This year we are celebrating 40 years since the first hoodie sweatshirt appeared in the States. The popular hoodie emerged in the 1970s with the development of hip hop culture in New York City. It gave their wearer an instant anonymity which was especially convenient for criminal minded. Hoodie sweatshirt quickly became famous as a symbol of isolation and raised many critical opinions after appearing in the iconic Rocky film.
In the article titled “The History of the Hoodie” Denis Wilson reports:
“Eric “Deal” Felisbret, one of the early graffiti writers, recalls the hoodie popping up on the scene around 1974 or 1975. “The people that wore them were all people who were sort of looked up to, in the context of the street,” recalls Deal, who says graffiti writers used the hoodie to keep a low profile, and break-dancers wore it “to keep their bodies warm before they hit the floor.”
Rather than going for the streetwear star we’re taking this opportunity to celebrate its brother, the fashion sweatpants with our collection of the best men’s fashionable sweatpants.
J.Crew The Un-sweatpant $85
These slim-fit cotton pants wear like sweats but look like pants. They’re perfect as a weekend uniform or worn with a leather jacket and lace-up boots as a comfy hang-out look.
You may also want to check out our guide on how to rock joggers like a pro.