Hooded sweatshirts are quickly becoming a household brand, and they're being pulled out of the closet not just for the season, but also for fashion trends. A men’s champion hoodie is a top with pockets in the front of the abdominal area and a hood with a drawstring that may be adjusted for the opening of the hood at the neck. It is generally used in chilly weather.
The pockets are an added plus because they are easily accessible and bent upwards to keep items from spilling out. Hoodies with zippers instead of drawstrings are referred to as zip-up or zip hoodies.
The hoodie may have come from the form of clothing in the Middle Ages, or the formal wear of Catholic monks that included a cowl. The decorative cowl is added to a traditional tunic or robe. In the 1930s, clothing maker Champion began making hooded sweatshirts, mostly for workers at cold storage houses in New York.
The popularity of hoodies has spread everywhere, counting on a list of customers as well as skateboarders and surfers, dancers, and sports enthusiasts. Plus, brands like Tommy Hilfiger, Armani, and Ralph Lauren also jumped on the hoodie bandwagon. Even universities across America have started producing hooded sweatshirts with their respective university logos.
Today, hoodies are a part of everyday wear and every culture has developed its forms and styles. Warm countries opted for hoodies made from thinner materials, while countries that enjoyed cooler weather stuck to sweatshirt styles. Hoodies for both men and women also emerged, evolving from hoodie sweatshirt styles for women to sleeveless blouses and tops, hooded sportswear, and even hooded gowns.