At its core, the "Mens hoodie" is one of the simplest garments in the world of menswear. A shirt with a connected hood. But it has found widespread adoption because it is so much more than that. The hoody is simultaneously a symbol of rebellion and of conformity, a timeless classic and a modern statement.
A large hood connected to a shirt or coat dates back all the way to the monks of the Middle Ages, but the modern style are endlessly versatile. The modern hoody has been emblazoned with the letters of countless colleges, and allowed a generation to go unnoticed under the anonymity of the hood.
Most Mens hoodies are not just fashionable but functional. A sweatshirt base with the option of a padded lining and the all-important hood makes the mens hoody a practical choice for keeping the cold at bay and the wind off your back. And almost as important to the hoody as its hood is a pair of extra-large front pockets, for a convenient carrying capacity and an easy way to warm one's hands.
Mens Hoodies are tailored in a large variety of ways, which is another key to their widespread popularity. Mens Zip up hoodies have a front zipper, allowing them to be thrown on like a jacket in cold weather, while pullover hoodies have no zipper. The unbroken surface of the pullover hoody's front side has made it an excellent canvas for fashion designers-- many designer hoodies have been released with artistic murals and pictures on. Mens Hoodies can just as easily, however, be as simple as a solid color. Grey or black hoodies are favoured on occasions when the wearer wants to go unnoticed-- the hood obscuring his or her face and the plain color doesn't catch the eye.
The material of a Mens hoody is as varied as its style. Many hoodies are sweatshirt hoodies, designed for comfort and durability. Some are lined with fleece for additional warmth, making a hoodie a good choice as a jacket. Hoodies are also available in many other types of fabric, such as corduroy.