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The Short-Sleeve Sweatshirt Is Your New Favorite Spring Shirt

The Short-Sleeve Sweatshirt Is Your New Favorite Spring Shirt:

The sweatshirt is one of the hallmarks of casual menswear. Be it a crewneck, a hoodie, or a shawl collar, a solid sweatshirt is as essential to your weekend wardrobe as jeans and sneakers. With the arrival of spring though, comes unpredictable weather. Now the sweatshirt that was the ideal weight a month ago might be too heavy, but a regular T-shirt might be too light. Enter the short-sleeve sweatshirt.

Thicker than a tee, it keeps your torso warm, but the short sleeves prevent you from getting too hot. And if temps fall, the short-sleeve sweatshirt layers perfectly under a light coat like a jean jacket. It really is the perfect shirt for spring and we’ve found eight short-sleeve sweatshirts that will help you pull off the look in style.


todd snyder

TODD SNYDER
$88, toddsnyder.com
Menswear designer Todd Snyder has had a long-time collaboration with Champion, who pioneered well made sweats. For this season, the collection includes this short-sleeve sweatshirt. The navy cotton has a broken-in, vintage feel and it fits great.

best made

BEST MADE
$78, bestmadeco.com
Best Made doesn’t just make awesome axes. Their menswear collection is pretty great as well. The black X marks the spot with their take on the sweatshirt. It is a stealthy contrast to the navy. And the V stitching around the collar is just a tad asymmetrical which is a clever detail.

kith x john elliott

KITH x JOHN ELLIOTT + CO
$188, kithnyc.com
The crewneck isn’t the only sweatshirt that deserves the short-sleeve treatment. Ronnie Fieg’s Kith developed a custom terry fabric for this hoodie in collaboration with menswear designer John Elliott. The material has a contrasting burgandy color on the inside that pairs well with the heather grey on the front. Side-venting zippers create a futuristic look and the unfinished edge on the sleeves gives the hoodie a raw quality.

dries van noten

DRIES VAN NOTEN
$209, endclothing.com
Even high fashion brands like Dries Van Noten are getting in on the short-sleeve sweatshirt trend. The graphic on this shirt is certainly bold, as is the front panel which looks quilted thanks to the criss-crossed stitching. But the brushstroke-like nature of the 71 makes it feel like it wouldn’t be out of place if a football player from the Leatherheads-era wore it.

supreme logo crewneck

SUPREME
$110, supremenewyork.com
The French terry crewneck from Supreme comes in six different colors, including an orange-and-yellow camo pattern if you’re looking for something louder. The logo placement on the chest is the right level of understated.

brooks brothers

BROOKS BROTHERS
$59.50, brooksbrothers.com
With its sea green color, this might be the perfect shirt for bonfires at the beach. Part of Brooks Brothers’ Red Fleece collection, it’s a slimmer, more modern take on the preppy staples that Brooks Brothers has done so well for years.

undefeated

UNDEFEATED
$68, undefeated.com
Using a moisture-wicking fabric, you don’t have to worry if you actually sweat in this sweatshirt. While the piece looks great as a casual layer, you can train in it and it will perform. The half-zip on the front is a good way to control temperature as your workout intensifies.

bdg-2

BDG
$39, urbanoutfitters.com
If you’re looking for something with a little more color, this option from BDG is a great option. The heather grey, blue, and white are a great palette for spring and the raw cuffs and small slits along the sides maintain a great athletic aesthetic.


Justin Tejada is a writer and editor based in New York City. Follow him on Twitter at @just_tejada.

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