5 hoodies you should wear this winter
Spare a thought for the humble hoodie. An item of clothing with a history dating back to the Middle Ages, its social significance has been so scrutinised in recent years that to wear one almost represents a political statement.
Nevertheless, despite being bullied for years and having had its reputation tarnished on the front pages of the press it continues to go from strength to strength.
Born in the freezing warehouses of 1930s New York, the hoodie truly took off with the birth of hip-hop culture in the 1970s before endearing itself to beach bums, university students, athletes and adolescents alike over the ensuing decades. These days it’s fair to say that almost everyone under the age of 35 will have owned one of the garments at some stage in their life.
Perhaps it’s their hardiness, which is so attractive; utilitarian in design, hoodies serve not just to protect from the elements, but are also well suited to insulating their supporters against a storm of controversy.
What’s more they’re also incredibly versatile. While the basic shape and design remains consistent, the blank canvas across both the back and chest has perfectly served both the dandy and those with simpler tastes.
Whether you’re heading to the gym, having a bad hair day, feeling cold, keen to show off your bling, dressing up like Rocky or just eager to keep a low profile as you solve crimes in 12th century Shrewsbury (like Cadfael) then the hoodie is the garment for you.
Five to wear this winter…
All Saints – Arthur hoodie. (£70) A lightweight single jersey in a classic slim fit, this simple but stylish garment comes in either a washed black or ‘uniform marl’ grey. Pair with a leather jacket and hit the town. Earn 10% cashback with All Saints
Nike – AW77 hoodie. (£46-£105) A staple in Nike’s collection the famed AW77 hoodies have been designed for both men and women and come in a variety of colour and zip combinations. Featuring the famed Nike Swoosh logo they’re perfect for wearing to, from and in the gym. Earn 11% cashback with Nike
Adidas – adi Trefoil hoodie. (£50) Available in bold colours and with the German sportsbrand’s iconic ‘flower’ logo emblazoned on the front, the trefoil hoodie is a fundamental part of adidas’ ‘Originals’ collection. Soft and cosy, with a clean sporty look it’s a garment which has stood the test of time. Earn 7 % cashback with Adidas
Vince – Men’s Navy Sherpa Lined Double Layer Slub hoodie. (£190 via My Wardrobe) LA based label Vince specialise in faultless, quality basics and this navy hoodie with kangaroo pockets, fleece lining and elbow patches is no different. Pair with chinos and plain t-shirt for a simple preppy look. Earn up to 14% cashback with My Wardobe
Uniqlo – Women’s Soft Touch Full Zip Long Sleeve Hoodie. (£19.90) It’s always great to have a reliable hoodie to throw on as an extra layer and this affordable option from Uniqlo ticks on the boxes. Thin enough to wear under a jacket for added warmth it also comes in three understated colours. Earn 5% cashback with Uniqlo
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