The 3000 Year History of the Hoodie

Many people may think of the Hoodie as a fairly modern piece of clothing, dating back perhaps only a few decades at most.  However, as Paola Antonelli explains, its origins can be found as far back as ancient Greece.     Garments with a hood - which we can retrospectively define as hoodies - have been around almost since clothing became a thing in itself.   A hood attached to a cloak or robe is a practical solution to that problem of what to do with a hat when you don't want to wear it.  With a hoodie, the hood is instantly accessible when needed, but neatly out of the way when not.   A hood offers the wearer protection from the elements, privacy and anonymity and a special comfort from feeling swaddled and nestled in your own shell.   Practical, comfortable, easy to care for, a cotton jersey hoodie is a perfect garment to include in your nomadic wardrobe.  It bridges the gap between summer and winter when it may still be too warm for a coat.  It i...
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