Along with balaclavas, swag bags, and black-and-white striped tops, a hoodie is used to quickly brand you as a would-be robber and general evil guy.
We’re urging you to take fashion tips from David Cameron (remember him?) and learn how to wear a hoodie properly even if this ubiquitous item of sportswear has the power to turn bystanders away from you.
THE HOODIE’S HISTORY
The hoodie used to be the gear of champions before it started becoming a bystander to shady transactions in isolated alleyways. Okay, so maybe that’s a touch exaggerating, but Champion Products, a maker of athletic clothing, did assert that it invented the hooded sweatshirt in the 1930s.
It doesn’t take a genius to realize that the hoodie was created to keep athletes warm and dry in dreadful weather. Since then, it has been embraced by the runway, hip-hop culture, skaters, snowboarders, furious young people, stag parties, and college students.
HOODIE STYLING TIPS
ASSISTANT WITH A LAYERED LOOK
Despite the fact that we frequently highlight the importance of hoodie styling, wearing one shouldn’t just be about making a statement. The hoodie may be surprisingly understated when incorporated into a layered appearance.
A cozy cashmere hoodie is a perfect layering piece for a day in the city, according to Mr. Porter style director Olie Arnold. It will keep you warm and make you look sharp at the same time.
Put on a zip-up hoodie over a plain white crew-neck T-shirt, then finish the appearance with a coat or jacket, tight trousers, and a pair of brand-new sneakers.
DURING A TRAVELING LOOK
You can count on us to be fervent supporters of anything that combines coolness and comfort. Such is the case with athleisure, and thanks to those astute menswear designers, you won’t have to worry about coming off as someone who didn’t have the motivation to change out of their workout clothes.
The days of the big, enormous hoodie with a logo on it are finished, according to James Jee, head of menswear at Jaeger. Better yarn quality and a lot more of it are evident in the fabrics’ softness and weight. The fit is slightly more precise and tidy.
Combine a black hoodie with black, fitting joggers and add a pair of simple leather sneakers to achieve the entire athleisure look. Completed the hoodie look.
UNDER A LEATHER JACKET & DENIM JACKET
It’s acceptable to stick to the more comfortable ground if you’re not convinced by the high-low mix (it’s not for everyone). One of those low-key combinations that work well season after season and demonstrate to the world that you are knowledgeable about hoodie styling is a leather jacket and hoodie outfit.
“Hoodies have significantly improved in terms of quality and fit,” claims Alex Field, head of menswear design at Reiss. Men want to invest in well-made, casual clothes that fit them well and can be worn in a variety of settings. Whether it be for a workout or as part of a chic off-duty ensemble.
Using the base of a black leather jacket and black or indigo pants.
WHILE WEARING TAILORED PANTS
Your best chance for a more relaxed approach to mixing smart and casual is a hoodie paired with a pair of business-casual pants. Once more, it’s a simple method to stay out of the dreaded overgrown adolescent region.
“High-low” wearing is becoming increasingly popular, so pair your hoodie with wide-leg pants or a long formal coat,” advises ASOS’s head of menswear design, Nick Eley.
Choose a hoodie in a neutral hue, then mix it with some pants and upscale athletic shoes to nail this style. Try a small pattern, like pinstripes or checks, on the bottom half if you’re feeling daring.
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