If you have no idea what I’m talking about, a raglan sleeve is one that isn’t set into an ‘arm hole’ as such, but rather the whole shoulder section of the tee is part of the sleeve, which usually joins to the body with a diagonal seam running from under the arm up into the neck. The sleeve actually makes up part of the ‘neck hole’.
Now the reason I really like raglan sleeve tee shirts is two fold: first I like the somehow retro look of them. And secondly I like the fit and the lines they create. I like the way they define the chest, which as quite a ‘slim’ guy is rather helpful ;D Also it shapes the shoulder, giving it an organic, curved, muscular shape that isn’t cut up or made angular by seams. Personally I prefer the monotone over the contrasting duo-tone shirts, but that’s just preference.
On the other hand of course, the ‘standard’ tee does extend the line of the torso and chest up to the shoulder point, giving that strong masculine wedge shape. But in doing so sacrifices some of the strength of the shoulder, I feel.
So what do we think? Have I won you over? 😉