One item of clothing that you will find in almost every closet housing casualwear is a hooded sweatshirt, or “hoodie” as the kids say. With the comfort usually assigned to sweatshirts and the versatility of a zippered closure, you have something that will fill both needs of comfort and warmth. Some hoodies can be really athletic inspired, while others are more of an outdoor style of clothing.
The Heavy Fleece Hoodie with the Thermal Lined Hood by Abbot + Main is considered an essential clothing item for every man looking to look good even when he’s in his comfort zone. It is constructed from a super soft navy fabric with the elements of a sweater ribbed collar and thermal lined hood. It has a bright white hood string for contrast and a full zippered front. For around $68, it will be a clothing item that you reach for time and again.
Now, you may be wondering, “What do I wear with this Abbot + Main hoodie?” Since the hoodie itself is a rich navy color, you may want to offset the tone with a lighter blue jean like a pair from American Eagle Outfitters. The bleached denim has re-immerged on the fashion scene in a big way this year and would be a nice contrast to the darker hoodie.
As far as shoes go, you don’t have to go with your average white sneakers just because the Abbot and Main Hoodie is on the casual side. I spotted some new navy suede moccasins (above!) that have a sleek no-lace style, but have the added interest of tan and brown striping on the inner and outer side of the shoe, as well as the toe. The hoodie and the navy mocs would look great with a tan pair of khakis or cargo pants.
Also, you can dress up your heavy fleece hoodie with a bright graphic t-shirt like this one from Philipp Plein that is done in a vibrant blue with a skull and wings as the center of attention.
When you leave your hoodie unzipped, the graphic t-shirt will peek out between the zipper and spark some added interest. Well done, Abbot + Main!