Here’s a kicker story. This happened a few months ago and changed my perspective (a little) on style – for good.
I was with a friend in a club one night – great place, hot women, stylish guys all over the place.We order a few drinks at the bar and this really petite cute waitress serves us.
My friend tells me he dated her a while back. She was really, really cute. 🙂
After about 20 minutes, this guy comes out of nowhere. In a social gathering of guys wearing all shirts, polo shirts, hats and slim ties, a guy wearing a hoodie is easy to spot.
But he was really relaxed. He didn’t care.
He comes right next to us, orders a few drinks, talks to the waitress for a few minutes then pulls out his cell phone and writes her number.
Me and my friend were like “HUH”?
I don’t know what happened next with those two but it’s easy to imagine.
I guess what I’m trying to do is to build a case for Mens Hoodies, but only if you’re the type of guy who likes them.
If you like shirts (like me), wear shirts. If you don’t, read on.
Sometimes you want to be comfortable. Sometimes you want to be really comfortable.
If you’re not a fan of french cuff shirts and pocket squares, it’s ok. You should wear whatever makes you comfortable.
So I’m going to talk a little about hoodies. Specifically, what colors to choose and how to match them with the rest of your outfit.
I’m sure you’ve noticed a lot of guys wearing them. Plus, I bet you didn’t think much of them. I mean, when was the last time you saw someone wearing a hoodie that caught your attention?
The trick with hoodies is to make them stand out. (The last thing you want is to get people think you don’t know how to dress.)
And there are a couple ways you can do that.
The first one is to simply wear a light-colored hoodie. Too many guys wear a dark brown hoodie and look like they don’t know what planet they’re on.
But any style student of mine should know that a light-colored hoodie will make him stand out and make him feel relaxed and comfortable.
Take a look at this guy, the baby blue hoodie looks great on him:
Notice how the white t-shirt underneath the hoodie matches the sneakers while the hoodie and the jeans are of the same color but different shades.
Here’s the second way you can make a hoodie look awesome: by wearing a stylish outfit that make sit stand out.
The guy in the photo below is wearing a great pair of checked pants. The pants have dark colors, meaning they allow the viewer’s eye to stop at the green hoodie.
Needless to say, the entire outfit looks great. It’s not just the hoodie, it’s how the outfit waspulled together.
If you feel relaxed, talk relaxed, have a relaxed look and wear relaxed clothes, guess what message you’re sending?
That’s right. 🙂
OK, back to the original question: what hoodie colors to choose?
You’ve seen baby blue and green. You’ve seen that brown is a bad choice (you could go for light brown but, unless you match it really well, it’s going to look generic).
What other colors can you choose for a hoodie?
Pale yellow is one. In fact, yellow is great. Something like this from JoeBrowns.co.uk:
(Don’t look at the fact that it’s all crumpled – it will look much better when you wear it).
Ok, that’s a wrap. if you’re the kind of guy who likes hoodies, the bottom line is to go for lighter colors – you’ll make a better fashion statement.