The hoodie’s associations with youth culture and streetwear haven’t always been appreciated by fashion’s elite (and that’s putting it nicely), so it’s kind of ironic that these days the front row is jam-packed with editors and buyers braying for the next Off-White “HOODED SWEATSHIRT”. The cool kids that spent the ‘90s in a grey marl FUBU sweat before moving on to vintage Stone Island are celebrating the well-deserved recognition the modified jumper is finally having, whilst rolling their eyes in mild exasperation. As garments go, hoodies are strangely democratic – anyone can wear one, and whilst the aesthetic might be different (savvy street gent versus athletic goth, say), the look is universally cool. For those that missed out on the heady days of ‘90s bucket-hat-mania and who haven’t had the fashion memo yet – hoodies are ‘back’ (as they say). With everyone from Gucci to Palm Angels putting their high-end spin on the streetwear staple, they’ve finally got the fashion pack’s seal of approval.
If you’re scratching your head wondering how to pull off a hoodie as an adult, don’t sweat – we’ve got your back. Here’s how.