Versatile enough to be worn all year round, whether training or not, the cotton sweatshirt is one of those rare pieces that has played a crucial role in the wardrobe of every stylish runner for almost 100 years.
The original sweatshirt was developed in 1926 by Benjamin Russell Jr, who was looking for something cooler and more comfortable than the coarse athletic jerseys of the time.
By the 1930s it was in production, and later became as synonymous with casual styling as performance, thanks to the emergence of new Ivy League aesthetics on both sides of the Atlantic.
Designed for the aesthetic runner on cool starts, easy miles and luxury rest days, our sweatshirts are in keeping with the principles of the original garment.
Made ethically using 85% organic ringspun combed cotton, the inimitably soft handfeel is in keeping with the rest of our range.
The introduction of 15% recycled polyester is a sustainable solution to enable the sweatshirt to perform as your mileage and body temperature increases.
Finishing touches are applied by our expert technicians in Somerset before arriving back in our South East London studio.
Asymmetry gives the garment a streetwear edge in the form of a single arm print, whilst the A.R. embroidered detailing in the centre of the chest is a nod to the heritage roots of the sweatshirt.