THE LIFE WITH HOODIES

For all its comfort and simplicity, the hoodie leads a dual life. It’s an attire worn as a normal apparel and goes all the way upto known personalities wearing it for a style statement.

Yet hoodies carry a social stigma, a charm of its own when worn.

The history of the Hoodie

Long before it found itself a witness to dodgy deals in darkened alleys, the hoodie was the uniform of champions. Having successfully broached upscale sportswear in its various forms, it was only a matter of time before menswear got its mitts on the near-century-old staple. Sports apparel company Champion Products does lay claim to creating the world’s first hooded sweatshirt in the 1930s

It moved from athletic wear to being a fashionable attire adopted by hip-hop culture, skaters, snowboarders, young adults, stag parties, university students.

What a hoodie offers is simple: comfort, comfort and more comfort!

Hoodies have been added in the fashion catalogue list of every brand be it a normal one to a brand making high end apparel, meaning hoodie hysteria is set to continue strong going forward. We don’t deny that we have got bitten by the ever fast growing hoodie bug as well. Today, Budget work wear caters to customers with hoodies from brands like Bisley workwear, hard yakka, JB’s wear, winning spirit, sportage and many more.

Here is how we have justified different styles to wear a hoodie:

HOW TO WEAR THE HOODIE

1. AS PART OF A LAYERED LOOK

As much as we’re trumpeting the power of the hoodie, don’t think that wearing one is all about making a statement. When used as part of a layered look, the hoodie can be surprisingly unassuming.

To get this look perfect, add a hoodie with zippers with a round neck t-shirt. Add more layers like a long coat if you need to.

2. AS PART OF AN ATHLEISURE LOOK

When comfort and classiness went hand-in-hand, athleisure looks were invented. Such is the case with athleisure, thanks to those clever menswear designers, you won’t run the risk of looking like you were too lazy to change out of your gym gear.

A cosy hoodie is a great layering piece for a day in the city, which will leave you looking sharp while keeping you warm at the same time.

Get the perfect athleisure look by teaming your hoodies with joggers and slip on a pair of nice leather sneakers.

3. UNDER A LEATHER JACKET

If you’re not convinced by the high-low mix, that’s alright it is not for everyone, then its okay to stick to more familiar fashion choices. A leather jacket and hoodie combination is one of those low pairings that work well, every season after season. They go well letting out a very trendy statement to the onlooker.

Hoodies have dramatically improved in terms of quality and fit. Therefore, guys are looking to invest in well-fitting, well-made casual designs that can be worn in various situations

Use a good black jacket worn on top of a hoodie for the super smart look which is a big trend nowadays. Can be teamed up with boots like Chelsea boots or high top sneakers.

4. WITH TAILORED TROUSERS

For a slightly less committed way to mix smart and casual, a hoodie worn with a pair of smart trousers is your best bet. Again, it’s an easy way to avoid that dreaded overgrown adolescent territory.

Choose a neutral color hoodie to be teamed up with a nice pair of trousers. Want to experiment, try business trousers with prints.

Key brands where hoodies are available on the BUDGET WORK WEAR WEBSITE:

Bisley workwear, hard yakka, JB’s wear, winning spirit, sportage and many more.

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