LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS: Home Run In A Raglan

Let's Hear it for the Boys

With collegiate baseball season in full swing, not only are athletes emerging from their frigid winter cocoons—but their styles are, as well. Cool mornings and warm afternoons are the perfect conditions for wearing one of the most popular athletic-inspired shirts on campuses everywhere: the baseball T-shirt.

The main thing that sets this shirt apart from the rest is its use of a raglan sleeve. With a different game plan that your average T-shirt, instead of the sleeve’s seam starting directly at the shoulder, it extends all the way to the neck. This side seam offers many opportunities for personalization with comfort and color-blocking, making it a definite go-to for any Fashionisto’s wardrobe.

Color-blocking is one of the more popular trends associated with this top, and is usually done by utilizing bold sleeves and maintaining a neutral center. The stark two-tone contrast is very basic, which leaves room for accessorizing with loud patterns in other areas of your outfit! This Fashionisto did just that by keeping it simple with his shirt, and pulling the outfit together with a pair of coordinating tribal print Toms. 

Though this Fashionisto chose to go basic on top and wild on the bottom, this outfit can easily be reversed depending on your style preferences! The popularity of the raglan sleeve has sparked designers to think outside the box, and highlight the arms in ways we never thought of before. If you’d rather choose patterned sleeves over the basics, finish your look off with a pair of simple canvas kicks. You can never go wrong with a classic pair of Vans!

Though this trend hardly reflects the actual uniform that players wear on the field, you can only imagine that its good looks would, at least, lead any baseball team to a victory in the fashion world.

Hint: Baseball T-shirts have become a springtime staple for most Fashionistos, and it’s easy to see why! To get this look, wear any baseball T-shirt with a pair of medium washed denim, throw on your favorite kicks and you’re ready to go. Having a shirt with basic color-blocking will match a lot of things in your wardrobe, but feel free to grab something with a graphic instead. If it’s still a bit chilly on your campus, try adding a down vest to give this outfit a much warmer look and feel.

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