The embroidered bear is a cute/almost handsome Brand identification and I've always enjoyed a well made, 100% cotton all grey or navy sweatshirt and would even pay Ralphs prices for the right one. However, a real man just does not wear that sort of thing . Remove the embroidery and I'll take one of those in grey and one in navy! LOL.
Since high school, I have always owned at least one classic grey sweatshirt. I have a wonderful one from BB from the early '90s when it put out a, at that time, line of "vintage" athletic clothes. It's a perfect sweatshirt although cut a bit too big as was the style at the time.Sitting here in my ancient heather grey Hanes sweats, enjoying their supreme comfort with the morning coffee, I agree completely. These are too old and thin for a cold weather workout, so I recently added some Champion sweats, a good bit thicker and with a hood, but they are navy. I am, half a year later, still quite self conscious that they are navy and not heather grey.
Unfortunately, my girlfriend has all but made it her own. Early in our relationship, we were on vacation and I had taken it along as my "if it gets cold at night" thing to throw on. Well, it got cold and she hadn't brought a "if it gets cold at night" item with her, so, after that, I'd find that sweatshirt in with her clothes so often that I just gave up. It's hers now.