The 40 Best Hoodies to Wear Anywhere and Everywhere

Before it took over the runways of the world, the modern iteration of the hoodie came from relatively humble beginnings. In the 1930s, Champion, then known as Knickerbocker Knitting Company, began producing sweatshirts in a thicker material with hoods to protect athletes and men in the workforce who had to cope with chilly environments. Its purpose was purely practical. At the same time, the brand started reaching out to high schools across America, offering merch for sports teams. It gained steam with the kids, and the hoodie took on some personality. By the ’70s and ’80s, the style was adopted by counterculture groups, from hip-hop artists to punk rockers to skaters. The hoodie accrued a rep, becoming an integral part of their MO.

Today, the humble hooded sweatshirt ain’t all that, well, humble. It not only packs personality—available in every conceivable color, fabric, size, and print—it also has gone mainstream. In fact, there was a period not too long ago when finding one was sort of tough. In the ’90s and early aughts, unless you went to a sporting goods retailer or shopped at a college store, or didn’t mind a large Gap or Nike logo emblazoned on the front, hoodies just weren’t readily available—at least by today’s standards. A lot has changed since then, especially with what is deemed respectable enough to wear out and about. And with the rise of normcore, as well as luxury streetwear, the hoodie, which has long had dominion over those categories, conquered the market entirely. It is the champ, walking down almost every runway with no worthy challengers.

Indeed, you can buy a hoodie for $30 or $3,000, and at every price in between. From breathable, workout-oriented options done up in the best technical fabrics to beefy, ultra-comfortable takes for serious lounging to ones that are office-ready, there’s a hoodie out there for everyone. In other words: It’s the hoodie’s world, and we’re all living in it. The sooner you reconcile yourself to that reality, the sooner you can move on and cop as many hoodies as you possibly can.

Fleece Hoodie

The brand behind the blanks for most of your favorite concert tees also happens to make a damn-fine hoodie at a price that’ll let you stock up.

EcoSmart 50/50 Pullover Hoodie

A fantastic color, a perfect-for-right-now fit, and a price that’s almost impossible to beat.

Modern Fit Eco Cozy Fleece Pullover Hoodie

Alternative Apparel

A subtle shade of brick red (the brand calls it “currant”) from the folks at Alternative Apparel, a brand that specializes in super-soft fleece in all its forms.

Powerblend Fleece Hoodie

Champion remains the, well, champion of cranking out solid hooded sweatshirts.

Lightweight French Terry Hooded Sweatshirt

Amazon Essentials

A French terry hoodie in an eye-catching shade of French blue that’s a definite oui oui.

Pullover Fleece Hoodie


Everyone loves a good burgundy, whether it’s poured from a bottle or pulled over your head.

Midweight Hooded Sweatshirt

Pro tip: Carhartt makes a hoodie more durable than almost any of its designer counterparts, and at a fraction of the price. If you’re looking for a solid option that’ll stand up to pretty much everything you throw at it, start here.

Vintage Soft Hoodie

The Gap, too, doesn’t miss when it comes to hoodies, especially this season with the slew of colorful options it has on offer.

Stretch Dry Sweat Pullover Hoodie

Uniqlo’s collection of basics is not only foolproof, but affordable. Its cotton hoodies, which come in an array of colors, are the perfect top layer for pretty much any season. As far as which hue to pick, it’s worth saying that gray is always a good bet.

French Terry Hoodie


As classic as they come, of the Crew.

Sportswear Club Pullover Fleece Hoodie

A crispy white hoodie? A crispy white hoodie!

Embroidered Tie-Dye Hoodie

Heavy Fleece Hoodie

Los Angeles Apparel

A hefty 14 oz. fleece zip-up crafted in L.A. for decidedly East Coast conditions. 

The Track Hoodie

When it comes to well-made wardrobe staples, Everlane, once again, has you covered.

All Day Hoodie

Outdoor Voices

Outdoor Voices’ beloved CloudKnit fabric will make this the softest and most lightweight hoodie in your wardrobe.

‘State of Mind’ Graphic Hoodie

Noon Goons

Get your head right with Noon Goons.

City Sweat Pullover Hoodie French Terry

The sleek, aerodynamic layer you’ll want to keep on long after you’ve cooled down.

Seamless Pullover Hoodie

Proof’s hoodie is as much figuratively seamless as it is literally.

