A hoodie is basically a sweatshirt with a hood. Really easy definition, but hoodies are too versatile to easily define. Hoodies date as far back as the 12th century. Hoodies have been a documented part of men’s and women’s wear for centuries. The garment’s style and form can be traced back to Medieval Europe, when the normal clothing for monks included a hood called a cowl attached to a tunic or robes, and a chaperon or hooded cape was very commonly worn by any outdoor worker.
The hooded sweatshirt was first produced in the United States starting in the 1930s. The modern clothing style was first produced by Champion in the 1930s and marketed to laborers working in freezing temperatures in upstate New York. The term hoodie entered popular usage in the 1990s.
The hoodie took off in the 1970’s with several factors contributing to its success. Hip hop culture developed in New York City around this time, and high fashion also contributed during this era, as Norma Kamali and other high-profile designers embraced and glamorized the new clothing.
Young men, often skateboarders or Surfers, sported the hoodie and spread the trend across the western United States, most significantly in California. Tommy Hilfiger, Giorgio Armani and Ralph Lauren, for example, used the hoodie as the primary component for many of their collections in the 1990s. A crystal-studded hoodie made by rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs was acquired by the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.
Rappers like 2 Pac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G also went on with the trend. This led to hoodies being affiliated mainly with rap music.
Okay enough with the history lesson or flashback or whatever you may call it….flash forward to today… Hoodies are not fully affiliated with the hip hop culture anymore. Hoodies are now much flashier, trendy and comfortable with each designer getting much more creative with each hoodie produced. So many rappers and celebrities have been seen rocking the fashion trend.
Here are a our 5 most layered hoodie types 2017
1.THE ZIP HOODIE
Truth be told its not easy to find amazing designed full-zip hoodies as many brands work wit the traditional zipless for most of their collections, but this Thrasher piece looks fresh any day all day; simplicity in design and colour depth is something you could clearly work with.This trend has been around for some time and can still be carried on. It is comfortable and looks good on ALMOST everything. It is an easy to wear trend. The inclined zip is also a trend of its own too.
Zipless hoodies have been the choice for many top streetwear brands and begineers as well.More of a traditional piece in streetwear collections,its a must have for everyone out there,Why? The layering possibilities are endless with the Zipless hoodie plus wide array of creative options given you are an out the box dresser. 2016 been hot for Anti-social Social Club, Yeezy ,Vlone (These will be a topic for another day)hoodies to mention just a few, we will get into the details later on butttt… get yourself a zipless hoodie ASAP.
Oversized clothes were hip back the day, 90’s and early 2000’s but with time clothes started getting more fitting and less baggy,all that was until daring brands such as Vetements and Yeezy brought back the hype in oversize apparel.Not an easy look to pull off any day ,solely depending on your layering skill-set.With this type you walk a thin line between being fashion forward and fashion killer just
Now this is a really different trend, when I first saw it I was like …..okay…this crop top trend …I even doubted it would catch on …but low and behold …the trend has caught on, celebrities like Rihanna and Gigi Hadid also getting on with the trend and looking as hot as always . Designers like Tommy Hilfiger and many others have also ventured into this trend.
5.HIS AND HERS HOODIES
For all of you love birds that are not afraid to show it, here is a trend for you. His and her hoodies. They usually come with interesting names that can only be understood when the love birds are seen together. Some are hilarious, others are just plain aww and would tickle a tear or two from your tear glands.
The trends can go on but this is all I have to say about hoodies. These trends are easy to wear and try out but please ensure not to look like clowns. Who knew there was so much about hoodies?