Long sleeve T-shirts have been a standard part of skaters’ outfits since the 90’s. Long sleeves delight with their soft fabric, the premium quality, and casual fit. They’re super versatile, often embellished with a hood, drawstring, print, logo, patch, and elastic cuffs on the sleeves. There’s also a slightly shorter-sleeved version of the long sleeve, called the ¾
Long sleeve T-shirts have been a standard part of skaters’ outfits since the 90’s. Long sleeves delight with their soft fabric, the premium quality, and casual fit. They’re super versatile, often embellished with a hood, drawstring, print, logo, patch, and elastic cuffs on the sleeves. There’s also a slightly shorter-sleeved version of the long sleeve, called the ¾ sleeve, whose arms only just come past your elbows. The most popular example of this is the Baseball Tee, with logo prints on the chest, which is well-loved by skaters. At skatedeluxe you can order these classic two-tone long sleeves from Emerica, Vans, Etnies, or DC online at any time.
Crew Neck or With Buttons? – With Long Sleeve T-Shirts You Have the Choice!
As you’ve probably already noticed, there many variations of long sleeve shirts. In addition to the basic crew neck long sleeve, you can also find long sleeves with buttons in the skatedeluxe shop. This detail at the collar is a reference to the history of long-sleeved T-shirts. In the late 1800s, there was a reformation of men’s fashion with the introduction of the so-called “Union Suits,” or undershirts made of wool. This fashion craze caught on quickly due to the additional fabric covering the arms, making them ideal for cooler temperatures. The direct allusion to this Victorian one-piece is easily seen in long sleeve T-shirts with buttons, as this feature provides additional ventilation. Whether worn under a hoodie in winter or over a T-shirt in the spring, the long sleeve is an essential part of anyone’s wardrobe.
Baseball Tees for Skateboarding?
Another version of the long sleeve shirt is the baseball tee, or raglan sleeve. This particular style of T-shirt is named after the British Lord Raglan, who lost an arm in the Battle of Waterloo. Because of this, he had a coat specially tailored with the arms sewn directly to the collar, allowing him to dress himself easier with one arm. The design of this top is as simple as that. A raglan is easy to spot by the contrasting colours of the body and sleeves. Both the long sleeve and ¾ sleeve versions of the raglan are very popular in Baseball, hence its nickname: the Baseball Tee. Although popularised by baseball, core skate brands such as Quisai, Polar, and Isle Skateboards also offer this style.
The 90’s are Back - Long sleeve shirts with prints on the sleeves
Almost every skate brand has at least one of them. What was once a key piece of every skateboarder’s wardrobe back in the late 90’s is now sneaking its way back into the new collections in the skatedeluxe Online Skate Shop. For brands like Vision, who were known for their sleeve prints in the 90’s, it’s a piece of cake. They've simply brought back their classic designs. You’ll also find these throwback styles in the latest Nike SB, Chocolate, and HUF collections, with prints on the sleeves as well as the backs of the shirts.
We’ve given you the options, now the choice is yours. In the skatedeluxe online Skate Shop, you’re sure to find a long sleeve shirt that perfectly suits your taste.