Fashion Trend: Funnel Neck Sweatshirts

Imagine sweatshirts with extra fabric around the neck. Well they exist. They’re called funnel neck sweatshirts. The extra fabric around the neck adds a comfortable look that also resembles an infinity scarf. I saw this type of style for the first time in the Fall on my college campus. But, only the European guys had them. So I thought to myself this must be a European style —just wait a couple of month and it’ll be in American retail stores.

And guess what? I was right! The first time I saw the funnel neck sweatshirts in the States was in December. American Eagle Outfitters carries these sweatshirts but only for girls. I find it interesting that AEO didn’t make them for guys but luckily H&M has and they are even more affordable.

If you’re having trouble finding this piece look them in on the men’s side. It works as a unisex sweatshirt, you may just have to go down a size.

The neck detail adds a fresh look the everyday sweatshirt and allows you to dress comfortable while still looking stylish. These sweatshirts can be worn on those days when you feel like bumming it to class. I wear mine around the house and to sleep. If I’m going out of the house, I would pair it up with some blue jeans and sneakers.


pink women's funnel neck sweatshirt


men's navy funnel neck sweatshirt


men's striped funnel neck sweatshirt


Insight on European Fashion

While I was writing this blog in the library, Florian Popp one of the European students on campus walked in and I thought it was the perfect chance to catch an interview! He wears funnel neck sweatshirts and was part of the inspiration for this post.

Tell me a little bit about the funnel neck sweatshirts, where did you buy yours?

“I bought mine 2 years old, and only now it is coming to America. I bought mine in Germany but the funnel neck sweaters aren’t a big trend in Europe anymore.”

 What are your favorite brands of clothing?

“I like to shop at Religion Clothing, Diesel, and Replay. When I am in America I have to shop for them online but we have these stores in Europe.”

How would you describe your style?

“I don’t really have a style. I just wear what I want. I like to wear European clothes because it’s different. Most people in America shop at H&M, Abercrombie or Hollister. I like to wear my own things and don’t like when people wear the same things as me. If someone does I won’t ever wear it again.”

What kind of styles are in Europe right now?

“A lot of army trends are coming back. I’ve seen a lot of army jackets with leather sleeves.”

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