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Baseball and the Battle of Waterloo... What Do These Things Have in Common?

Posted by May on

It’s that time of the year again -- spring is approaching, and athletes of all types are gearing up for the upcoming baseball season. Which means, it won’t be long until you notice the return of the classic raglan sleeve shirt.

ere’s a quick history lesson on the raglan sleeve: did you know that the raglan shirt was named after Lord Raglan, the 1st Baron Raglan, who is said to have worn a coat with this style of sleeve after he lost his arm in the battle of Waterloo in 1815? The raglan sleeve was invented by a coat manufacturer, Aquascutum, who specially made these shirts for Lord Raglan to allow room for greater movement for him to use his sword in battle.

Since the times of Lord Raglan, the popularity of raglan shirts have shifted from battle wear to baseball & casual leisure attire donned by anyone and loved by everyone.

So, without further ado, here are a few of our raglan shirts we think Lord Raglan would approve of.

Bella+Canvas 3200 Bella + Canvas Unisex 3/4 Baseball Tee

This Bella+Canvas shirt is probably our first pick if we were going for the classic raglan look. Perfectly contrasted raglan sleeves and neck trim, a great unisex fit with with different colour combinations to choose from. 

Bella + Canvas

Alternative Apparel AA1989 Alternative Men's 3/4 Raglan Henley

If you're looking for a twist on the classic, Alternative Apparel makes a great henley-raglan hybrid. You have your classic 3/4th raglan sleeve and the three-button placket feature, combine them and you get this home-run! So soft and super stylish. 

All Sport Y3229 All Sport Baseball T-Shirt

This All Sport version may look very similar to the first one mentioned here on the list by Bella+Canvas but differs a bit by its fabric features. This raglan shirt is a dry-wicking 100% polyester interlock, and it is also anti-microbial (a pathogen fighting feature of the fabric that prolongs the life of the textile). This shirt is also available in adult sizes

View the rest of our selection of raglan shirts here