6-nicest-hoodies

Without getting into the whole “athleisure” thing, sweatshirts, hoodies, men’s athletic wear in general has been elevated to everyday, in public wear by plenty of different brands. It could be a more structured fit, technical detailing or luxurious materials, but men’s hoodies aren’t just for the daily workout anymore. Here are 6 hoodies too nice to wear to the gym.

The North Face Men’s Canyonlands Hoodie

The North Face isn’t for everyone, but if you’re one of the guys that’s into the brand, their Canyonlands Hoodie is a great alternative to the lightweight puffy jacket you probably already own. Brand loyalty aside, this hoodie definitely skews toward the technical side with arm patches, secure-zip pockets, an active fit and a two seam hood. With twenty different style and color options available it’s also incredibly easy to pair with any wardrobe. $67


Everlane The Street Fleece Zip Hoodie

Just like they did with backpacks, weekenders, wallets and bomber jackets, Everlane built a better hoodie, and they’ll sell it to you for less than half of what you’d pay for something similar anywhere else. The Street Fleece Zip Men’s Hoodie bonds a 100% cotton sweatshirt material on the outside with a “neoprene-like” lining to create a structured piece of outwear that looks and fits like hoodies should have all along. The bonded fabric keeps wind out and heat in, is perfect for travel, and no, it doesn’t feel anything like a wet suit. $75


Flint and Tinder 10 Year Hoodie

Flint and Tinder broke the mold when it came to what a hoodie should be with their 10 Year Hoodie. After partnering with Huckberry, the best got even better. It’s still guaranteed for a decade. It’s still completely Made in America. It’s still structured and lined and comfy as hell. But now it’s made with 23oz unshrinkable fleece from South Carolina, twill tape from Philadelphia and upgraded metal hardware. And it also comes in pullover or zip styles. $89


Suit Supply Navy Hoodie

In case you weren’t in the know, Suit Supply does a lot more than just suits. Their hoodies for men, in particular, are the perfect affordable addition to any man’s wardrobe. And while we’re big fans of affordable cashmere anything, we’re partial to the 100% pure cotton hoodie with ribbed cuffs/hem, hidden zip pockets and chrome-tipped drawstrings. Between the zip pockets, double zipper and the clean lines, this is a stylish piece that also happens to be ridiculously comfortable. $99


Woolrich John Rich & Bros. Catskill Hoodie

By touching on the iconic heritage of the Woolrich brand and incorporating American influences, Woolrich John Rich & Bros. creates pieces that are modern takes on classics. Like the Catskill Hoodie. The rough idea and shape of what a hoodie should be are present, but you’ll also find technical details on the pockets, elbows and hood that make the wool/cotton/nylon/polyester blend sweatshirt more stylish than anything you’d find on a table at a big box. $134


Club Monaco Cashmere Hoodie

There was a time when we never would have considered spending over a hundred bucks on a hoodie, but that was before cashmere entered the equation. Club Monaco’s Cashmere Hoodie is so soft and comfortable that you’ll want to sleep in it. Outside of the luxurious construction and clean lines you’ll find hoodie stalwarts like a drawstring hood, front zip closure and roomy front pockets. But really, this is all about the cashmere. $279

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Ah, the waffle weave. Looks cool, feels great, reminds us of toasted Eggos. You’ve seen them before–probably in a fancy store or hotel–but Parachute’s brand new Waffle Towels are different. They’re spun using innovative Aerocotton Technology, which basically means they’ll be dry by the time your significant other finally gets out of the shower and realizes you stole their towel. Parachute’s Waffle Towels come in two sizes and two neutral colors. Plus, their 100% cotton construction means they start soft and only get softer with time. Even Kevin McCallister would approve.