What is it about those hooded sweatshirts, better known as hoodies, that make them one of the staple pieces of clothing in almost everyone’s closet? Despite the stigma of the hoodie being related to criminals and shadowy bad guys, hoodies are a favorite among many different crowds. Ranging from the design your own hoodie crowd to the ready made brands, the hooded sweatshirt is not going out of style any time soon.
The hoodie is typically worn by the younger crowd in many different styles, yet because they are so comfortable and multi-purpose, older folks seem to like them to. In the early days of the introduction of hooded sweatshirts, their use was mainly seen by sports stars, rappers and even bad guys. Fortunately, they are no longer reserved to those types and everyone is enjoying the comfort of the good old hoodie. In today’s clothing landscape, hoodies are sold under many different brand names from the unknown all the way up to higher end brand names such as Christian Audigier, Ralph Lauren and Juicy Couture. All of these designer brands are in tune with what today’s consumers look for in clothing. Comfort and exclusive design elements provide the hoodie wearer their own sense of style.
While often associated with the male crowd, smaller framed hooded sweatshirts are also widely available for women. Unlike the big and baggy fit that most men appear to prefer, female hoodies are a bit tighter and designed to hug the woman’s body. It’s laid back, urban style works well with both men and woman paired with just about anything else in the wardrobe like denim, shorts and other casual clothing pieces.
Hoodies are not only found in the city streets. The surf and skate crowds are hoodie enthusiasts also. You will often find surfers and skaters wearing hoodies sporting their favorite brand logos and designs while hanging out at the beach or local skate park. Big brands such as Hurley, Quicksilver and Billabong are amongst the most familiar. Again, these hoodies are a great statement about who the individual is, but they also provide the warmth and comfort outdoors at places like the beach and park.
College students are also among the hoodie enthusiasts. You will not find a school that does not proudly dawn their name or mascot on a hoodie and other types of sportswear. I have never met a college student that did not at least own one hooded sweatshirt with their school name on it.
It is no doubt that the hooded sweatshirt is widely available and very popular. Not only do they range in quality and style, they also range in cost based on those factors. You can find hoodies that are very inexpensive, often times they aren’t associated with any brand. On the other side of the spectrum, you can find hoodies that are high priced. As you can imagine, these are typically of higher quality and made by well known clothing brands.
Long live the hoodie!
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