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The Perfect Sunday Sweatshirt

Reigning Champ

The sweatshirt doesn’t get much respect, but if you’re either training for a prizefight or stumbling through a hazy Sunday, it can be the best thing you’ve got in your closet. And it’s not above learning a few new tricks.

This shawl collar pullover from Reigning Champ is the perfect example. It’s a slightly cozier twist on the crewneck, cribbed from a long line of chunky knit chalet sweaters. , and made by one of the best fleece companies in the biz. (The factory’s in Canada, which is close enough to count as Americana.)

It’s every bit as cozy as your usual college crewneck, but thanks to the extra bit of collar, you won’t have to think twice about wearing it outside the gym.

In Search of the Perfect Sweatshirt


A good sweatshirt is surprisingly hard to find.

That’s part of the reason you might find yourself dropping $160 on something that looks fairly unassuming to the untrained eye. But if you find the perfect one, it’s worth it.

And after years (honestly, years) of looking. We’ve found it. Here it is. You’re welcome.

It’s a deadstock item stitched together almost 30 years ago but never worn, newly arrived onto Etsy. If you wear a medium, your search is officially over. Everyone else: this is what it’s supposed to look like, right down to the ribbon watchband and the flat-front khakis. Go forth and find your own.