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basics: the grey sweatshirt

By Marlene | Published: 30. May 2013

Here’s another one of my favourite basics. Although I should say, my ONLY basic at the moment. I’ve been wearing this grey sweatshirt almost non-stop in the past few weeks, as summer has decided to go on holiday, presumably somewhere far far away. I’m fairly certain that I actually wore a scarf – a scarf! – the day I bought this sweater. It’s from the Closed men’s line, the latest addition to an already pretty good selection of grey sweatshirts. What can I say? It’s one of those pieces I’m reliably drawn to in any shop, a sure thing, that I buy, bring home – only to discover: I already own one, two, three of that already.

Or five.

I have a few lighter versions of the classic grey crewneck, too, because it works so well with a lot of things – jeans, slim trousers, pencil skirts – but there’s something cool about a proper sweatshirt, with a triangle at the neckline, ribbed cuffs and in melange grey. It’s relaxed. It’s comfy. It’s what I wear on days when I feel like I need a bit of protection. I prefer to wear my sweatshirts a bit bigger, so I usually look for them on the menswear floor. I’ll be wearing this one a lot in the next few months with white denim, shorts and, once summer comes back, even over a bikini at the beach.

Here are a few others I like.

J. Crew mens cotton sweatshirt in heather slate | BLK DNM womens sweatshirt in light grey melange | Petersen unisex sweatshirt „Williamsburg” in dark grey melange | Cheap Monday mens sweatshirt „Dean” in grey melange | Han Kjøbenhavn mens crewneck in dark grey melange

While you look at those, I’ll continue my resarch into another great basic, the cashmere v-neck. The „Nacelle” pullover from Dries Van Noten is perfection – and seems to be sold out everywhere. Which is just as well. Because, considering the price, I’d be a very bankrupt lady in a cashmere v-neck.

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  1. romy
    Posted 30. May 2013 at 16:22 | Permalink

    I want all of the sweatshirts you showed! They look oh, so fantastic and comfy.

    • Marlene
      Posted 31. May 2013 at 00:31 | Permalink

      SO glad I’m not the only one who has a thing for sweatshirts!

      • Karina
        Posted 11. June 2013 at 22:37 | Permalink

        Danke für diesem Beitrag! Ich dachte immer ich sei verrückt wegen meiner Liebe zu grauen Sweatshirts 😀

        Liebste Grüße!

  2. sma
    Posted 30. May 2013 at 17:09 | Permalink

    ah, the eternal quest for the perfect grey crew neck. in the end, i decided that this was my favorite one in terms of color, fit and fabric quality: http://shop.acnestudios.com/shop/men/sweatshirts/college-grey-melange-95296.html.

    • Marlene
      Posted 31. May 2013 at 00:34 | Permalink

      Oooohhhhh, very nice. Would it be totally crazy to get that one in yellow? Great colour. Although I fear it’d make me look just as washed out as the fit model…

      • sma
        Posted 31. May 2013 at 00:40 | Permalink

        no, yellow would look good on you i think. plus, it would also add a dash of color to your range of grey shirts. 😉

        • Marlene
          Posted 31. May 2013 at 00:41 | Permalink

          You, my friend, is what’s known as an enabler. I like it!

  3. alma
    Posted 30. May 2013 at 17:26 | Permalink

    klassisch schön!
    darf ich fragen: welche größe du im closedsweatshirt trägst?

  4. Hanna
    Posted 4. June 2013 at 10:53 | Permalink

    Oh, auch eine meiner heimlichen Lieben! Ich greif immer wieder danach. Dann verkaufe ich ihn wieder am Flohmarkt um mir Monate später wieder einen zu holen. Schluss damit! Die Graue-Sweater-Liebe lebt.

    • Marlene
      Posted 5. June 2013 at 16:34 | Permalink

      Für immer! Eines meiner Sweatshirts ist mindestens sechs Jahre alt, zwischendrin vergessen, dass es überhaupt da ist, jetzt neu dafür entflammt.

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