8 Hoodies For Men Who Love Layering Up Their Wardrobe

The ultimate streetwear staple

Is it hoodie season yet? What are we saying, it’s ALWAYS hoodie season – all year long. If you’re on the market for a casual (but no less stylish) hooded sweater, look no further. We’ve rounded up some of the best hoodies for men that you can shop now.

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While Karl Lagerfeld may have told Vogue that ‘Sweatpants are a sign of defeat,’ he never said the same of hoodies. The two pieces of clothing, while often clubbed together as comfort items, take up hugely different roles in the fashion landscape today. For the most part, sweats have stayed at home (although occasionally pop out for a stylish athleisure moment), but hoodies have always played a huge part when it comes to men’s street style.

The hoodie we recognise today originated in the 1930s, and was created for workers struggling in cold New York warehouses. The first big manufacturer of these hoodies was, unsurprisingly, sportswear brand Champion. Throughout the 70s and 80s, however, the garment started to form a greater association with hip hop culture and fashion – and by the 1990s the term ‘hoodie’ was used globally. In the UK, it was also around this time that society started to give the hoodie a negative spin, as the main item of clothing worn by criminals.

But in recent years, the hoodie has climbed from troubling social symbol to streetwear staple, with major fashion labels giving the garment a greater presence in collections that continue to drift further into the in-between space of casual and dressed-up. Some of the big names associated with creating hoodies include Vetements, Gucci, Off-White, Burberry and Saint Laurent, but in 2023 is more uncommon to see brands not include this particular style of sweatshirt make an appearance in a designer’s menswear portfolio.

And when it comes to wearing a hoodie, the options are endless. Teamed up with matching joggers? A laid-back look perfect for a lazy lunch with mates (sorry Karl). Worn with jeans and an oversized jacket? An elevated an relaxed fit it is. Pulled on over slacks and loafers? Sounds kinda hipster, but we like it (and bonus points if you snag a beanie to go with it). What we’re trying to say is: you can’t really go wrong with a classic staple like a hoodie.

So what are you waiting for? Pull on your favourite hoodie and head out the door – or, even better, check out our edit below for the best hoodies for men…

Stylish Hoodies For Men

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Hoodie with checked hood


Nova Check Detail Black Cotton Hoodie (Size S), £240


With its distinct checked hood and embroidered logo, one look at this hoodie will tell you that it comes from British luxury brand Burberry. It’s a great piece for layering come autumn, and the neutral colour palette makes it a winner for almost any outfit combo.

Graphic hoodie


Black Cotton Jersey Business Casual Hybrid Hoodie, £256.50


This hoodie comes from the late Virgil Abloh’s AW18/19 collection for Off-White, where the designer unveiled a new ‘Business Casual’ line. Quirky details include a graphic print of a painted portrait on the front, white text explaining the collection on the back and chevron print on the arms.

Navy hoodie with bear

Polo Ralph Lauren

Polo Bear Fleece Hoodie, £199


Polo has always given sports luxe a sophisticated edge, so it’s no surprise the brand’s hoodies similarly deliver when it comes to clean casualwear. This navy hoodie showcases the Polo Bear in an outfit inspired by an archive photo of Mr Lauren, and features cotton sourced in partnership with Better Cotton (which trains farmers to use water efficiently, reduce chemical use and care for soil health).

Red jumper


B.Intl Tempo Hoodie, £119


Comfort meets utility with this red hoodie from Barbour. Designed with toggle fasteners, open front pockets and a contrasting zip-up compartment on the arm, this is fashion that won’t get in the way of your daily activities (but make you look great while doing them).

Light green jumper

Homme Plissé Issey Miyake

Pleated Relaxed-Fit Woven Hoodie (Multiple Sizes), rent from £48.76


Fancy a pop of colour? This sunny sweater should do the trick. Woven with channelled pleats running from north to south, Issey Miyake’s design comes in a pale lime colour and features a popper fastening and dropped shoulders to create a more relaxed look.

Black and white hoodie

Palm Angels

Curve Logo-Print Cotton-Jersey Hoodie (Multiple Sizes), rent from £61.30


Inspired by the LA skateboarding scene, Palm Angels regularly decks out its creations in its blazing logo. This hoodie follows the trend by incorporating the brand’s gothic-style typography, which is complemented by its monochromatic colour palette.

Navy fleece


Fleeceback Hoody, £175


This is our hoodie of choice come winter. Super cosy and made with a soft loopback fabric (which has a brushed finish for an even softer touch), Sunspel’s navy hoodie is perfect for nights in curled up on the couch.

Grey sleeveless hoodie


GG Patch Sleeveless Sweatshirt, £850


Gucci’s spin on the classic hoodie removes the sleeves for a tank top feel (it’s giving Ken vibes), with a vintage sports vibe highlighted by a square GG patch. It still has a couple of traditional features, though – while sleeves are no longer on the table, this hoodie still retains its kangaroo pouch, drawstring and ribbed hem.

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