Hoodies Starting Out
The hoodie could be said to have first had its appearance in medieval costumes form or the robes of monks which include a hood. However, it was not until the 1930s that apparel maker Champion began producing hooded sweatshirts, primarily for New York refrigeration workers. And it was shortly after this that clothing designers throughout the world took this new hoodie design and applied it to their sport wear collections.
In the 1970s, hip-hop culture developed and the trend towards hoodies picked up a bit more momentum. In addition, the anonymity that hoodies provide has also contributed to their infamous side – as a fashionable choice for criminals. But the notoriety has also promoted the prominence of hoodies, even if they were adopted by haute couture.
Who Wears Hoodies
Hoodies are a fleece garment worn instead of or often combined with a jacket. They first reached the popularity of the younger generation in the 1990s. They were worn by riders and were a part of the grunge look of the time.
Since then, hoodies have become a virtual fashion statement for just about any young person and also for older people looking for an easy to maintain, comfortable jacket that can be pulled over the head or closed. Custom hoodies usually carry the logo of a company or even a sports team. Many companies have their own hoodies that are assembled and distributed during golf outings and other charity events to promote their business.
Schools often offer personalized school shirt sweatshirts as a way of fundraising. These hoodies are usually ordered in advance and then printed by a screen printing company. Some can also be created with embroidery machines that can be used to create letters. Others are aimed at particular groups of people like best friends, or people in relationships that want couples hoodies to declare their love for one another.
Increasing In Popularity
The popularity of hoodies has spread all over the world and the list of different groups wearing has increase exponentially. These include skateboarders, surfers, dancers and sports enthusiasts and doe every day clothing. In addition, brands such as Tommy Hilfiger, Armani and Ralph Lauren jumped on the popularity and produced their own branded versions.
American universities began making hoodies with their respective university logos printed on their clothes. Today, the hoodie is part of everyday life and every culture has developed its own shapes and styles. The warmer countries opted for finer cloth hoodies, while countries that liked the cold climate clung to sweatshirt styles. Men’s and women’s hoodies
were also introduced, with women’s hoodies changing from sweatshirts to sleeveless blouses and tops, sportswear with hoods and even dresses.
One of the latest developments in hoodie fashion are called “eyewear jackets“. These hoodies hide the entire head and face, leaving behind two eye slits through which the wearer can see through. The hoodie already has a reputation of being synonymous with criminal activity but these take that a degree higher. The problem here lies in the fact that the hoodie is a piece of clothing that is very fashionable and worn by a wide range of people which means discerning between innocent people enjoying their hoodies and criminals wishing to disguise their identity has become difficult.
Custom hoodies can be designed with any logo or statement you want. You can even find online stores where you can design your own hoodies. They are made of fleece and available in different colors. You can have any type of logo or logo on the hoodies and customize them.