UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s notorious advice that people 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 all sorts of negative connotations. Many young adults, however, don’t understand just why this would be so.
For most totally law-abiding young adults, the humble hoodie is really a warm, comfortable clothing choice and nothing more. Personalised hoodies are becoming especially popular among younger generation, being a good way to show your support for a club, team, group or cause. Plenty of youngsters get hooded sweatshirts made up as a keepsake from old schools, or fun group holidays. Hoodies are frequently employed 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 real ones who make it in to the media are those who are around no good. This can lead seniors to assume that it is young thugs and criminals alone who wear hoodies. Rick and Morty Shirt This can signify all hoodies, even friendly personalised hoodies, get unfairly judged and maligned.
Contact with perfectly nice youngsters who wear personalised hoodies, or hoodies in general, 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, whether they wear personalised hoodies or else, is the physical shape and type of hoodies and promotional hoodies. You’ll undoubtedly 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’s something which can 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, will look particularly menacing, simply because their faces are hidden. If you are unable to start 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 really a media construct, mixed with merely a bit of class snobbery and fear of the young…an unpleasant cocktail when you think of it.
Why not reveal that personalised hoodies are only as fun, lovable, stylish and friendly as the next item of clothing. Since personalised hoodies are fully customisable you can spread any message you prefer with them. Use personalised hoodies to show school pride, university affiliation and club membership.