- Keeping yourself warm with hoodies and sweatshirts
- How hoodies & sweatshirts became popular, even in Singapore
- Hoodie & Sweatshirt uses
Hoodies and sweatshirts are probably one of the most comfortable pieces of clothing ever made. They are usually made with very thick and soft materials to keep people comfortable and warm in colder areas. A hoodie is basically a sweatshirt with a hood that covers the top of the head (also sometimes called a hooded sweatshirt or hoody).
Sweatshirts are a type of sweater, but done in a cutting and material that similar to a sweatpants. Sweatshirts are often worn with a sweatpants to form a sweatsuit, which is commonly used as an exercise clothing of sorts that is designed to raise body temperature and cause sweating (hence the term sweatsuit) so that the user can lose body weight before a weigh-in in a weight divided sport such as boxing. Some sweatshirts also come with a hood, making it a hoodie.
The thing that makes a hoodie standout from a sweatshirt is the hood of the clothing itself. The very hoods on clothing started way back in the Medieval time where monk robes included a cowl which covered their heads. It is also originally keep the heads of people warmer, when a robe could only warm the body.
The modern day hoodie grew in popularity in the late 1900s, with the Hip Hop culture being one of the driving factors, along with other high profile fashion designers. Those in-trend would follow with their own hoodies, and the film Rocky would also give a great boost for hoodies – which eventually led to colleges and universities making their own hoodies with their own logo on them. The popularity of hoodies has grown since then, making it a very common clothing that is commonly worn by the younger population of the world.
As it was originally intended, hoodies and sweatshirts were made and invented to keep the wearers warm and comfortable. The hood in particular, is meant to keep its wearers head warm, as it was done in the past with unheated rooms. The thick materials used are usually many forms of soft and elastic knitted fabrics, making the clothing warm and relaxed. Those made with woven fabrics fit tightly to the body and conforms to the body shape.
Hoodies and sweatshirts are also commonly worn as a casual outfit, mostly seen with the younger demographic all over the world. However, it is also worn mainly for style and looks instead of its intended use. Dress up in style and comfort today with hoodies & dress shirts! They come in many different designs and colors available in Singapore, suiting your different styles and tastes.