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Having or denoting sleeves that continue in one piece up to the neck of a garment, without a shoulder seam.
- ‘In line with this trend, King Louie is launching a new pima cotton golf shirt with raglan sleeves for 2003, the Saddlebrook.’
- ‘Their vintage baseball jersey is made from cotton ringspun jersey fabric, and is double dyed with contrasting bound 1 × 1 rib collar and three-quarter-length raglan sleeves.’
- ‘Made of 100% preshrunk cotton, this shirt features a crew neck with contrasting 3/4-length raglan sleeve and neckband.’
- ‘She noted at once that their suits were different in some manner - it was the shoulders; they had raglan sleeves and looked very expensive, and somehow foreign.’
- ‘Speaking of Christmas, I'm on the hunt for a man's 4ply sweater with raglan sleeves in stocking stitch, or simple stitchwork.’
An overcoat with raglan sleeves.
- ‘The ribbed raglan that I am making is progressing, but since it's a winter sweater there is not much hurry.’
Mid 19th century: named after Lord Raglan (1788–1855), a British commander in the Crimean War.
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