raglan sleeve


: a sleeve that extends to the neckline with slanted seams from the underarm to the neck

Examples of raglan sleeve in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In this collection, a jacket and coat had a reverse raglan sleeve, so the big rounded cut that typically makes a jacket puff out at the shoulder blade was on the front, and the back draped with a Cristóbal Balenciaga- or Brancusi-like curve. Rachel Tashjian, Washington Post, 12 Sep. 2023 When the temperatures rise, everything mostly stays the same: The dark denim and large-and-in-charge belts don’t change, nor do the raglan sleeve tops and hoodies. Barry Samaha, Robb Report, 12 June 2023 Peregrine leaned into this fact by using raglan sleeves and a micro birdseye pattern for the Lyton Skipper polo. Brad Lanphear, menshealth.com, 18 May 2023 It's made from a soft and insulating blend and has relaxed raglan sleeves. Christopher Friedmann, Travel + Leisure, 27 Apr. 2023 On took the standard raglan sleeve hoodie template and added in their crafty Swiss engineering. Ebenezer Samuel, Men's Health, 16 Jan. 2023 Topcoats tend to have a bigger, softer shoulder these days and that look is accentuated by a raglan sleeve. Christian Gollayan, Men's Health, 26 Nov. 2022 Caruso do bang on about ‘playful elegance’; a fluctuating expression which once amounted to linen opera capes, but now is more likely to mean a bold stripe blazer or a soft raglan sleeve camel overcoat. Luke Leitch, Vogue, 10 Jan. 2022 Everyone's wearing colourful matching sweatsuits in gym-teacher-style fits, with elasticized hems, raglan sleeves, and a stitched Dorito at the neck. Connie Wang, refinery29.com, 21 Apr. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1866, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of raglan sleeve was in 1866

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“Raglan sleeve.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/raglan%20sleeve. Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

Kids Definition

raglan sleeve

rag·​lan sleeve
: a sleeve sewn in by seams slanted from the underarm to the neck

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