Thick, well-made sweatshirts
April 14, 2007 3:14 PM   Subscribe

My favorite sweatshirt company has gone out of business - who else makes quality, thick sweatshirts?

I have a collection of sweatshirts with college logos on them, all made by a brand called "Galt Sand." They're fantastic - thick, but not lined with an extra layer; not hooded, no extra pocket in the front... Just a great-feeling, thick sweatshirt. Galt Sand, however, was bought out by Starter in 1996 (that may demonstrate the quality of these shirts, I've been wearing them almost every day since the early 90s). But they're getting old, and starting to show their age.

Is anyone else familiar with this brand? Any ideas where I could find similarly-made shirts, or who makes them?

Advance thanks.
posted by stewiethegreat to Shopping (11 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Carhartt makes some nice sweatshirts in mid- and heavy-weight. If the college-logo thing is a dealbreaker, though, that might be a problem.
posted by box at 3:37 PM on April 14, 2007

Response by poster: The college-logo thing isn't a dealbreaker at all - Galt Sand just had a penchant for college logos. Anything (or nothing) could be on the shirt, as far as I'm concerned. :)
posted by stewiethegreat at 3:41 PM on April 14, 2007

Champion makes good stuff.
posted by 4ster at 3:41 PM on April 14, 2007

For years, my favorite sweatshirts have been from the Daniel Cremieux line. I buy mine at Dillard's but the website has a list of stores. There are just a few sweatshirts in the Cremieux line, but they are very comfortable and last for years. I can't find any for sale online, but it might be worth a trip to your local mall. Good luck.
posted by The Deej at 4:12 PM on April 14, 2007

My Darling Wife reccomends American Apparel and Hanes' 'Beefy Tee'. If you're willing to dye-it-yourself, Dharma Trading Company offers blanks at good prices and good quality.
posted by Orb2069 at 4:40 PM on April 14, 2007

Seconding American Apparel, love their stuff!
posted by Joh at 5:42 PM on April 14, 2007

Look for Champion Reverse Weave. It's a college bookstore staple.
posted by Frank Grimes at 5:57 PM on April 14, 2007

American Apparel sweatshirts are nice, but not heavyweight unless you buy the thermal lined London Hoodie.
posted by oneirodynia at 6:15 PM on April 14, 2007

Dunderdon makes very nice heavy sweatshirts as well.
posted by fet at 6:32 PM on April 14, 2007

lululemon athletica - a bit more expensive but completely worth it. these sweatshirts will change your life.
posted by enaira at 7:19 PM on April 14, 2007

The greatest sweatshirt I have ever owned is the NFL Equipment sueded hoodie my wife bought me last Christmas. Thick, warm, unbelievably comfortable. I wish I could figure out how to get the same material without paying the NFL premium.
posted by tcskeptic at 7:40 PM on April 14, 2007

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