Stripes Cotton Graphic Hoodie

A tiger may not be able to change his stripes, but it turns out Icecream’s beloved Running Dog logo can, and the result looks damn good.

Midweight Popover Hoodie

Todd Snyder + Champion

When it comes collaborating, Todd Snyder only enlists the best of the best. And when it comes to hoodies, the OG (see intro) still does it better than most.

Gym Hoodie

Darryl Brown

It’s called a Gym Hoodie, yes, but this pullover from burgeoning designer Darryl Brown is best to wear out and about. It’ll definitely win you some fashion cred.

Spacedye Alpaca Hoodie

Made of a soft blend of baby alpaca and merino wool, Wills’s hoodie is like a warm hug that everyone needs to embrace.

Butterfly Graphic Hoodie

Carrots by Anwar Carrots x Felt

Carrots and butterflies, together in one hoodie. It’s like a garden party without all the awkward small talk.

Small Circle Tie-Dyed Cotton-Jersey Hoodie

How fitting: purple haze from Camp High.

Logo Print Hoodie

Daily Paper

A sorbet-colored hoodie from the cool, sweet folks at Daily Paper.

Logo-Embroidered Printed Cotton-Jersey Hoodie


Isn’t this JW Anderson hoodie just peachy?

Embroidered Heart Cotton Hoodie

Comme des Garçons Play

With this Comme des Garçons Play hoodie, you will always wear your heart on your, well, heart.

Logo-Embellished Cotton-Jersey Hoodie

C.P. Company

Five decades in the biz and C.P. Company still offers the kind of quality styles, with its instantly recognizable lens, that last the long haul.

Folsom Distressed Hoodie

John Elliott

It’s impossible to discuss the state of the hoodie today without talking about what John Elliott did for the style back in the 2010s. It’s only fitting, then, that his 2022 take should be bang on target.

Quiet Riot Hoodie

Martine Rose

A hoodie with a name the perfectly reflects the designs of the wondrous Martine Rose.

Bandana-Print Cotton-Jersey and Quilted Shell Zip-Up Hoodie

Kapaital’s Kiro Hirata never fails to offer the kind of stuff that cool kids covet. To wit: The way he takes Japanese cotton, quilts it, and then casts it in a print inspired by American bandanas is a sartorial masterclass.

Printed Tie-Dyed Cotton-Jersey Hoodie

Nicholas Daley

Wunderkind Nicholas Daley takes us on a journey into his family history, offering an excellent hoodie that recollects his parents printing “Reggae Klub” tees for Jamaican music night in Scotland during the ‘70s.

Caravaggio Arrows Pullover Hoodie

A logo-heavy riff on the hoodie that’s sure to please minimalists in the front and Baroque fans in the back.

Monarch Logo Cotton Hoodie

Fear of God

When it comes to super-elevated sweats, it’s tough to beat Jerry Lorenzo and the team at Fear of God. This hoodie is appropriately kingly, considering the “Monarch” moniker. 

Slim-Fit Striped Loopback Cotton-Jersey Zip-Up Hoodie

Thom Browne

Thom Browne, the modern-day master of shrunken suiting, also happens to make a bestselling hoodie—cut from Japanese cotton, of course.

Check Hood Cotton Blend Hoodie

From the streamlined cut to the striking tan hue to the use of the label’s iconic check, this hoodie has everything that we’d expect from Burberry.

Stranded in the Jungle Printed Cotton-Jersey Hooded Sweatshirt

Celine Homme + Gregory Edwards

Celine Homme partnered with artist Gregory Edwards on a fierce hoodie that will unleash the sexy beast within you.

‘The Simpsons’ Hoodie


Last season, in a moment that took the fashion world by storm, Balenciaga presented a mini film starting the cast of The Simpsons. It was campy, entertaining, and cool—all sentiments that is perfectly reflected in this hoodie.

Jumbo Natural Dye Pullover Hoodie

Visvim’s hoodie looks simple, yes, but the way it is washed to perfection, using natural indigo dye, is worth top dollar.

Trail Print Sweatshirt

The North Face x Gucci

When The North Face and Gucci joined forces last year on a collection, it sold like gangbusters, offering pieces the combined outdoorsy styles from the ’70s with an unmissable Italian quirk. The second installment follows its predecessor, which means this hoodie will likely sell out quick. So cop it now, while supplies last.

Barry Samaha is the style commerce editor at Esquire, where he covers all things fashion and grooming.

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