A long sleeve is a t-shirt with long sleeves – the best of both worlds! Whoever came up with the name “long sleeve” must have been a genius... Somewhere between t-shirts and sweatshirts, you’ll find many fresh styles of the long sleeve. Longsleeves come with various cuts, fits, prints, and colours, leaving little to be desired. The long sleeve shirt is particularly suitable for the transition seasons as they are not too thick but the long sleeves provide a little extra warmth. Longsleeves also make a great under-layer during the cold season. The long sleeve is a practical clothing item that everyone should at least have one of in their wardrobe.
SO MANY CHOICES
If you think of raglan sleeves and contrasting colours when you hear the term “long sleeve”, you’re not wrong, but there are many other options out there! In addition to the traditional long sleeve with a crew neck collar, long sleeves and straight sleeve cuffs such as what you’ll find from Vans and Dickies, there are more uncommon options for those who prefer other styles.
There are no rules when it comes to long sleeve shirts, just a light fabric and longer sleeves than a t-shirt. Cuffs on the sleeves are an increasingly popular feature and even high collar and hoods appear in this category. Some long sleeves can even be found as crop-top or with a wide neckline that shows a little more skin and shows off your necklace.
BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!
The most common feature of long sleeve shirts is definitely the graphic or logo print. Whether on the chest as we often see with Thrasher or with a sleeve print or backprint, a stylish print will enhance any basic long sleeve. It's up to you whether you like it colourful and artistic or clean and simple. Brands like Volcom and Element have many fresh long sleeve designs with prints.
Some girls like something a little more classy with cute details like Buttons! Styles like the Henley Shirt or 3/4 sleeve shirt will surely spice up your outfit. For more detail-oriented brands, check out Ragwear and Alife and kickin.