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The 17 Best Crewneck Sweatshirts for Dressing Up and Down and Wearing Everywhere
WFH attire has officially become high fashion. Hell, just look to the 2021 Met Gala, at which not only Timothée Chalamet but Fear of God's Jerry Lorenzo wore sweats to what's typically a black-tie-adjacent affair. Sweats. So hot right now. Which means that the once-modest crewneck sweatshirt now has a fixed position in the big leagues. Indeed, the top has come a long way. It was developed in the early 1930s, reputedly by Benjamin Russell Jr., a football player who replaced his itchy, insulating wool pullover, which featured a rounded neckline, with one made of thick cotton. The style was adopted by Champion, which popularized it among the scholastic set. By the ’90s, the sweatshirt became a streetwear staple. Now, it is walking down the runways of leading designers and red carpets far and wide.
In the modern era, Lorenzo deserves a lot of credit, and so does John Elliot. Oh, and don't forget Virgil Abloh. All have consistently elevated the reputation of not just crewneck sweatshirts, but also, hoodies, joggers, and all forms of loungewear. And because other designers followed suit, wearing these styles, say, to the office, a night on the town, or a swanky shindig like fashion's biggest night, is officially appropriate. And if you, too, want to heed the example of some of the most stylish gents around, make sure to check out the 17 best crewneck sweatshirts and cop the ones that strike your fancy.
From Fear of God to the Gap, check out all the coolest ones to cop this fall.