Menswear: Sweatshirt recommendations


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andymakesglasses
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20434 posts since 26/1/06

10 May 2012 16:19
Ju wrote: 5'9

Was just checking if the piss step was yours.
Jimmy326
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4574 posts since 22/9/07

10 May 2012 16:19
Fit looks great on that Ju. Neck isn't massive like the Great Sweat and the arms aren't skin tight either. You buy it off their website?
bungleski
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373 posts since 21/7/11

10 May 2012 16:21
Just having a float about on the web, anyone know much about Sixpack sweats. Their a french company. Any info on size/fit, quality etc. thanks
Ju
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1267 posts since 5/9/09

10 May 2012 16:22
It's not a wizard sleeve, I just have tiny wrists Cry

Yeah I did Jimmy, was actually 90 delivered, not 100, my mistake.
Ju
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1267 posts since 5/9/09

10 May 2012 16:24
andymakesglasses wrote:
Ju wrote: 5'9

Was just checking if the piss step was yours.
Laughing out loud it's a washing up bowl i use for handwashing stuff
stelfox
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8488 posts since 11/3/09

10 May 2012 20:19
Rez wrote: What are people's thoughts on the short sleeve sweats? Pointless?

They're cool, but hard to rock. I was thinking about this the other day after nearly buying one from COS a couple years ago.
sexonfabric
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848 posts since 22/9/09

10 May 2012 20:22
Crackajack wrote: Not liking the wizzards sleeve on that. Colour looks nice. Am I right in thinking Sunspel are not made in UK any more?

yeah, arm holes look too low. though at the end of the day it's a grey sweater, i suppose it's meant to be relaxed.
ffollyr
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137 posts since 28/11/11

10 May 2012 20:25
Agreed. Tried one on a few months back - looked really cool on the hanger but not so on me.
Tessier
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151 posts since 13/9/11

10 May 2012 21:00
Carhartt Capital sweats are pretty nice, really soft and a good fit.
pops
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4171 posts since 2/9/09

10 May 2012 21:16
Farrell wrote:
Rez wrote: What are people's thoughts on the short sleeve sweats? Pointless?

They're cool, but hard to rock. I was thinking about this the other day after nearly buying one from COS a couple years ago.

Cool, but only if you're Steve McQueen Eye-wink
k-stand
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10 posts since 17/10/11

10 May 2012 22:22
I've got three OL sweats, all size small, all fit slightly differently.

The sleeves are always a bit tight but if you roll 'em up over the elbow for half an hour they offer a bit of give.

Best sweats around imo.

mancabouttown
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16 posts since 7/5/12

11 May 2012 21:36
I like your Sunspel sweatshirt so much so I've registered on the website and added it to my wishlist. Considering your height, I'm suprised a small seems to fit you. The website suggested going a size up for a comfy fit, I'm 5'11 & a 42" so inclined to go for an XL. I just wish the hem was a bit longer like an Evisu or Miyuki Zoku. My search for the perfect sweatshirt continues.
mancabouttown
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16 posts since 7/5/12

11 May 2012 21:38
I'll second that! I got a dark grey one from Urban Outfitters last year. The material has a soft feel to it and the tailoring is good value for money.
Trent
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1995 posts since 18/1/09

11 May 2012 23:10
I like that MKI store, I checked it out last time I was in Leeds. Nice, good quality stock. (no salesman)
blackbeltjones
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416 posts since 4/2/12

11 May 2012 23:46
Thanks lads for the info. Jc91 tipped Velva Sheen (cheers). Copped one, great fit, raglan sleeves, slightly wider neck hole and shortish in the body. Fleece finish inner, not loopback, 10% polyester.

Had a Reigning Champ from UO and backed it, fit was shit and quality poor for the money. The UO version is not the same as the regular RC line, it was 50% poly and felt like it. Avoid.

The Carharrts are good for the money, size one up in Chase, fairly full cut in body.
Dee
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11766 posts since 22/11/07

11 May 2012 23:56
velva sheen are the nuts for quality & fit



beedub
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6810 posts since 7/3/07

12 May 2012 00:00
Yeah? Was tempted before but could never find that would fit me, The Bureau has XLs this season though Ubercool
grave
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186 posts since 30/12/09

12 May 2012 08:39
I swear by Real McCoy's sweatshirts (and other staples). Superb quality, great fit and nice details. I love the aesthetic of the whole brand, like the labels.


I wouldn't say they fit small. TTS IMO.
grave
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186 posts since 30/12/09

12 May 2012 08:54
Worth noting that outside of the classic black/navy/grey McCoy's sweatshirts, the fit can vary quite a bit in terms of shape.

This one, for example, is long in the sleeves and body but very tight compared to most modern sweatshirts, especially in the arms. I guess it all depends on what specs they're working to.

jaydeesafe
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691 posts since 16/3/12

12 May 2012 13:12
casperthedopestghost wrote: OL great sweat is good for the price.


neck is bare weird. doesn't hold shape at all, looks gash with a shirt/tee underneath.

wouldn't recommend.