You’ve certainly seen them before, but you may not have known the official name. The raglan shirt (or baseball tee) is a fun alternative to the traditional t-shirt. Usually, the raglan is in two colors. The main “torso” of the shirt is one color (often white) while the sleeves extend up to the collar and they (plus the collar ring) are a different shade.
Raglan shirts are very popular today, in fact, they are an “on point” trend that women, men, teens, and kids can all appreciate. So, why should you embrace the trend? Consider these five reasons.
- Sporty, Yet Fashionable – The raglan is often called a baseball tee because it is a favorite style for baseball—particularly many years ago. Today, you can wear one of these shirts and feel athletic, even if you don’t plan to exercise more than by taking a walk to the refrigerator.
- Truly Unisex – The raglan is a hot trend in clothing because it looks good on men AND women. In many cases, a raglan for a man will be a bit looser, while women often choose a more form-fitting look. However, since it is such a simple style, it can be worn by anyone. If you prefer a looser shirt, no problem. In addition, a shorter raglan can be paired with a longer tank or undershirt to add another layer of color.
- Year Round Fashion – The traditional raglan has long sleeves. The long sleeves make it is a good choice for winter or fall. However, today there are many shirts available with the ¾ or short sleeve look too. No matter if you are fighting with hot, steamy temperatures or you will pair a raglan with a hoodie to stay warm in the winter, there is an option that will work for you.
- The Colors are Endless – In the introduction, we mentioned that the torso of the raglan is often white. Yes, this is true. However, there are plenty of other options out there too. The raglan can be worn in neutrals as a go-to casual look or in a traditional white and red or blue combination that is sporty and fun. However, for those who want something completely fresh, you’ll find that there are neon shades and raglans with unexpected pops of color. The look is always fresh.
- Easy to Print – With the plain color of the torso, it is easy to add your designs to the raglan with screen printing, vinyl, and other options. The raglan is a go-to choice for shirt makers since it is just a bit more fun than a traditional tee.
As you can see, there are many reasons why the raglan is such a popular trend in attire today. Why not pair this style with jeans, khakis or even a skirt and see how good it makes you to wear it for work or play!
At OutletShirts we have many Raglan shirts to choose from. Sweatshirts and tee shirts. Here are a few of our favorites. Search in the top of the of the site for the keyword “raglan” to see our full collection. Give us a call if you have any questions.
Juniors Microburn Long Sleeve Raglan Tee
Youth Short Sleeve Colorblock Raglan Jersey
Raglan Colorblock Full-Zip Hooded Fleece Jacket