Classic vs. Raglan
VC offers two main styles for short sleeve and long sleeve jerseys: the Classic and the Raglan.
The Classic's name says it all: for over 20 years, the Classic has been our main jersey style. Over time, improvements were made, such as removing one of the side seams to better showcase wraparound designs.
As always, the Classic is available in both women's and men's sizing. Stay tuned, as we plan to re-release the Classic with new "Fitted" and "Relaxed" fits (as we complete our transition to gender-free sizing) later in 2021/2022.
For now/this event, please trust that the Classic style and sizes available are the same you've known for years.
The Raglan is our first style of jersey developed to be truly gender-free, meaning that it was not offered based to accommodate the traditional gender binary of "women" and "men" fits.
We learned a lot over the past few years, but our Raglan started it all - here's the original story.
We developed this new fit by choosing a "raglan" style sleeve to allow for a wider range of shoulder widths and arm mobility; as well as lengthening the sleeve slightly.
The neckline was cut slightly looser, based on strong feedback from players who previously wore our women's cut.
We then created the sizing based on feedback from hundreds of players of all body shapes and sizes, and considering the trend of more athletes moving away from the fitted women's cut in favour of the smaller sizes of our men's cut.
Stay tuned... we will be releasing a "fitted" Raglan version soon...
Which Should I choose?
Both the Classic and the Raglan are awesome jerseys; you can't go wrong! That said, as part of our commitment to go completely "gender-free" on our fits, we will be completely reworking the fit/sizing of the Classic jersey in late 2021/early 2022.
If size consistency is important to you and your team, the fit of the Raglan's current "standard" cut will be our baseline going forward.
We invite you to review our size charts, which we ensure are consistently updated to reflect current fits/sizing.
We pair our designs to styles in order to showcase each design best. There are a lot of options available - we hope you can find one you love!
The VC team is here to help! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions and we'll get back to you within one business day.