50 % Hoodie, 50 % Jacket - 100 % Comfort
A hoodie is good,but a zip hoodie is somethingcompletely different. The zipper to put it on and off is only one of the manycharacteristics. You will quickly notice that such a sweatshirt with zip is a good choice in all weather conditions.
Notonly does it give you reliable warmth and comfort, it's also on the forefront interms of style. A hood is of course a must, just like the perfect fabric blend:from cotton to fleece to polyester – sweatshirtjackets are available at Blue Tomato in a lot of different versions!
Hooded sweaters with zip have overtime become the hobby-horses of some manufacturers. Volcom, Fox and Billabong are just a few of the brands that inspire themasses with their style. But what distinguishes a zip hoodie?
As the namealready suggests, a zip hoodie cannot do without the hood and the zipperin particular. The former isusually equipped with casual cords to give you maximum flexibility.
Most of thezippers come from the Japanese company YKK, world’s largest zippermanufacturer - a quality mark to distinguish between good and bad sweat jackets.
Even though the zipperis a very nice guy, it separates the kangaroo pocket, which you are used tofrom your hoodies, into two practical side pockets.
A monk’s habit became a lifestyle icon
The originsof the hoodie can be found in the 1930s. The American clothing manufacturerChampion created this sweater for labourers working in the cold stores toprotect them from freezing. It was adapted from the so-called “cowl”, a kind ofhood worn by monks in medieval times.
Nowadays, however, you do not need acold store or a monastery to wear a hoodie – it conquered cities by storm andis now omnipresent in everyday life, from skaters to hip-hoppers and to theweirdest hipster in the scene. You cannot do without!
Why shouldyou? After all, there is hardly any piece of clothing that's so stylish andincredibly comfortable at the same time. It was just a matter of time beforethe classic pullover was equipped with a zipper and so became a full ziphooded sweatshirt, as you name it when you put great emphasis on “politicalcorrectness”.
We do that onlyseldom, because you can call your zip hoodie whatever you like. Naketano for example does that in a very special way.
If you do not yet own a zip hoodie, then don’twait any longer: countless cuts, colours and designs are waiting for you at BlueTomato!