Trends come and go in quick fashion in, well, the world of fashion, but acknowledgement must be made to the steely resolve with which the athleisure wear phenomenon has taken over the wardrobes of men. No, we don’t mean the band hoodies solely reserved for angry, hormonal teens nor the ones pulled out on a Sunday morning following a heavy Saturday night. But instead, the hooded sweatshirt sported by all those worth their style cred, from the cream of rap and hip hop to off-duty A-listers.
If you’re a man in your mid-to-late twenties and above, wearing a hoodie as part of your weekend apparel or for casual Fridays at the office may not immediately come to mind as the right option. Is it too casual? Is it too street style? Is it reflective of a lazy person? Does it look too childish? These are all relevant questions, but cast your mind away from the stereotypical view and become open to the new style of hoodie that has changed the menswear landscape. Utterly cool yet contemporary in flair and fit, the hoodie can really strike the right notes when worn in the right manner and with the right pieces.