Men's Hoodie And Sweatshirt Trends

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by Juan E. Romero

 

Men's Hoodie And Sweatshirt Trends Evolve To Fit Every Lifestyle

Hoodies and sweatshirts have become key items in any man's wardrobe. No longer relegated to only being worn for athletic activities, hoodies and sweatshirts are an integral part of the casual lifestyle. Today men have a variety of options that are easily substituted for outerwear and can be worn for any occasion.

Some of the newest hoodie styles are fabric-blocked hybrids that are trimmed with leather to give them an upscale appeal. Designers such as Marc Jacobs, Yves Saint Laurent and Frankie Morello have updated hoodies and sweatshirts with soft leather fabrics that elevate them to couture status.

 

Marc Jacobs Thompson Zip Hoody

Marc Jacobs Thompson Zip Hoody

 

New Men's Hoodie And Sweatshirt Trends

Another favorite trend are color-blocked hoodie styles with new piecing and splicing detailing. These designs have dark color shades paired with a contrast accent color and were on display in the collections of Dirk Bikkembergs, Kris Van Assche and Neil Barrett. The use of melange and marled fabrics also gives these styles a sophisticated look.

The edgiest styles are printed looks that merge every type of pattern, most notably leopard prints like the one shown by Versus or floral patterns on display at Ami. Plaid and striped-blocked designs are also popular and are a safer bet for those that are a bit more conservative. Hoodies also come fully lined in faux fur or sherpa to make them into true outerwear pieces. 

65 MCMLXV Men's Fleece Zip Hoodie

This group continues to grow with the addition of new silhouettes such as cardigan, bomber jackets and blazer looks that are made in fleece fabrications. Pull-over sweatshirts with contrast pockets in denim or all-over prints are also a newer style option. Many designers also used neoprene and bonded fabrications to update their assortments.

To see some of the latest versions in this important category, visit my Pinterest board, Men's Hoodies & Sweatshirts. There you can see how men everywhere are incorporating these versatile garments into their looks this year. Do you own a great hoodie or sweatshirt that can be dressed up?

Juan E. Romero is the Owner and Creative Director of 65MCMLXV. He has more than twenty years of Fashion and Design Trend experience. You can find him on Google+ and Twitter.


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