stripes, combined with a button vent shoulder, gives the traditionally bulky sweatshirt silhouette a more delicate feel, while the white badge adds an authentic nautical touch.
Available at END Clothing, priced £349.
4. Officine Generale Japanese Terry Crew Sweat
As the name suggests, this minimal sweatshirt from tailoring-come-workwear label Officine Generale hails from Japan.
Crafted from lightweight cotton terry, its navy colouring and pared-back detailing guarantees versatility; wear it by itself with jeans and a pair of luxe trainers, or team with a white Oxford button-down, wool trousers and double-monks for a superb high-low aesthetic.
Available at END Clothing, priced £99.
5. Ami Tricolour Logo Crew Sweat
French designer Alexandre Mattiussi’s Ami label has become something of a modern fashion phenomenon in recent years, in part thanks to its branded sweatshirts.
Utilising its homeland colours of red, white and blue, this loopback cotton-blend option with striking chenille logo is sure to elevate your style, all the while keeping you warm and comfortable.
Available at END Clothing, priced £135.
6. Maison Kitsuné Parisien Crew Sweat
Record label and design house Maison Kitsuné effortlessly blends fashion and music.
The latest in their ready-to-wear, graphic-driven designs features a high quality screen print on the chest along with a ribbed collar, cuffs, hem and V at the neckline.
Keep this one casual, pairing it with your favourite skinny jeans and equally clean white trainers.
Available at END Clothing, priced £119.
7. Saint Laurent Classic Crew Neck Sweatshirt with Zip Chest
Channel Hedi Slimane’s signature rock ‘n’ roll aesthetic with this angled zip detail sweatshirt from Saint Laurent.
The perfect partner for ripped denim and rough-and-ready Converse, it’s crafted from French terrycloth for a luxurious finish that is simple and standout in equal measure.
Available at Saint Laurent, priced £500.
8. Paul Smith Raglan-Sleeve Loopback Cotton Sweatshirt
Colder weather is no reason to give up on colour, as shown by this glowing yellow example from Paul Smith.
While the shade may seem a little garish, anchor with dark blue denim or slim-cut black trousers for a casual yet considered look.
Available at Paul Smith, priced £79.
9. Sunspel Reed Loopback Sweat Top
The colourful theme continues with this rich wine sweatshirt from Sunspel, a British brand renowned for its premium basics.
Made from a super soft loopback cotton, this seasonally-appropriate piece is as ready for lounging on the sofa as it is the office.
Available at Sunspel, priced £95.
10. Club Monaco Dègradè Cotton-Jersey Sweatshirt
New York-based Club Monaco has taken the sweatshirt in a contemporary direction this season.
The black to white ombrè effect creates a statement without the need for additional branding or prints, bringing a unique edge to a menswear classic.
Available at Mr Porter, priced £160.