In the past, men's hoodies were worn only by sporty types or upon returning from a run, a match, or any other type of physical activity, or by someone who is committing or contemplating criminal activity. Nowadays, though they are seen on almost everyone under retirement age and in more than a few.
The hoodie is a very useful item of clothing and hopefully, it will shake its bad-boy reputation. It's easy to wear, easy to wash, and can be worn on anything. Worn under a smart jacket, a hoodie can add an air of casual style. Wearing it with jeans and trendy sneakers can give a youthful, sporty look. Practically every top menswear designer now makes hoodies.
Of course, the sporty American apparel hoodies is still very popular. Surf hoodies from Rip Curl, Quiksilver, and Billabong, with or without sleeves, are de rigueur with young surfers everywhere.
There seems to be no sports team in America that doesn't have its name or logo on hoodies in the colors of the teams and every college student probably has a hoodie for their college or university.
The fact that some attractive male movie stars and celebrities are often seen wearing hoodies has made wearing men's hoodies more acceptable with men in general. Who wouldn't want to wear a hoodie if it's cool enough for David Beckham and Brad Pitt? Although the men's hoodie is seen as a relatively recent fashion phenomenon, its origins date back to the 1930s.
There are so many different designs of men's hoodies that you don't have to spend a huge amount on something quite original. Although paying a little more for higher quality fabric is probably worth it as the better fabric will be more durable and will withstand multiple washes. Hoodies today attract not only young men. It is hard not to be a fan of such a functional, fashionable, practical, and comfortable item of clothing.