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Violet May Sheffield Hoodie



How to measure

If in doubt with sizing:

• Grab your current favourite Hoodie or Sweatshirt that fits you best
• Lay it out flat
Measure according to the below diagram and refer to the chart underneath:

— A: Measure horizontally directly across the front of your Hoodie or Sweatshirt, from just below the sleeve seam straight across to the same location at the opposite side. Make a note of the length in centimetres. This will give you your Half Chest size to compare to the below chart.
— Optionally, measure the Body Length (B), and the Sleeve Length (C).

Our apparel is true to size. For a looser fit, order a size up.

Hoodie Size Chart
A:Half Chest51.55457606366
B: Body Length667072747678
C: Sleeve Length6465.56768.57070

The Violet May Hoodie is our homage to Sheffield’s most famous record shops.

Our apparel is true-to-size as defined in the Size Guide. For a looser fit, order a size up.

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The Violet May Hoodie is our homage to Sheffield’s most famous record shops.

Violet May’s Record Shops in Sheffield are as fondly remembered as any stores the city has been home to. Run by the inimitable Violet May Barkworth at various locations throughout the city centre from the 60s through the 80s, the shops had an incredible and awe-inspiring collection of new and old vinyl records — plus if there was a title you couldn’t find, Violet would make sure it was there for your next visit.

Perfect as a gift for a visitor, friend or ex-pat — or for showing off your own pride in the city!

Any purchase you make goes towards supporting The Sheffield Guide, local content creators, artists and businesses.

Every item is made-to-order, especially for your purchase! Where possible we support the local economy by sourcing our products and services within the Sheffield city region. Additionally, we prioritise independent businesses that use ethical practices and materials where possible. Where it is has not been possible to source to our high standards within the city region, we utilise businesses as close as possible.

Thank you for your support.

Material: 85% Organic ring-spun Combed Cotton, 15% Recycled Polyester. 280gsm.

• Brushed sweatshirt.
• Set-in sleeve.
• Lined hood in single jersey.
• Round drawcords in matching body colour.
• Stitched buttonhole eyelets.
• Inside herringbone back neck tape.
• Self fabric half moon at back neck.
• 1×1 rib at sleeve hem and bottom hem.
• Flatlock topstitch on all seams.
• Kangaroo pocket with flatlock topstitch.

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Shipping information

All prices exclude delivery and we ship worldwide. Shipping options depend on destination and weight; available options will presented for selection when you enter your address during the checkout process. As all items are made-to-order, purchases are shipped following production. Estimated production turnaround time is 3 to 5 working days.

Sustainable Plastic-Free Packaging

Orders are shipped in 100% plastic-free packaging.

The packaging used for an order varies depending on the products being shipped, but the information below will give an idea of the packaging you can expect an order to ship in.

Paper mailing bags

Most orders up to a certain size will ship in either a small, medium or large paper mailers.­

Clothing items such as t-shirts and hoodies are folded neatly into these bags; to save on packing materials and reduce waste we do not pack items into individual bags before they are shipped in these mailers.

Our paper postal mailing bags are manufactured from responsible, sustainable sources to comply with FSC certi­fica­tion. The paper is both compostable and degradable, and paper mailers can be easily recycled, making this an extremely eco-friendly option. The weather-proof parcel protects its contents during transit.


Cardboard boxes are used for orders too bulky for our large paper mailers. They work in just the same way though; clothing items are folded neatly into them, and any products requiring special packaging (such as mugs) which are shipping with clothing items are packed in their own packaging first before shipping in a box.

See our terms and returns policy.

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