Chuck Taylors or Jack Purcells? That’s the choice some people come down to when it comes to sneakers for casual streetwear. They’re both simple, low-profile, and timeless, allowing them to go well with nearly any casual outfit. If the latter is more your aesthetic, then you’ll probably want to hang the Todd Snyder x Jack Purcell Crewneck Sweatshirt somewhere in your closet.
Drawing inspiration from the classic badminton silhouette with the blue smile on the toe, the garment looks like the perfect top to go with the iconic shoe, embracing the stylish yet understated aesthetic that define its timeless look. Whether you’re a fan of the shoe, a fan of the badminton player it’s named after, or just a guy who likes a clean-looking sweatshirt, this is the kind of garment that will feel right at home in your wardrobe.
The Todd Snyder x Jack Purcell Crewneck Sweatshirt is made from soft French terry that’s flocked on the outside to give it a velvety texture that feels much more luxurious than standard sweatshirts, with ribbing on the waistband and cuffs for that classic sweatshirt look. It comes in a cream-like color called Egret, which, we’re guessing, is based on the color of its namesake heron’s feathers. Of course, the color is also reminiscent of the popular off-white colorway of the Jack Purcell court shoe.
It’s got a large graphic print of the Jack Purcell Racquet Club logo out front, with its crossed badminton racquets and shuttlecock imagery. Other features include a jock tag on the lower left side, a pink neck tape reminiscent of pink oxfords from Purcell’s era in badminton, and blue tipping on the ribbed sections that also appear on other pieces that release alongside the sweatshirt in Todd Snyder’s new Jack Purcell collection.
The Todd Snyder x Jack Purcell Crewneck Sweatshirt is available now, priced at $95.