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How to Wear a Raglan Tee Off the Baseball Field

looks even better off the baseball field

By Gabi Meyers | Last Updated: May 19 2019

Want to know how to wear a raglan tee? Style Girlfriend’s got you covered! Want to know what a raglan tee is first? We’re on it!

What is a raglan, or baseball, tee?

Raglan tees – or baseball tees, for you sports fans – are a perfect base layer for winter with just enough panache to wear on their own. 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 fifteen layers to go out and shovel the driveway.

The contrast collar and sleeves, while not as mandatory to the definition as the sleeve design, are a fun way to add some color to an otherwise basic outfit. Baseball tees have also maintained coolness since the last time your dad was cool, so yeah, you’re going to look pretty cool if you wear one.

For reference, this is a raglan tee:

Cool, right? Fun! Sporty!

And 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.

How to wear a raglan tee five ways:


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

Wear it well: A cozy shacket and jersey pants keep you comfy and chic for your travel home for the holidays.


topcoat: Saturdays NYC, $450 | jeans: AMI, $190 | beanie: Scotch & Soda, $32 | Chelsea boots: Common Projects, $530

Wear it well: Hit the town in the cozyboi essentials – a topcoat dresses up casual threads while keeping you warm, and a card holder keeps you from lugging around more than you need.


coat: Ps&Qs, $125 | chinos: Norse Projects, $145 | sneakers: Greats, $170

scarf: Wood Wood, $120 | sunglasses: Allyn Scura, $175 | watch: Shinola, $550

Wear it well: Combat rainy weather blues with pops of bright colors, like this sunny yellow and green sleeve.


vest: Penfield, $210 | flannel: L.L. Bean, $55 | cords: Levi’s, $70

boots: Thorogood, $179 | deodorant: Ursa Major, $18 | water bottle: BKR, $35

Wear it well: Layer a flannel under a puffer vest for a wintry day that’s on the warmer side of 40°F.


bomber: MK1, $209 | jeans: A.P.C., $205 | shoes: Grenson, $380

belt: Maximum Henry, $100 | money clip: Mulberry, $120 | fragrance: Le Labo, $90

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


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