One of the items in my Force Friday order from Hot Topic was this Kylo Ren raglan 3/4 sleeve top. I got this top free as part of a ‘buy 2, get 1 free’ promotion – the top is still available in sizes XS to 3X. I bought mine in XS, it measures approximately 43cm across the chest (underarm to underarm), 44cm across the lower hem (straight across side seam to side seam) and 60cm from front neckline to lower hem. The front print features a classic style Star Wars logo, together with Kylo Ren, Chewbacca and Stormtrooper.
I must admit that I wasn’t immediately drawn to this top, and purchased it as a ‘freebie’ with the above mentioned promotion – but seeing it in person, it does look much better than I anticipated. I wasn’t sure if the orange tone of the front print would coordinate or clash with the pinkish red colour of the sleeves – but for me, it does work in a cool vintage style. The fabric is 60% cotton, 40% polyester – a soft, lightweight fabric that is a little see-through (as you can see in my photo of the back of the shirt, with the front design showing through). This lightweight fabric works perfectly with the vintage styling – particularly with the cream main fabric and heather red fabric used for the sleeves. The curved front and back hems add another nice touch to the overall style. To be honest, I’m still not sure if I would pay full price for this top – given the huge variety of The Force Awakens apparel to choose from. But in saying that, I know I’ll get good wear from this top – the soft, casual feel helps balance the strong design colour.