UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s notorious advice that individuals should all ‘hug a hoodie’ has been much publicised and discussed. After the London riots it has come Rick and Morty Hoodies under scrutiny again. Hoodies, certainly among the older generation, have evolved all sorts of negative connotations. Many young adults, however, do not realize why this will be so.
For a lot of totally law-abiding young adults, the humble hoodie is a warm, comfortable clothing choice and nothing more. Personalised hoodies are becoming especially popular among younger generation, being a great way to show your support for a team, team, group or cause. A lot of youngsters get hooded sweatshirts made up as a keepsake from old schools, or fun group holidays. Hoodies are frequently used as a way to keep in mind positive experiences. Why do hoodie-wearers have this type of bad reputation?
One possibility is that, although a large proportion of youngsters wear hoodies, the only ones who ensure it is into the media are those who are around no good. This might lead older people to assume that it’s young thugs and criminals alone who wear hoodies. This might mean that all hoodies, even friendly personalised hoodies, get unfairly judged and maligned.
Contact with perfectly nice youngsters who wear personalised hoodies, or hoodies generally, could help the older generations to realise that the image of the dangerous, out-of-control youngsters in hoodies, is not the norm.
Another element which can make people wary of hoodie wearers, if they wear personalised hoodies or else, could be the physical shape and style of hoodies and promotional hoodies. You’ll undoubtedly have observed signs in shop windows which read: ‘NO HOODS IN STORE’ ;.The fact that hoodies have an, eponymous, hood may appear obvious but it is something which could make people nervous as it obscures the faces of wearers.
The images in the media of faceless gangs of youths in hoodies, even in personalised hoodies, can look particularly menacing, simply because their faces are hidden. When you are unable to start to see the faces of large groups it could seem scary due to the not enough human connection. Mostly, however, this prejudice contrary to the humble hoodie is a media construct, mixed with merely a little class snobbery and concern with the young…an unpleasant cocktail once you consider it.
Why don’t you show that personalised hoodies are simply as fun, lovable, stylish and friendly as another item of clothing. Since personalised hoodies are fully customisable you can spread any message you prefer with them. Use personalised hoodies to demonstrate school pride, university affiliation and club membership.