Hoodies! They have a long, somewhat difficult history in the United Kingdom. Their history in the UK is similar to what 18 to 24-year olds must travel through with their parents throughout the long difficult years of teens. Hoodies are the image of teenage angst and devil-may-care attitude.
What are Hoodies? Hoodies are bits of versatile and comfortable clothing that are popular with younger set, especially 18 to 24 years old. They are pullovers with a characteristic cover, thus, the term “hoodies. ” Hoodies often have large frontal pockets and drawstrings to modify the hood opening.
Hoodies: A History
You might not have noticed it, but hoodies date back to the Middle Ages as Catholic monks’ clothing. Seem carefully at the monk’s garment and you will see similarities in design to the cowl. Cowls are the decorative cover that Catholic monks wear over their tunics or robes. The hoodie as it looks now were first worn by labourers in New York in the 1930s. These labourers operate frozen warehouses. Positive McCardell, the American fashion designer that introduced everyday dressing to Americans, popularised the hoodie by creating entire collections based on the hoodie. The 1971s made the hoodie more popular than ever. The hiphop culture that progressed along New York roads loved the hoodie due to anonymity that the cover brings. High fashion, such as Norma Kamali’s selections glamorised the hood-ie. Videos, such as Rocky, added to the demand for the sans hoodie.
Hoodies as well as its Popularity in the UK
Hoodies came to the shores of the UK when the rap culture started to go popular. The hoodies’ popularity with 18 to 24 yr olds was unmistakable due to its promise of mystery, being anonymous, and anxiety. A mentor at Goldsmiths College in britain, Angela McRobbie, said that the hoodie is part of the distancing of the 18 to 25 year olds to the school uniform and work suit. She said that the hoodie is a symbol of rebellion and works the same way as it jacket and bondage trousers in the past youth cultures. In-may 2005, the hoodie gained notoriety when a Kent shopping centre, Bluewater, restricted hoodie wearers from their premises. When Prime Ressortchef (umgangssprachlich) Tony Blair supported the anti-hoodie call, the general public was outraged. Lady Full sovereign coin, a London-based rapper, composed the song “Hoodie” in protest. People joined the “Save the Hoodie” marketing campaign especially since the cool winters of 2009 to 2010 forced people to wear hoodies to keep warm from the very cold undertale store.
Now, hoodies are in the wardrobe of 18 to 24 season olds. For their busy life-style, this age bracket love the hoodi-e because really comfortable enough to wear to the gym. Nevertheless, it is stylish enough to be eligible for party wear, too. Add this to the fact that the wash-and-wear hood-ie makes them better to clean. Besides, when you are young and always ready to get together, who has a chance to do the laundry?