"How Is Your Baleaf Gear Made?"

Episode 1: What exactly is raglan sleeve?

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You might not have noticed, but the raglan sleeve is a common design in many garments. This sleeve design is one constant piece of fabric that runs down the collar of the jacket to the forearm. It is commonly found in sport and casual clothing, including t-shirts, sweatshirts, sports and shooting jackets.

Most people prefer a raglan sleeve as it provides a wide underarm area that can come in handy when wearing chunky sweaters or adding layers underneath your jacket. Since a raglan sleeve provides more underarm space, you don’t have to worry about any discomfort or pulling. 

Raglan Sleeve vs Set-in Sleeve

Remember how the raglan sleeve runs down the collar of the jacket to the forearm? The set-in sleeve, on the other hand, features a seam at the shoulder that makes its way down the arm's full material and provides a more tailored look.

Set-in sleeves look formal and professional. Unlike the raglan sleeve, they may feel restrictive as the position of the seam does not provide enough space for movement. Just as the raglan sleeve is used in casual and sports wear, the set-in sleeve is used in formal jackets designed to be worn over a suit.

Set-in Sleeve

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Raglan Sleeve

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You might not have noticed, but the raglan sleeve is a common design in many garments. This sleeve design is one constant piece of fabric that runs down the collar of the jacket to the forearm. It is commonly found in sport and casual clothing, including t-shirts, sweatshirts, sports and shooting jackets.

Most people prefer a raglan sleeve as it provides a wide underarm area that can come in handy when wearing chunky sweaters or adding layers underneath your jacket. Since a raglan sleeve provides more underarm space, you don’t have to worry about any discomfort or pulling. 

Raglan Sleeve vs Set-in Sleeve

Remember how the raglan sleeve runs down the collar of the jacket to the forearm? The set-in sleeve, on the other hand, features a seam at the shoulder that makes its way down the arm's full material and provides a more tailored look.

Set-in sleeves look formal and professional. Unlike the raglan sleeve, they may feel restrictive as the position of the seam does not provide enough space for movement. Just as the raglan sleeve is used in casual and sports wear, the set-in sleeve is used in formal jackets designed to be worn over a suit.

Set-in Sleeve                                                                             Raglan Sleeve

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Benefits of Raglan Sleeves

Here is why you should always opt for raglan sleeves:

 ※ The raglan sleeve features a wider underarm area making it convenient to throw on over garments, such as sweatshirts and jackets.

 ※ With additional space underneath, you don’t have to worry about feeling uncomfortable.

 ※ The raglan sleeve design allows flexible movement so that you can raise your arms without feeling restricted.

 ※ Since the raglan design does not have a shoulder seam, it flatters the silhouette and makes clothing glide more easily over the body.

 ※ The wide underarm fitting provides a casual look that can be styled in different ways and makes it easier to wear sporty clothing as well. 

Here is why you should always opt for raglan sleeves:

 ※ The raglan sleeve features a wider underarm area making it convenient to throw on over garments, such as sweatshirts and jackets.

 ※ With additional space underneath, you don’t have to worry about feeling uncomfortable.  

Baleaf Raglan Sleeve

 ※ The raglan sleeve design allows flexible movement so that you can raise your arms without feeling restricted.

 ※ Since the raglan design does not have a shoulder seam, it flatters the silhouette and makes clothing glide more easily over the body.

 ※ The wide underarm fitting provides a casual look that can be styled in different ways and makes it easier to wear sporty clothing as well. 

Benefits of Raglan Sleeves

Baleaf Gear Featuring Raglan Sleeve

Below are some of the best Baleaf t-shirts for both ladies and gents that feature the raglan design:

RAGLAN TAGLESS QUICK DRY SHORT SLEEVE RUNNING & WORKOUT T-SHIRT

RAGLAN TAGLESS QUICK DRY SHORT SLEEVE RUNNING & WORKOUT T-SHIRT

RAGLAN TAGLESS QUICK DRY SHORT SLEEVE RUNNING & WORKOUT T-SHIRT

 ※ Raglan Sleeve

 ※ 90% Polyester, 10% Spandex

 ※ Moisture-wicking and quick-dry

 ※ Longer back hem

View Details - ONLY $16.99Long-sleeved version tap here
UPF 50+ LOOSE FIT CREW NECK CASUAL LONG SLEEVED SHIRT

UPF 50+ LOOSE FIT CREW NECK CASUAL LONG SLEEVED SHIRT

 ※ Raglan Sleeve

 ※ 100% Polyester 

 ※ comes in 7 sizes and 15 colors 

 ※ Breathable and lightweight

View Details - $16.99
UPF 50+ LOOSE FIT CREW NECK CASUAL LONG SLEEVED SHIRT
EVO UPF 50+ QUICK DRY RAGLAN CASUAL LONG SLEEVED SHIRTEVO UPF 50+ QUICK DRY RAGLAN CASUAL LONG SLEEVED SHIRT

