Forget its associations with scruffy teenage boys: The hoodie is a must-have for every modern man's wardrobe. Not only is it the ultimate cosy loungewear essential, it's an ideal throw-on-and go piece that will work with just about anything, from jeans and low-top sneakers to smart tailoring. Whether you're looking for something understated or statement-making, we've got you sorted. These are some of the best hoodies for men at the moment.
Deluxe cashmere or Swedish minimalism? Your choice of 10 great hoodies...
Trust the Swedish luxury essentials specialists at CDLP to come up with a deluxe, relaxed, environmentally conscious hoodie. Constructed of a unique mix of organic and recycled cotton, this hoodie's cut is for a boxy fit with semi-dropped shoulders, and features a discreet logo. Loopback knit to the inside adds breathability to real comfort.
As you'd expect from Riley Studio, who place the welfare of the planet front and central, sustainability is at the core of this impeccable hoodie. It's crafted using Recover Yarn, a blend of recycled plastic bottles and recycled cotton. No dyes are used, so no chemicals or additional water are used in the hoodie's manufacture. Cut is classic, with ribbed cuffs. Detailing is key: the drawstring, for instance, is in organic cotton.
Asket's pursuit of less means their hoodie is stripped of all but that which you really need, in what this progressive label astutely describes as "an utterly essential staple". Out goes the pouch, in comes 99% traceability of the hoodie's origins. These Stockholm less-is-more advocates have used Portuguese specialists to help develop their hoodie, constructed using a custom unbrushed loopback fabric made from 100% organic cotton. The result is cosy comfort without the bulk.
Italian made, 100% luxury. Each hoodie is knitted in Bergamo in the north of Italy from Luca Faloni's deluxe two ply cashmere, which has its origins in Inner Mongolia - and a carefully tended flock of goats roaming the landscape. This is a fitted hoodie, designed to be worn both casually and, for a more dressed-up contemporary look, under a jacket. Sleeves will adjust to your personal physique. Supremely comfortable, in all settings.
Colourful bee bird embroidery updates a classic from the seasonless Swedish minimalists at Axel Arigato. The label's logo is felted in a take on classic varsity lettering, detailing that marks this hoodie out from the crowd. Tailored from a mix of organic and recycled cotton, Axel Arigato's hoodie features a drawstring hood and large pouch. Neutral colourway allows for layering with your choice of bold primaries.
Double denim is big news right now and where better to turn than Closed's eco-denim range? Crafted in Portugal from Italian denim, Closed's denim hoodie features a lined hood and front pocket, as well as elastic to the waist. Fit is designed to be relaxed, so it's a hoodie that's perfect for slouching - and ideal too to throw on for a walk on a cooler day, with a pub lunch at its end.
Designed to be as much a jacket as a hoodie, L'Estrange's fully-lined zip-up take on this classic streetwear is perfect thrown over a formal shirt, or dressed down with a t-shirt. Feature high shine zip closes and opens from both top and bottom, allowing for maximum versatility, while inside pockets take care of day-to-day esssentials. Crafted from soft organic cotton.
The ultimate relaxed hoodie, designed in London and artisan-made in Portugal. The key is the 100% cotton towelling used for Hamilton + Hare's hoodie, which cossets and relaxes every time your wear it. The label has brought its experience and expertise in creating the perfect underwear to this thoughtfully detailed essential outerwear. It's perfect for all those off-duty moments.
You'll know where - exactly where - the 100% merino wool used to make your Sheep Inc hoodie comes from. A removable NFC tag is readable on your mobile phone, and it'll pinpoint the New Zealand farm where the flocks live. Solar powered machines are used in the knit, and the result is a zero-waste hoodie that does good, looks great and feels even better. Simple and sustainable.
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