The hoodie has been around for many years. It is most commonly known as a hooded sweatshirt. Most hoodies today include a muff sewn onto the front of the shirt and drawstrings for the hooded area. Many hoodies today include some form of customization like Custom Embroidery or Custom Screen Printing. Let’s dive into the hoodie.
What’s a muff?
You might ask yourself, what is a muff? Muff is another word for handwarmer. These have been used throughout history by civilizations throughout the world. It is used to keep your hands warm and hold things in the front pouch.
Pop Culture and History
The hoodie took off in the early 1970’s in the United States with the Hip Hop culture making its debut into the music culture. But the hoodie can be traced back to the 12 century derived from the Anglo-Saxon word “hod”. The hoodie was first popular with young men caught up in the surfing or skateboarding scene. These two sports with the influence of music helped spread the hoodie across the United States.
In the 1990’s the hoodie evolved into more of a symbol for students to spread school spirit and create new fashions. It also had another effect with students who wanted to be more isolated and alone. It became a symbol of isolation for some, but not all. Companies like Tommy Hilfiger, Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren, helped fuel the hoodie craze. They did this by making the hoodie a primary part of their collections further fueling the “hoodie” popularity.
Hoodie Gone Bad?
Today the hoodie is still very popular with schools and students promoting school spirit. In many countries, though the hoodie is seen as a sign of trouble or someone looking to break the law. In the United Kingdom, there has been much debate over the use of the hoodie in public.
On a whole, the hoodie is a great piece of clothing that can be worn by itself during cooler seasons. It also works extremely well as an extra layer during winter months to protect against the elements.
There are hundreds of hoodie styles and clothing materials for the hoodie today. With over 15 styles of the hoodie to choose from you can find any hoodie for your business, school or event. We carry lightweight hoodies, medium weight, and heavyweight hoodies too. We also carry dozens of different manufacturers to choose from for hoodies.
Most people that order hoodies have their logo embroidered on the upper left chest area or on the center chest area of the hoodie. If you are ordering hoodies for school spirit, we have setup custom embroidery for school logos and mascots on the center back of hoodies too.
Custom embroidery is a great way to create a classy professional look with your logo that will last for years to come. Of course, if you don’t want to embroider your logo or design, we can screen print whatever design you want too.