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Hooded Sweatshirts - The Fashion Now and Then


Hooded Sweatshirts - The Fashion Now and Then

Hooded sweatshirts. You've seen them everywhere, and you probably own a few yourself! These iconic clothes have been popular for decades, and their popularity is showing no signs of slowing down.

They're fashionable, comfortable and perfect for nearly any casual occasion. Because they're so common and beloved, many of us don't stop to think about their history. Where did our cosy hoodies originate?

Fashionable Hoodies And History

You could be surprised to hear that the hoodies that are so popular nowadays with streetwear, fashion and casual comfort have their origins in the 1920s and the 1930s. 

They were originally created to help labourers and athletes protect themselves. In the 1970s, hooded sweatshirts were brought into the spotlight and became a cultural symbol.

They become more popular with hip-hop, graffiti and skateboarding subcultures.

Thus, this iconic type of clothing was brought into the mainstream. In the 1980s, hoodies stepped up from casual fashion to high fashion as more people began to experiment with this versatile clothing's potential.

In the 2000s and current times, the hoodie has become a staple in popular culture and streetwear. It's exciting to think of how this exemplary clothing will evolve in the future.

New Zealand Native Crayfish hoodie LESH CREATES

Hoodies, What's So Special About Them?

So, hoodies have an intriguing past, but how does this benefit you? >Hooded sweatshirts remain an exceptionally popular type of clothing because:

They're Comfortable. The lovely material of high-quality hoodies makes them oh so comfortable.

We encourage you to look for hoodies made of excellent materials and created from excellent designs to fully maximise your comfort. Hoodies are such a common garment for the outdoors and at home because they make you feel cosy and secure.

You can wear one when you're out on a walk, when you're taking care of errands, when you're hanging out with friends or even when you're curling up for a lovely nap. No matter what you're doing, if you're wearing a fantastic hooded sweatshirt, you'll undoubtedly be comfortable.

They're so comfy that some people even choose to work out in their hoodies. Their Looks Are Limitless. Like tee shirts, you can find hoodies in every colour and look imaginable.

No matter your interests, favourite colour or style, you can find a hoodie you adore if you look in the right places. For example, if you really want to find the best hoodies that are comfortable and perfect for your interests, you can come and see our store at Doodlewear.

Our hoodies are made of top-tier materials and are printed with original art illustrated by our exceptional team of talented New Zealand artists. We have something for everyone in our store.

The art on our hoodies ranges from gorgeous animals to inspiring designs to cute images that'll make you smile.

doodlewear 'Unite' art print hoodie by Contemporary New Zealand Artist and doodlewear owner Anna Molleki

doodlewear 'Unite' art print hoodie by Contemporary New Zealand Artist and doodlewear owner Anna Mollekin.

They're Incredibly Stylish. As mentioned above, hoodies have been found across the entirety of the fashion spectrum.

Despite their humble beginnings, Hooded sweatshirts have been enjoyed in the high fashion and casual fashion worlds. Hoodies are particularly popular in the streetwear subculture.

Their great versatility helps stylish people mix and match their clothes with their favourite hoodies to create unique looks. If you're into streetwear, fashion or just like looking good in general, you'll surely find a unique hoodie in our Doodlewear collection that you can build an outfit with.

Wow your peers and feel beautiful by showing your appreciation for art and fashion. Additionally, hoodies are a good fashion investment because they'll most likely never go out of style. 

You won't need to worry at all about having to phase your favourite hoodies out of your looks because they're no longer cool.

They're Durable. Although their durability will depend on the quality of the hoodie you wear and the materials it's made of, in general, hooded sweatshirts are wonderfully durable. They give you a layer of protection against the elements and keep you warm. Even if the wind is blowing, your skin will be safe and warm.

Hoodies can also give you a level of protection against the sun, airborne debris and anything else in the air that could touch you. Plus, you have a convenient hood that you can wear if you want to protect your head. 

doodlewear 'Kiwi Flora' art print hoodie is a hand illustrated Kiwiana piece by Kirsty McMahon

doodlewear 'Kiwi Flora' art print hoodie is a hand illustrated Kiwiana piece by Kirsty McMahon.

They Make Excellent Gifts. When you combine all of these benefits and the countless ones we haven't mentioned, you'll see why hoodies make for wonderful gifts. Who wouldn't appreciate a gift that makes them feel warm and safe and is also printed with a high-quality artwork that relates to their special interests? To ensure accurate sizing and avoid guesswork when purchasing clothing for someone else, it's important to take their measurements. One option is to measure their favorite hoodie, either by doing so yourself discreetly or by enlisting the help of a trusted friend. Here's a simple guide on how to take accurate measurements HERE.

Hoodies can also be found in sizes ranging from larger adults to children, so you can keep the whole family happy and safe.

Look Stylish And Feel Comfortable With Unique Doodlewear Hoodies

At Doodlewear, you can find clothing printed with gorgeous art that's as unique as you are. Express your personality without saying a word with our marvellous clothing! Along with hoodies, we also have sweatshirts, tee shirts, long sleeves and more.

We're passionate about what we do, and we'd love to help you find clothes that'll fill you with joy. You can reach us by emailing info@doodlewear.co.nz.

Step into the world of casual fashion with creative hoodies, shirts and more from Doodlewear!

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