And growing up, you may still have that occasional thought pop up in your head whenever the topic of either sweaters or sweatshirts gets passed around. Worry not and feel not embarrassed about it, you’re not the only one asking that question. The topic of sweaters and sweatshirts can get muddled and confusing if you’re just going to ask random people about it. Chances are, they also don’t know and can give you a misinformed idea about your favorite long-sleeved Hansen surf clothing. So, to really know the difference between the two, read on and let us delve deeper into the intricacies and nuances of your Rip Curl Mens Sweatshirts and Sweaters. What are sweaters? Sweaters are knitted or crocheted upper clothes. They are designed to keep your limbs warm. Due to the way they are made and the material commonly used to make them, they are very comfortable. Back then, sweaters used to be made of only wool, but today, other materials are already used to make sweaters such as cotton or polyester. Sweaters have other variations in their designs and go by other names, especially in the United Kingdom and the United States. The “cardigan”, as what it’s usually called in the US and UK, is a variation of the sweater with an open front. On the opposite side, the “pullover” variation is the one that is closed. Sweater necklines can vary a lot, from turtlenecks and v-necks, all the way to crewneck designs. Sleeve length also vary from full sleeves to short sleeves. Sweaters are very versatile, in a fashion standpoint. They can be mixed and matched with almost anything your wardrobe. They can be worn with another top underneath them or without. Some designs even have lengths that allow them to become short dresses with matching belt and tights. What are sweatshirts? Sweatshirts, or more commonly known as “jerseys” in the UK, is defined as a collarless loose upper garment. Like sweaters, sweatshirts are also made with comfortable materials, such as fleece, cotton, or polyester. Sweatshirts, as their name implies are designed to help you perspire. The inner part of sweatshirts has a fluffy nap that helps retain your body by trapping air in the space between your skin and the fabric. To add weight to their namesake, people also use sweatshirts and pair them with sweatpants when going out to exercise. So, sweater or sweatshirt, which to choose? Choosing between Rip Curl Mens Sweatshirts and Sweaters ultimately depends on the needs of the wearer. Both are similar in some ways; other than the way they are made. Both keep you warm and comfortable. Sweaters are better for casual wear since they are more versatile in the way they look. Sweatshirts have a sportier look, so they are more used for exercising or sports activities. Hopefully, after reading all that, you now have a better understanding of the difference between the two. Now you can use this newfound knowledge to rightly pick the best one for you in your next browse through the Hansen surf clothing.