EVO UPF 50+ QUICK DRY RAGLAN CASUAL LONG SLEEVED SHIRT

 ※ Raglan Sleeve

 ※ 91% Polyester, 9% Spandex

 ※ UPF 50+ sun protection

 ※ Cooling dots feature to back

View Details - $22.99
UPF 50+ Digital Printed Quick-Dry Mesh Pocketed Cycling Jersey - Orange

UPF 50+ Digital Printed Quick-Dry Mesh Pocketed Cycling Jersey - Orange

 ※ Raglan Sleeve

 ※ 100% Polyester 
     
 ※ UPF 50+ sun protection

※Breathable mesh panels to back and underarm
 
 ※ 3 rear cargo pockets & 1 zippered pocket

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View Details - $24.99
UPF 50+ Digital Printed Quick-Dry Mesh Pocketed Cycling Jersey - Orange
UPF 50+ 1/4 ZIP COLLARED LONG SLEEVED SHIRT W THUMBHOLES

UPF 50+ 1/4 ZIP COLLARED LONG SLEEVED SHIRT W THUMBHOLES

 ※ Raglan Sleeve

 ※ 100% Polyester 
     
 ※ UPF 50+ sun protection

 ※ Comes in 6 sizes and 3 colors
 
 ※ Moisture-wicking and breathable

View Details - $20.99
UPF 50+ QUICK DRY CREWNECK TAGLESS LONG SLEEVED SHIRT W THUMBHOLES

UPF 50+ QUICK DRY CREWNECK  LONG SLEEVED SHIRT W THUMBHOLES

 ※ Raglan Sleeve

 ※ 100% Polyester 
     
 ※ UPF 50+ sun protection

 ※ Thumbholes and no tag
 
 ※ Moisture-wicking and breathable

View Details - $18.99
UPF 50+ QUICK DRY CREWNECK TAGLESS LONG SLEEVED SHIRT W THUMBHOLES
UPF 50+ 4D CHAMOIS PADDED DIGITAL PRINTS TOP & BOTTOM SET - GRADIENT

UPF 50+ 4D CHAMOIS PADDED DIGITAL PRINTS LONG SLEEVED CYCLING SET – BLACK/GREEN

 ※ Raglan Sleeve

 ※ Top: 100% Polyester 
     Tights: 80% Nylon, 20% Spandex
     
 ※ UPF 50+ sun protection

 ※ 4D chamois padding
 
 ※ Pockets and silicone grippers


View Details - $58.99

UPF 50+ 4D CHAMOIS PADDED DIGITAL PRINTS TOP & BOTTOM SET - GRADIENT

 ※ Raglan Sleeve

 ※ Top: 100% Polyester 
     Shorts: 80% Nylon, 20% Spandex
     
 ※ UPF 50+ sun protection

 ※ 4D chamois padding
 
 ※ Pockets and silicone grippers


View Details - $45.99
V-NECK RAGLAN QUICK DRY LONG SLEEVED SHIRT W THUMBHOLES

V-NECK RAGLAN QUICK DRY LONG SLEEVED SHIRT W THUMBHOLES

 ※ Raglan Sleeve

 ※ 90% Polyester, 10% Spandex
     
 ※ V neck & thumbholes

 ※ Mesh panel to back

 ※ Breathable & moisture-wicking

View Details - $23.99
V-NECK RAGLAN QUICK DRY LONG SLEEVED SHIRT W THUMBHOLES
FLEECE THERMAL RAGLAN HALF ZIP POCKETED HOODIE W THUMBHOLES

FLEECE THERMAL RAGLAN HALF ZIP POCKETED HOODIE W THUMBHOLES

 ※ Raglan Sleeve

 ※ 100% polyester
     
 ※ Micro brushed fleece interior

 ※ High neck with 1/2 zipper & Thumbholes

※ 1 left chest zippered pocket

View Details - $32.99

EVO UPF 50+ BREATHABLE RAGLAN TAGLESS LONG SLEEVED SHIRT W THUMBHOLES

EVO UPF 50+ BREATHABLE RAGLAN TAGLESS LONG SLEEVED SHIRT W THUMBHOLES

 ※ Raglan Sleeve

 ※ 90% Polyester, 10% Spandex
     
 ※ UPF 50+ sun protection

 ※ Thumbholes


View Details - $18.99
MICRO FLEECE HIGH NECK SLIM FIT HOODED TRACK JACKET W THUMBHOLES

MICRO FLEECE HIGH NECK HOODED TRACK JACKET W THUMBHOLES

 ※ Raglan Sleeve

 ※ 92% Polyester, 8% Spandex
     
 ※ Micro fleece and moisture-wicking

 ※ Thumbholes


View Details - $32.99
MICRO FLEECE HIGH NECK SLIM FIT HOODED TRACK JACKET W THUMBHOLES

· Soft Fleece

· Half Zipper

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