The hooded sweatshirt is something of a modern day staple of American style. Perhaps you wore one as a teenager on the varsity team or a baggier version during your days as a casual rap fan. Maybe even on the skinnier side during your indie rock days in college. This season, we're seeing a lot of great pullover hoodies on the market. Sure, they're a little less convenient than the versions with a zipper, but if the fit is trim at the sides and armholes, they're a really versatile layering piece. We like tossing one over a rumpled oxford shirt and throwing a denim jacket or down vest over it. They're ideal for transitional weather, or for trips to and from the gym. Here are a few of our favorites:
Alternative Apparel, $25
Made from a breathable eco-friendly natural fleece alternative, these lightweight hoodies are perfect for warmer weather.
Knit like a sweater, this slubby cotton version has a ribbed kangaroo pocket for a different take on the silhouette.
The French masters of minimalism combine a trim fit with throwback details and low-key branding.
American Giant, $69
Made from 14.8 oz fleece, these are inspired by old collegiate sweats and the ribbed sides help retain the shape.
Club Monaco, $90
Club Monaco renders the style in a comfortable French terry in a nice heathered blue and an updated slim fit.
Band of Outsiders, $400
Scott Sternberg combines lightweight jersey with a front patch pocket, wooden toggles and cinched sleeves.