Hoodies FAQs

What does hoodie mean?

A hoodie (in some cases it is also spelt hoody and alternatively known as a hooded sweatshirt) is a sweatshirt with a hood. Hoodies often include a muff sewn onto the lower front, and (usually) a drawstring to adjust the hood opening.

What is the most popular hoodie color?

9th – YELLOW HOODIES

Van Gogh was obsessed by it, the colour that’s said represent acquired knowledge, inspiring original thought and inquisitiveness, awakening greater confidence and optimism. The colour is, of course, yellow.

Traditionally thought of as complementary colour, yellow is employed on the trim of many school uniforms, making the ideal contrast with colours with richer tones like navy blue and maroon.

However, when yellow is used as the sole colour, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more striking hoodie.

8th – BROWN HOODIES

The Japanese don’t have a name for it, instead referring to the tone by its description of ‘tea colour’ or ‘fallen leaf’, brown is a serious, earthy colour that means structure, support and stability.

Not commonly associated with school uniforms, brown nevertheless is a solid colour that represents strength and maturity. A practical and sensible colour, brown is commonly associated with the hardworking and industrious. For that reason alone, it perfect for students who, after filling their heads with knowledge throughout the education, are about to take their first steps into the big, wide world.

"Deep blue represent self-mastery and wisdom, two character traits that graduating students will have learnt throughout their education."

7th – BLUE HOODIES

Blue is such a rarity in nature that, historically, it was revered above all other colours. Today blue is the overwhelmingly most universally-liked colour. In Aztec culture, blue was the colour of sacrifice.

Deep blue represent self-mastery and wisdom, two character traits that graduating students will have learnt throughout their education. This makes the choice of blue over other hoodies leavers colours rather fitting.

6th – GREEN HOODIES

Depicting the time in life when everything comes alive, green is so often thought as the colour of balance calm and harmony. Of all the choice of leavers hoodies colours, green is the one colour that expresses readiness for the journey ahead.

The word green is closely associated with the old English verb ‘growan’ meaning ‘to grow’, with the first recorded reference of the colour being in AD 700.

The subtext being that young people need to grow, especially when they’re about to embark on the next exciting chapter in their lives. For this very reason, green is a great choice for your school leavers hoodies.

"Lighter shades of grey can have a soothing or calming effect, whilst also being a colour that represents intellect, knowledge and wisdom."

5th – GREY HOODIES

Grey is the colour of stability – the colour of calm and composure in a chaotic world. It’s a neutral, most commonly associated with Lent in Christianity. Grey is a great choice when paired with other colours that’s to its flexibility.

A subtle, almost reserved colour, grey is ideally placed as one of the most sought-after hoodies leavers colours. Lighter shades of grey can have a soothing or calming effect, whilst also being a colour that represents intellect, knowledge and wisdom. Darker shades of grey are conventional and demonstrate self-discipline. Both connotations work very well when considering the time when a student’s life is transitioning to something new and exciting.

4th – ORANGE HOODIES

keep calm orangeOrange is the colour held in high esteem by impressionist painters. Cezanne and Renoir recognised the partnership orange has with other colours on the visual spectrum. When placed next to any other colour, the vividness of both shone through.

And boy were they were right!

If there’s one colour that’s guaranteed to catch attention its orange! A joyful colour, orange is a combination of yellow and red hues and represents enthusiasm, determination and success.

That’s what graduating is all about – the success of that can be achieved through enthusiasm and determination.

3rd – PURPLE HOODIES

The colour of royalty and wealth, purple relates to imagination and spirituality. It’s rarity in nature meant it was a highly ostentatious colour in the ancient world, with great expense taken to create the dyes that coloured the fabric.

Chosen as the colour for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth’s the Second, purple’s enduring association with royalty continues to this day.

Purple represents the future and dreams. It’s this optimism that makes purple an ideal choice when considering hoodies leavers colours.

"Burgundy is a powerful colour, one that that exudes confidence. It represents deep strength and dedication to succeed."

2nd – BURGUNDY HOODIES

A historical territory of south-central France, Burgundy takes its name from the Burgundians, a Germanic people, and is commonly associated with the red wine that bears its name.

Burgundy is a powerful colour, one that that exudes confidence. It represents deep strength and dedication to succeed, which makes it an ideal colour for school leavers hoodies.

1st – BLACK HOODIES

A bold colour that represents elegance and formality, black is known to increase the sense of possibility and potential. Not a colour, black is defined as the absence of colour, and has been a favourite of fashion designers, such as Gucci, the world over for generations.

The colour black is synonymous with self-control and discipline. It’s a transitional colour that is most commonly associated with the end of one stage of life and the beginning of another. Of all the possible leavers hoodies colours, there is no more apt colour to represent the transition of leaving school and moving on to what life has in store than the colour black.

What size hoodie should I get?

Yes you should buy a hoodie or jacket one size bigger than your t-shirt. The thinking here is simple, if you were to be wearing the hoodie without anything underneath, than it should fit perfectly.

Who invented the hoodie?

More chill and less chilling, the modern-day hoodie was invented in the 1930s by Knickerbocker Knitting Company, which became the brand Champion. It was developed to help warehouse labourers in upstate New York stay warm during the frigid winters. From there, it was adopted by workmen and athletes everywhere.

Why are hoodies so popular?

One of the reasons why everyone perpetually loves hoodies is because they're so ultra-cozy and comfortable. Having a soft hoodie completely engulf your upper body can instantly make you feel pampered and warm. As far as comfort is concerned, hoodies top the list, making it incredibly popular amongst all.