You all know the t-shirts that are synonymous with baseball, with the white body and contrasting colored sleeves, usually a crew neck. The special thing about these shirts are that the arm sleeve is attached at the neck of the shirt, not the shoulder, making it a raglan tee.
|Outerwear? You know Burberry is in on it.|
Now take that concept, and toss it in the mixer with outerwear, and you'll have exactly what designers are doing for their fall/winter collections this year. As with the t-shirt variety, the over coats, parkas, any of the outwear varieties, are going to have a very relaxed feel that allows for a freer range of motion than traditional constructions. It also mean that something more structured will have to be worn underneath, such as a sport coat or leather jacket, to help give the garment some shape and not look so laissez faire.
|Notice the stitch line between the chest and the shoulder.|
The same rules apply with raglan outerwear as with traditional outerwear, but as I mentioned, you will need something underneath it. Make sure the piece will go well with the majority of your suits, sport coats, and jackets, and you'll be in clear skies; metaphorically though, because its probably going to rain or snow most of the time. With that being said, feel free to play a riskier hand with a trendy item featuring orange or turquoise and see where it takes you.
|You can do anything in raglan outerwear.|
Check in tomorrow for some exciting new tech and next Monday for further fashion trend insight into the coming months!