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How to Wear a Raglan Tee Off the Baseball Field

Even better off the baseball field

By Gabi Meyers | Last Updated: Mar 2 2020

Want to know how to wear a raglan tee in a stylish outfit? Style Girlfriend’s got you covered! Want to start with learning what a raglan tee actually is? We’re on it!

What is a raglan tee (aka a baseball tee)?

A raglan tee – also often referred to as a baseball shirt, for you sports fans – is more versatile than The Sandlot Halloween costume. It’s the perfect base layer for winter when you want to reach for something other than a henley.

And in the warmer weather months, it’s got just enough panache to wear on their own.

For reference, this is a raglan tee:

Cool, right? Fun! Sporty!

The diagonal cut of a raglan sleeve allows for greater ease of movement, which means less weird bunching in the armpits if you’re wearing additional layers over it.

The contrast collar and sleeves, while not as mandatory to the definition as the sleeve design, offer up a fun way to add color to an otherwise basic shirt.

When can you wear a raglan sleeve tee?

These old school-looking baseball tees have maintained their cool factor since the last time your dad was playing JV shortstop, so yeah, it’s a stylish look.

Plus, it’s so easy to wear in a way that doesn’t suggest you’re headed to the sponsored bar after your intramural Tuesday night softball game. After checking out these outfits, you’ll hear yours say, “Put me in, Coach!” the next time you spot it in your closet.

How to wear a raglan tee five ways:

MONDAY

shacket: Publish, $192 | trouser: Gant, $158 | boots: Clarks, $130

Wear it well: A cozy shacket and jersey pants keep you comfy and chic for a travel day.

TUESDAY

topcoat: Saturdays NYC, $450 | Chelsea boots: Common Projects, $530

Wear it well: Hit the town in these cozyboi essentials.

A classy topcoat dresses up casual threads like lightwash jeans and a raglan sleeve tee. Boots (instead of sneakers) keep things comfortable but cool.

WEDNESDAY

chinos: Norse Projects, $195 | sneakers: Greats, $170

Wear it well: Combat rainy weather blues with pops of bright colors, like this sunny yellow jacket and those green sleeves and collar popping out underneath.

THURSDAY

flannel: L.L. Bean, $59 | cords: Levi’s, $80

Wear it well: Layer a flannel under a puffer vest and over a raglan top on one of those annoying in-between seasons days where you’re not sure what the weather’s going to do next.

FRIDAY

jeans: A.P.C., $220 | shoes: Grenson, $335

Wear it well: Take your raglan on date night with dark jeans, a leather bomber and dressy kicks.

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