How he wears it


Casual Layers

You don't have to look sloppy to adopt a casual style look. Knowing how to style a hoodie can be difficult, but if you know what to team it with, you can throw it on for a quick fix to keep warm and cosy, or utilise it for a more edgy look when dressing up. Thanks to the new found love for sports luxe (called Athleisure), the hoodie can be incorporated into any outfit with ease and still look presentable. As much as we’re trumpeting the power of the hoodie, don’t think that wearing one is all about making a statement. When used as part of a layered look, the hoodie can be surprisingly unassuming. A good layered can be achieved either by wearing your hoodies underneath or over other clothes.


With a Coat

When it comes to staying warm while looking stylish, a coat is always an excellent choice. As such, it’s a style that most gents have in their wardrobe. But, while many men know how to wear their pea coat for formal occasions and functions, not many know how to make it work for casual looks. Although sharp and sophisticated in appearance, this double-breasted coat can work surprisingly well for a relaxed weekend look. All it requires is a hoodie to help loosen it up. Try partnering a grey hoodie underneath a black or brown peacoat on your next chilly Sunday for a casually cool look. Just remember to finish the outfit off with other relaxed pieces, such as loose-fit jeans and sneakers.



With a Leather Jacket


Pair a black or gray pullover hoodie with a leather jacket for a sleek, punky look. Throw on a pair of dark wash biker jeans and black combat boots to complete your outfit. A leather jacket and hoodie combination is one of those low octane pairings that work well, season after season. Using a black leather jacket and black or indigo jeans as the base, experiment with hoodies in different colours beneath your outerwear and combine with a pair of leather or suede boots to smarten up this look.


One of the best ways to keep warm in winter is to layer a hoodie underneath a leather jacket. As well as offering plenty of warmth, the combination is also stylish and sleek. To keep the look tough and edgy, opt for a black biker jacket and pair it with a black zip-up hoodie. Then, add slim-cut jeans in black for a rocker aesthetic or blue for a more urban feel. If you want to wear black jeans but fear that the outfit appears too dark, try breaking it up by wearing a light grey T-shirt with a placement print underneath your open jackets. 



Preppy Style

Men who lean toward a preppy style should pair their hoodies with more fitted clothes. Complement your new hoodie with a pair of khaki pants or, if weather permits, shorts and light brown boat shoes. If you’re going to wear a hoodie with a suit or blazer, you’re channelling a ‘look’ and will instantly mark yourself out as a card-carrying member of Club Menswear.  To nail the sports-meets-suit look, try a mid-weight grey hoodie with a charcoal grey suit and choose white lace-up sneakers in place of your normal work shoes.



Urban Outfits

For a contemporary urban outfit, consider pairing a hoodie with a bomber jacket. While the combination isn’t as classic as other partnerships, it can work just as well thanks to bomber’s current popularity and the hoodie’s basic design. To nail the look, select a zip-up hoodie in a classic colour, such as grey, black or navy. Then, pair it with your favourite type of bomber, be it nylon, wool or leather-sleeved. To complete your casual urban look, just add some black or dark blue jeans and a pair of stylish sneakers. The result will be a modern inner-city style with subtle athleisure influences.



Denim Jacket


The durability of denim jackets is not their only perk, and they also provide that rustic look to show for it. If you’re going for this look we’d advise you try to draw the attention to the jacket rather than the hoodie – whilst the hoodie can provide that extra hint of colour, it should be more of a supplement to the denim jacket. Just match that with a pair of black jeans and boots or trainers and you’ll have yourself a trendy, effortless and effortlessly trendy look. Although you can choose from many types of denim jackets for the outfit, a light blue option works extremely well and can suit a range of styles. Try partnering one with a black or grey hooded sweatshirt or jacket for a stylish winter look with complementing textures. Try a pair of black, skinny jeans and finish with black leather, for that rocker look




Whenever comfort and coolness go hand-in-hand, you can be sure that we’ll be enthusiastic cheerleaders. Such is the case with athleisure and, thanks to those clever menswear designers, you won’t run the risk of looking like you were too lazy to change out of your gym gear.

Jaeger’s head of menswear, James Jee, says: “Gone are the days of the baggy, oversized logo-emblazed hoodie. Fabrics are softer and heavier – a sign of a better yarn quality and a lot more of it. The fit is a little sharper and clean.” To go full athleisure, team a black hoodie with black, fitted joggers and slip on a pair of minimal leather sneakers. Done.




By rights, streetwear hoodies should prioritise quality (heavyweight, pure cotton is a minimum) and performance over design. Despite this, among streetwear circles, the logo is everything.




High-end hoodies are ideal for pairing with smarter pieces and often comes in fabrics such as lambswool, cashmere and premium cotton for an addictively strokable wear



General Hoodie Guidelines

  • Look for pure cotton designs for optimum quality and longevity (bonus points for brushed cotton and loopback construction).

  • Pullover designs typically look smarter than zip up designs.

  • Don’t chase the latest must-have hoodie if you want to get the most wear out of it. Instead, go for a timeless, versatile design in a colour that complements your existing wardrobe.

  • A fitted hoodie is a good way to make sure you look sharp rather than sloppy.

  • If in doubt, leave the logo. Flecks or mottled weaves are a good way to add interest.

  • Over the age of 40? A hoodie in a luxe fabric worn with tailored separates will make sure you look suitably grown up.

  • Make a hoodie your go-to piece for staying warm during winter.

  • Layer the simple style with other pieces of outerwear to make it appear more fashionable.

  • Select a zip-up hoodie for a slim-fitting style or a pullover hoodie for something more loose and comfortable.

  • Partner a hoodie with a leather or denim jacket for an edgy and stylish outfit.

  • Wear a hoodie with a bomber jacket, parka or peacoat for a contemporary, urban look.

  • Quickly complete a hoodie outfit with a pair of jeans and sneakers or boots.

  • Do consider the purpose of your hoodie. Streetwear? Look for more relaxed, cotton jersey fits. Smart? Opt for cashmere or silk-cotton blend, for a better quality, nicer looking finish.

  • Do wear it with tailoring, worn as a blazer with a shirt and tie. As an inner layer piece, it’s a sporty alternative to a waist coat or cardigan — just be sure to have the fit snug and the hood neatly hung at the back of neck.

  • Do wear it as an off-duty jacket. Team over a basic t-shirt, washed denim and suede boots or sneakers.

  • Do learn to layer it. Hoodies are the ultimate ‘meat’ piece in you winter layer sandwich. The parachute silk parka or waterproof mac coat are great options, keeping your hoodie dry in bad weather.

  • Don’t be afraid to mix high and low pieces together with the hoodie. Smart-cum-casual is the hoodie’s speciality.

  • Don’t forget the hoodie is a casual piece. As soon as you add it to a formal, semi-formal or smart casual outfit, your look is immediately knocked down the dress code spectrum. That’s not to say it isn’t a good idea, style-wise. Sports wear is here to stay in menswear. Just be aware of event expectations and social acceptances before you decide to wear a hoodie with your tux. Ok, don’t ever do that.