The Hoodie Alternative: Eddie Bauer Sueded Jersey Button Mock – $59.50
I have no intention on picking a fight with the hoodie wearing masses. But allow me to ask a few questions:
1. When was the last time you actually put the hood, on your hoodie, over your head?
2. If it’s not for your head, what’s it for?
3. Is it fair to say that the accepted term for the garment is solid proof that it’s intended to be mainly worn by kids? (i.e. – Little Bobby was cold when he woke up, so he put on his hoodie before he went to the potty)
I myself own a hoodie/hooded sweatshirt. It’s a big fat bulky thing I bought for an exorbitant amount of money from the bookstore at my Alma Mater. It’s nice for the fall. Warm, with that big pocket in the front for my hands if it’s cold out.
But it doesn’t look good.
These do. An in person fitting showed that unlike my hooded sweatshirt, the sides aren’t bulky. There’s some room, but I’m not swimming in it. Also, the collar is thick and high for those colder days, and the fabric is ridiculously soft. A bit on the expensive side and still nothing but casual, these are a huge upgrade thanks to a look that’s measurably more grown up than your standard “hoodie.”