UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s notorious advice that we should all ‘hug a hoodie’ has been much publicised and discussed. Following the London riots it has come under scrutiny again. Hoodies, certainly among the older generation, have evolved a variety of negative connotations. Many young adults, however, do not realize why this will be so. Rick and Morty Hoodies
For a lot of totally law-abiding young adults, the humble hoodie is really a warm, comfortable clothing choice and nothing more. Personalised hoodies have grown to be especially popular among younger generation, being an effective way to exhibit your support for a club, team, group or cause. Lots of youngsters get hooded sweatshirts made up as a keepsake from old schools, or fun group holidays. Hoodies are commonly used as a means 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 real ones who allow it to be in to the media are those who are as much as no good. This might lead seniors to assume it is young thugs and criminals alone who wear hoodies. This might mean that all hoodies, even friendly personalised hoodies, get unfairly judged and maligned.
Exposure to perfectly nice youngsters who wear personalised hoodies, or hoodies generally, may 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 else, is the physical shape and style of hoodies and promotional hoodies. You’ll no doubt have seen 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 because it obscures the faces of wearers.
The images in the media of faceless gangs of youths in hoodies, even yet in personalised hoodies, will look particularly menacing, mainly because their faces are hidden. If you are unable to see the faces of large groups it may seem scary due to the lack of human connection. Mostly, however, this prejudice against the humble hoodie is really a media construct, combined with merely a little class snobbery and anxiety about the young…an unpleasant cocktail once you think of it.
Why don’t you reveal that personalised hoodies are just as fun, lovable, stylish and friendly as the next item of clothing. Since personalised hoodies are fully customisable you are able to spread any message you like with them. Use personalised hoodies to show school pride, university affiliation and club membership.