The hoodie is versatile enough to be worn as casual wear or a statement piece. Its humble beginnings as a sweatshirt to keep athletes warm during practice evolved into high school sportswear in 50’s America, and then into clothing that was viewed as a personal style statement. In 1976 the release of Rocky reconnected the sweatshirt with its working class roots, establishing it as a symbol of hard work and determination. And in the 80’s, the rise of hip-hop culture fueled its popularity as streetwear, as rappers modeled their style after athletes in a pursuit to emulate strength and success.
The latest version of the hoodie is designed to be as functional as possible. A waffle knit adds texture, while premium temperature-regulating merino wool keeps you comfortable day and night. The design has been streamlined to fit a flattering silhouette, and details like a leather zipper grip and brass contrast stitching elevate its look.
A zipper and a hood are standard features, but this hoodie has extra features that set it apart from the competition. A slanted zipper pocket with a small leather triangle on either end provides an elegant touch, and the hoodie’s hem is finished with denim rivets that complement its rugged aesthetic.
This hoodie is available for one month to pre-order at a discounted price before it’s manufactured and shipped. Taylor Stitch’s website discusses their sourcing standards, including the use of non-mulesed organic cotton and ensuring that workers are paid regulated wages. They also offer a trade-in program for well-loved clothing and repair service to ensure that their products last, no matter how much you wear them. Stitch Hoodies