High up in the popularity chart of the most popular stitched garments for either men or women is the Sweatshirts, that quintessential item of comfort, style and functionality. Its parallel in the formal/semi-formal segment would be the jacket that has the distinction of supreme adaptability to both formal and casual wear.
Upping the fashion quotient for any informal , relaxing activity sweatshirts can be bought in a variety of hard-wearing fabrics. Acrylic outers with a soft cotton inner lining , combed cotton with a polyester combine or a regular sweatshirt with spandex components are much in demand. People today are much more conscious of their appearance than they were earlier and finding a piece of apparel that gives a flattering silhouette and is accessorized according to occasion becomes of paramount importance. Sweatshirts give an air of freedom and nonchalance and are therefore extremely desired by the younger generation. Many famous sports clubs have their uniquely designed sportswear which are actually sweatshirts with the identifying logos. Such items become a craze in the markets and fill up the shelves of stores selling the same, at the same time generating a lot of revenue. There is innumerable choice as far as designs go. Online catalogues give a lot of information on innovations and variations of pattern , fabric and special add-ons that emerge everyday. Symmetrical necklines along with the off-shoulder versions are available in the slouchy or distressed varieties. It is true that the current market allows the customer sufficient alternatives to cater to every kind of demand.
In contrast to the sweatshirt that is a fairly recent phenomenon, Jakker came into circulation much earlier, as long ago as the mid-nineteenth century. A jacket is a sleeved upper-body garment that is usually of waist length but might be extended up to the hip level. It is often confused with the ‘coat’ but is actually made of much lighter material. The jacket is a perfect addition to any wardrobe as it can be worn in any season. Style combined with comfort and practicality this piece of apparel is stitched in a mind-boggling array of fabrics starting from the humble cotton to fancy leather, wool, expensive silk or exclusive brocade or even water-resistant material. This chic garment can be worn in a smart short-cropped, quarter-sleeved version or a longer one with a flowing cut. Most jackets are designed keeping in focus the specific occasion for its use. It can make a statement both haute couture or simply functional.
Keeping pace with the ever-changing demands of the discerning public, both sweatshirts and jackets combine wearability with functionality and style and are abundantly available in exclusive as well as cheap markets all over the world.
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