5 Days, 5 Ways: The Elevated Hoodie
for creatures of comfort *and* style
Your hoodie is a weekend layering necessity. Roll out of bed, throw on a hoodie and sweatpants, run to coffee. If your hair is unacceptably tousled, the hood has you covered. If it starts to lightly drizzle and you find yourself umbrella-less, that hood is there for you. See an ex you’d rather not see? Hood up and hightail it out of there.
So what separates an elevated hoodie from the standard? A focus on fit and finer material. When shopping for a hoodie that will get you through more situations than walking to and from the gym, look for styles without the kangaroo pocket, as that can add bulk (and honestly, guys clothes have so many pockets that you can’t possibly need another). Opt for materials that would typically be reserved for a sweater, like merino wool, cashmere, or even a finer cotton.
THE ELEVATED HOODIE: ASPESI, $350
An elevated hoodie streamlines the traditional silhouette and favors fine sweater fabrics over typical fleece or cotton to create a more versatile layering option.
Wear it well: Layer your hoodie over a shirt and puffer vest for casual work look.
Wear it well: Make a sportcoat more casual for date night with a hoodie and dark denim.
scent: Comme des Garcons, $110
Wear it well: Keep a monochrome outfit interesting by playing with texture, like this sherpa jacket, or adding pop color accessories.
Wear it well: Throw a topcoat over your hoodie to make it feel more refined.
Wear it well: Wear your elevated hoodie with your casual clothes to make everything feel more put together.