15 Hoodies That Will Help You Make It Through Winter
The superior cozy essential
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Cozy attire has reigned in 2020. Closets have been inundated with sweatpants, sweatshirts, slippers and more as “normal” attire has been rendered useless. While you might feel you’ve acquired a decent arsenal of loungewear in the past year, if your wardrobe is lacking a hoodie, the superior cozy essential, then it’s far from being considered complete.
Sure, a crewneck’s sufficient enough, but nothing can compare to the sense of security that comes from pulling up a soft, fleecy hood and retreating from the harsh realities of the world (much like a turtle tucking itself into its shell). It’s the ultimate defense mechanism, whether it’s against a biting wind or a barrage of bad news.
Besides, we’re not talking about your assortment of worn-in collegiate hoodies but rather the kind that are capable of withstanding the test of time and outlasting all those sweats and sweatshirts you’ve impulsively bought. Not only do these hoodies provide both softness and warmth, but a much needed dose of style for those days when you do venture out of the house.
Below you’ll find 15 of the best hoodies currently on the market, all well suited to the times we find ourself in but poised for wear beyond 2020, whatever that might look like.
Flint and Tinder 10-Year Pullover
As you probably surmised from the name, Flint and Tinder’s 10-Year hoodie is crafted to withstand the test of time and will quite literally last you a decade. Made from a thick 23oz fleece, each seam on the hoodie is reinforced for optimal durability, allowing it to hold up through continuous wear while managing to only get softer over time.
Todd Snyder x Champion Lightweight Popover Hoodie Sweatshirt
Todd Snyder’s ongoing collaboration with Champion continues to yield some of our favorite sweats, this Lightweight Popover Hoodie included. Pulling from the archives, Snyder’s take on the iconic Reverse Weave sweatshirt largely keeps the same silhouette, while specially knitting it so as to resist shrinking and retain its shape.
Outerknown Hightide Pullover Hoodie
If you’re lucky enough to find yourself in a warmer climate (say, somewhere by the beach) the typical fleece hoodie isn’t best suited to the heat. Instead consider Outerknown’s Hightide Pullover, crafted from an ultra-soft terrycloth that feels like your most loved beach towel.
Russell Athletic Overdyed Hoodie Sweatshirt
Credited with producing the original sweatshirt in the 1920s, Russell Athletics is a fail-safe option when it comes to sweats that are affordable yet reliable.
Everlane Waffle-Knit Hoodie
Maybe you’re seeking a reprieve from all the fleece options out there, and you’ll find it in the form of Everlane’s Waffle-Knit Hoodie. This 100% cotton hoodie is still more than capable of keeping you warm, yet its lack of bulk lends itself well to layers both over and under.
J.Crew Garment-Dyed Pieced French Terry Pullover Hoodie
Achieve that artfully worn-in look and feel with J.Crew’s Garment-Dyed French Terry Hoodie. Gleaning inspiration from the vintage style of athletes and workers, the hoodie includes traditional detailing like ribbed side panels, while the pieced-together look sets it apart from the hordes of other hoodies.
Uniqlo Long-Sleeve Hooded Sweatshirt
You can always rely on Uniqlo for their understated basics, and their hooded sweatshirt remains true to their ethos. We’re partial to this camel color, which lends the casual silhouette a more sophisticated feel and would pair nicely underneath a handsome topcoat.
Noah Zip Hoodie
As warm and welcoming a pullover hoodie can feel, they can quickly turn constricting. If the thought of struggling to free yourself from the confines of a hot, claustrophobic hoodie is enough to give you the sweats, opt for the pullover’s relative, the zip-up hoodie. Crafted from a 9oz lightweight brushed-back fleece, Noah’s hoodie still offers the same comfort as any non-zip iterations, while affording you the option to get some air.
Colorful Standard Standard Classic Organic Popover Hoodie
Once you’ve got the standard gray and black hoodie out of the way, it’s time to level up with Colorful Standard’s tomato red popover. You’ll have a hard time going unnoticed — and that’s entirely the point.
Gap Vintage Soft Hoodie
Gap’s made it easy to get that lived-in and worn feel of your most beloved sweatshirts thanks to their Vintage Soft Hoodie. The cotton fabric is brushed using a special technique that gives the hoodie its extra softness. It’s poised to become an instant favorite among your closet.
Because real men wear bubblegum pink hoodies.
Nike Club Logo-Embroidered Fleece-Back Cotton-Blend Jersey Hoodie
For those days when you wanna feel sporty but not too sporty, opt for Nike’s logo-embroidered fleece which offers “athleisure” in the truest sense of the word.
Recycled Fleece Pullover Hoodie
A sophisticated take on the tie-dye trend that won’t prove a headache to style thanks to the muted tones.
Carhartt Midweight Pullover Hooded Sweatshirt
Considering Carhartt’s a brand known for their heavy duty work clothes, you can rest assured that their midweight hoodie is capable of enduring whatever you might put it through. Plus, the brand’s recent popularity among hypebeasts and streetwear enthusiasts will instantly gain you some cred.
Polo Ralph Lauren Polo Bear Magic Fleece Hoodie
Why put tons of effort into your own outfit when you can just throw on this hoodie and let Ralph Lauren’s dashing mascot do all the work for. There’s really no competing with his outfit anyways.
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