As we know all to well, the Great British weather is unpredictable at best, even more so when we are due some warmer weather and that well earned tan. With this in mind, it's a good idea to be prepared for the worst should the temperature drop or the heavens open. For us, there's certain Spring/Summer essentials that offer the best protection against the elements be it a Norse Projects ELKA Raincoat, a lightweight Sunspel tee, a pair of Italian canvas classics from Superga. One in particular that has served its purpose well already during the Spring months is the athletic sweatshirt.
An obvious option for comfort and relaxing, this wardrobe essential is sometimes undervalued for the situations it unknowingly saves the day, from the evening chill setting in at that all day BBQ, the unexpected food spillage that needs to be covered up as soon as possible or that unfortunate moment you leave the house and realise you don't have your keys to get back in. The sweatshirt can be as casual as you want it to be or a relaxed smart option for when knitwear is a tad too much for the weather. For a day in the office over a shirt and tie or at weekend with your best pair of battered jeans and trainers, the sweatshirt can be a saviour to many.
Sunspel Classic Sweat Top in Grey Melange
A Weavers Door regular, the classic sweat top by English jersey specialists Sunspel is the ideal sweatshirt for wearing over shirting with a close neck opening and clean, classic detailing. A set in sleeve gives a smarter appearance to the commonly known raglan sleeve. Available in navy and grey melange, we always look to have availability in this sweat, but it's a popular jersey.
Norse Projects Vorm Sweat in Brick Red
The Great Danes at Norse Projects are always on point with their jersey, one of our favourite sweats from them this season is the Vorm sweat. A soft cotton raglan sleeve sweat with a ribbed crew neck, cuff and hem. The Brick Red colour is the perfect companion to any pair of unwashed denims. Also available in Dark Navy and Leaf Green.
Our Legacy 50's Great Sweat in Grey Bucle
A newcomer to the Spring/Summer 2013 season, Swedish contemporary label Our Legacy always keep their collections focused on quality to create clean, unfussy, structured clothing with a Scandinavian style. With a loyal following its their jersey in particular that greats a lot of attention. A clean take on the classic sweatshirt, the 50's Great Sweat is available in Grey Bucle in Navy Bucle.
Carhartt Holbrook Sweat in Mustard
Carhartt for us has always been a premium clothier when it comes to clean unfussy cotton jersey that can be worn anywhere and for anything. The Holbrook sweat is a prime example of this, drawing its classic American workwear heritage, it's a supremely soft cotton blend jersey and features a raglan sleeve and woven Carhartt logo patch. The Mustard colour is a great new colour addition to any wardrobe of staples.
Our Legacy Hobo Sweat Indigo
A brilliant textured sweatshirt by Swedish label Our Legacy gives something different to the jersey table. The Hobo Sweat is crafted from a rugged stitched cotton fabric with indigo thread and non ribbed cuffs and hem to give a real textured handle and relaxed appearance. Looks great worn as is or with shirting underneath.