Fashion Police for the Boys: the hooded shirt

Hooded-shirt

We have to confess that the world of men's fashion is something of a mystery to us, so we're hoping some of our male readers can help us answer an Unsolved Mystery that was brought to our attention today: why would you need a hood on a shirt?

For the sake of clarity, the shirt is not padded, or insulated in any way – it's just a cotton shirt, so we don't think the hood is for warmth. What's it for, then? And would you wear it (if you're a man) or buy it for someone (if you're a woman)?. Answers in the comments box, please!

Oh, and if you DO want to buy it, it's $60 and you can get it here.

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8 Comments

  • May 27, 2009

    Moni

    I think it’s the same question as why you need a hood on a t-shirt. I’ve never pulled them over my head so far, but I like the look of it.
    And I’ve also owned and worn buttoned sweat jackets with hoods that looked a lot like that shirt. It would be interesting to see this item actually being worn, but so far I don’t think it’s a crime of fashion, although I wouldn’t buy it right away.

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  • May 27, 2009

    gokarm

    I have a hood on my nightie, and you’d think, totally unnecessary, but I do occasionally pull the hood up, either for warmth or just the psychological comfort of being cradled. And it works, I nod off like a baby. I think hoods are great. This particular shirt I can see coming in handy in a spring rain, when it’s just too humid and warm for a jacket. It’s different, maybe it’ll catch on, who knows.

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  • May 27, 2009

    Evelyn

    Would only be a crime if they added a propeller.

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  • May 27, 2009

    Celeste

    I don’t like hoods. Even on sweatshirts. They don’t look bad, but for me they serve no purpose. And on a shirt like that I’m tempted to put trash and debris in the hood when the wearer isn’t paying attention. I’d far rather have a hat or umbrella than a hood. I’m tall, so unless I buy clothing way over-sized the hood is always too short and uncomfortable.

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  • May 27, 2009

    Bongo Jones

    I love hoods and have many hoodies, however on a button up shirt, nah
    Bongo Jones from Australia
    ps of course you wear them for warmth

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  • May 28, 2009

    chocoholic

    Hmm I’m just not sure how I feel about this one.

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  • May 28, 2009

    Diandra

    I like hoodies, and I do use the hood. I don’t think that something has to be practical to be fashionable. This, i’m not sure about though. I guess it could go either way?

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  • May 28, 2009

    Melanie

    I own many a hoodie & I have T-shirts with hoods too, but am not sure I’d buy a woven button up shirt with a hood .. kinda lacks the cosy factor, which for me is the whole point.

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