American college sweatshirts

From the Ivy League campus to the preppy look that took over the world

The American sweatshirt, also known as the college sweatshirt or varsity sweatshirt, is a Sebago classic and an icon of Ivy League style. The garment dates back to 1865, when it was the official uniform of the Harvard University baseball team. From there, several other colleges began branding their own sports kits, until a whole cult wardrobe was created, eventually worn by students both on and off the playing field. In the ‘50s and ‘60s, what started out as a sense of pride and feeling of belonging became a fashion statement in itself and the iconic preppy look was officially born, mixing together sporty pieces with cotton Oxford shirts, boat shoes and leather loafers. Choose the Bow sweatshirt and build your outfit with a pair of chinos and the Whaleback shirt.

The American sweatshirt, also known as the college sweatshirt or varsity sweatshirt, is a Sebago classic and an icon of Ivy League style. The garment dates back to 1865, when it was the official uniform of the Harvard University baseball team. From there, several other colleges began branding their own sports kits, until a whole cult wardrobe was created, eventually worn by students both on and off the playing field. In the ‘50s and ‘60s, what started out as a sense of pride and feeling of belonging became a fashion statement in itself and the iconic preppy look was officially born, mixing together sporty pieces with cotton Oxford shirts, boat shoes and leather loafers. Choose the Bow sweatshirt and build your outfit with a pair of chinos and the Whaleback shirt.