H&M Men's Melange Sweatshirt image from http://www.hm.com.

H&M Men’s Melange Sweatshirt image from http://www.hm.com.

We here at ESM are always looking for multi-use articles of clothing to get the most bang for our buck when we buy gear.

Think of it like a “swiss army knife” of clothes, where you can use an item for more than one situation.

Take for example this Melange Sweatshirt from H&M:

We would use this sweatshirt all the time.  Melange Sweatshirt image from http://www.hm.com.

We would use this sweatshirt all the time. Melange Sweatshirt image from http://www.hm.com.

Aside from the fact it’s only $24.95, it can be used for a wide spectrum of life events from lounging around at home getting over a hangover to going to a casual dinner with friends.

For a more casual setting, we’d rock it out with a pair of your favorite broken-in jeans, some dope kicks and a leather jacket.

Pair it up with a blazer (like this Melange Blazer from H&M for $79.95) and all of a sudden you’re stylish and casual at the same time:

Boom.  Semi-formal, son!  Melange Sweatshirt and Melange Blazer image from http://www.hm.com.

Boom. Semi-formal, son! Melange Sweatshirt and Melange Blazer image from http://www.hm.com.

We’d pair this outfit with a white or off-white pair of jeans, sneakers (Jack Purcells maybe?) and vintage aviators to let the world know: “I’m not even trying to look good and I look damn good.”

To which we reply: Damn son, that’s so sprezz.

For more information on the Melange Sweatshirt from H&M and their entire line of products for men, you can check out H&M’s official website at http://www.hm.com.

 

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