UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s notorious advice that individuals should all ‘hug a hoodie’ has been much publicised and discussed. Following the London riots it has come under scrutiny again. Hoodies, certainly on the list of older generation, have evolved a variety of negative connotations. Many teenagers, however, do not understand why this will be so.
For several totally law-abiding teenagers, the humble hoodie is just a warm, comfortable clothing choice and nothing more. Personalised hoodies are becoming especially popular among the younger generation, being a great way to exhibit your support for a club, team, group or cause. A lot of youngsters get hooded sweatshirts constructed as a keepsake from old schools, or fun group holidays. Hoodies are frequently used as an easy way to remember positive experiences. So why do hoodie-wearers have this type of bad reputation?
One possibility is that, although the vast majority of youngsters wear hoodies, the only ones who make it into the media are those that are up to no good. Rick and Morty Sweatshir This could lead seniors to assume that it is young thugs and criminals alone who wear hoodies. This could 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 speaking, 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 could make people wary of hoodie wearers, whether or not they wear personalised hoodies or elsewhere, is the physical shape and design of hoodies and promotional hoodies. You’ll undoubtedly have experienced signs in shop windows which read: ‘NO HOODS IN STORE’ ;.The fact hoodies have an, eponymous, hood may appear obvious but it is something that may make people nervous since 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, mainly because their faces are hidden. When you are unable to begin to see the faces of large groups it could seem scary because of the lack of human connection. Mostly, however, this prejudice against the humble hoodie is just a media construct, mixed with only a little class snobbery and anxiety about the young…an unpleasant cocktail whenever you think of it.
Why not reveal that personalised hoodies are just as fun, lovable, stylish and friendly as another item of clothing. Since personalised hoodies are fully customisable you can spread any message you want with them. Use personalised hoodies to demonstrate school pride, university affiliation and club membership.