The Merits of a Baseball Sleeve

For someone who has never played an organized sport in his life, I’m surprisingly all about athletic inspired clothing. Give me a baseball sleeve any and every day and I’ll be happy. This sweatshirt was a little something different and I couldn’t help by snap it up and add it to my collection.


I think one of the reasons I like baseball t’s is because they remind me of warmer weather. Summer and all that goodness. Another reason I like them is because they instantly make your shoulders look broader, which is always a good thing for the guys. Hello heartthrob! The contrasting detail is an easy visual trick that works on everyone.


While a standard baseball t leaves the forearms bare, this one instead keeps them covered, using color blocking to achieve the same visual effect. Perfect for when it’s a little bit cooler outside.


Pair it with a pair of killer sunglasses and a baseball hat, and you’re good to go. The glasses here are the Beachwood from the Crosstown Collection from SpyOptic. A timeless classic and a great price for the quality, at $119.95 on the SpyOptic site. The watch was sent over from Rakani and features a bright red strap, the perfect pop of color.

Photos courtesy Kristin Booker for Giafrese

Sunglasses and watch c/o brand.

Jeff Smith

Jeff started in photography and short format video, and he's been at the forefront of the web tv movement. He’s worked on haute couture shoots in Paris, shot street style in Milan, and is currently developing a steady roster of beauty, fashion, and digital clients in NYC.