Editor's Picks: Hood Love
Somewhere between 1980 and today, hoodies became one of the most common clothing staples around. In those 30 years, they have become nearly as ubiquitous as jeans and T-shirts, and their acceptability as casual wear in some ways exceeds the aforemention items. Even the phrase "hoodie" (or "hoody"), unheard before the '90s, is now so common that it's used in catalogs, retail stores and television.
Hooded sweatshirts are everywhere, and not just for practical purposes: when stores like California surf-style retailer PacSun carries a wide selection of hooded sweatshirts for the sun-kissed SoCo crowd, you know it's more for fashion than function. Fortunately for distributors, this popular item is a natural fit for the promotional products industry. From college students to construction crews, branded hoodies are everywhere. Here are a few of our favorites to get you started.
Feels So Good In My Hood
Sierra Pacific Apparel keeps it traditional with the Rawlings Drawstring Hoody. The pullover-style sweatshirt has kangaroo pockets and contrasting shoulders, sleeves and hood. The warm 80/20 cotton/poly blend and contrasting colors make this one perfect for college athletic promotions.
Adding a little couture to camo, the Junior's Camouflage Striped Burnout Raw Edge Long Sleeve Zip Hoodie from Kavio has more going for it than an exceptionally long name. Two-tone pattern, reverse coverstitching, slit pouch pockes and a soft 4.2 oz. fabric make this camouflage stand out.
I'm So Misunderstood You Probably Misread This Sentence
Not only are hoodies a comfortable and functional piece, they're also one of the most iconic styles today. Take, for example, the Thinc Actionwear Supercotton Hood. With its 70/30 cotton/polyester blend, rib cuffs and bottom, and double-needle coverstitching, it's great for cool weather, as a layering piece or for when mom just doesn't understand you.
Robbin' the Hoodie
Oops, wrong kind of hood.