How to Style Men’s Designer HoodiesDiscover stylish and practical ways to style this men’s wardrobe must-have
5 Ways to Style A Designer Hoodie
The humble designer hoodie made its debut in the 1930s, when sportswear stalwarts, Champion, designed the first-ever hooded sweatshirt in a bid to help budding athletes stay warm during training. Over the years the hoodie has been synonymous with sixties college teams, seventies hip-hop rappers, as well as being a continual symbol of rebellious youth way into the nineties.
Favoured for its unrestrictive, loose-fitting design, today, you can find hoodies up and down catwalks around the world, and many designers now consider it as a staple of any wardrobe.
How To Style Your Designer Hoodie
Whether you’re planning an outfit for a casual coffee date, shopping in the city, or are heading to the gym, the right designer hoodie must offer both style and comfort. However, it is important to remember that it doesn’t need to be the centrepiece of your look and when layered right, an unassuming hoodie can be just as powerful.
Whilst it was once seen as controversial, wearing a designer hoodie as part of a more formal ensemble is now a popular fashion choice and, when styled correctly, can be seriously effective.
Elevate morning strolls and embrace your inner Steve Jobs by layering a black turtleneck under a pullover logo hoodie. Add an edge to the look by rolling the turtleneck sleeves out over the hoodie cuffs and pairing with checked trousers and combat-style leather ankle boots.
How to Wear A Hoodie with Streetwear
The diminishing appetite for early morning commutes, regimented office hours, and the desire to work from home has coincided with the increased demand for athleisure wear. Encompassing both comfort and effortless street style, it’s no wonder that the designer hoodie is at the forefront of this revolution.
It is important to remember that choosing comfort doesn’t mean having to compromise on style. Opting for a heavyweight hoodie that fits your shape, instead a baggy design, will emulate a cleaner, sharper finish.
Compliment your designer hoodie and pair it with cotton fitted joggers, or loose-fitting denim jeans and chunkier-styled trainers for a nod to nineties nostalgia.
How To Style Your Designer Hoodie with a Coat
A coat is an essential piece of any man’s wardrobe and so it should be. But at times, it can be difficult to incorporate your coat with more informal styles. One way to nail smart-casual outwear is by layering a designer hoodie underneath your winter coat.
Loosen up your timeless trench coat by styling it with a white hoodie from the likes of Jacquemus, straight-leg chinos, and a pair of leather sneakers.
When it comes to more formal outings, opt for a zip-up hoodie layered underneath your long overcoat rather than a pullover design for a smarter look.
Exaggerate the classic tailored design of your overcoat and pair with a darker-toned zip-up hoodie complemented by a designer polo, a pair of black slim-style jeans, and lightly tanned suede < "mens/all-shoes/boots/">ankle boots.
How To Wear a Jacket Over a Hoodie
The simple formula of a hoodie and a leather jacket is one that can be experimented with depending on your personal style, the occasion, and even the weather.
Truly embrace biker aesthetic by pairing a black hoodie with a panelled black leather jacket. Or, soften the look by adding different tones and textures and consider swapping out a black hoodie for neutral tones with a white or a sandy-toned hoodie and substituting a biker jacket for a sleek leather bomber.
A leather jacket and hoodie combo is so versatile; it can even be styled up with black tapered-leg trousers, suede Chelsea boots, and a pair of designer sunnies.
Pairing a hoodie with a blue or black denim jacket is a great way to pay homage to any off-duty look or dressed-down weekend attire. Compliment your denim jacket with contrasting colour tones and style blue denim with a grey logo hoodie and a logo cap.
For a relaxed look with a twist, True Religion’s chic black denim jacket paired with Drôle de Monsieur’s peachy toned hoodie works just as well. Add a casual touch to the outfit with a pair of black skinny jeans partnered with suede hi-top sneakers.
How To Style a Zip-Up Hoodie
For balmy climates, ditch your pullover hoodie and opt for a lighter, zip-up style.
A zip-up hoodie meets the style criteria for a range of occasions, from afternoon strolls around the park to after work drinks on a late summer’s evening.
Stay cool and show off your logo tee collection by layering underneath a zip-up hoodie and leaving it open. Add a bit of flair to this minimalist look with a pair of turned-up straight-leg jeans and low-top sneakers.
For events with a more formal dress code, swap out plain tee’s for a smart oxford shirt and add a pair of fitted chinos.
In keeping with the smarter dress code, keep your zip-hoodie half-closed, add suede desert boots and you’re good to go.
8 Of The Best Men’s Hoodies
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