We all love a hoodie and it’s even traditional.

Hoodies have been in the news for the last 15 years or so and not for the right reasons. For a time people who wore these everyday items were suddenly treated with suspicion and warieness. If you combined them with a beanie hat, you were basically looking for real trouble. The reason was there was a series of crimes or even worse, youths gathered in a group, wearing them. They were apparently able to foil the police every time they were used and kept everyone’s identity a secret. In reality these activewear providers were just so popular that everyone had one. Like the punks, the Mods and the Rockers and the Teddy Boys before all of them wore a piece of clothing had caused a furore. Little did they know that hoodies go way back, much further than our generation.

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First of all you do need to have a few decent ones in your wardrobe and the best place to go for that is EJ Menswear where they have an excellent range from XV Kings Menswear. You’ll soon find yourself kitted out and ready to hit the streets. Just avoid those Daily Mail readers.

 

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The thing is, the hoodie top goes right back to our ancient ancestors so it isn’t new at all. At Chedworth Roman villa there is a perfect preserved Mosaic that shows someone wearing a hoodie. It’s clear that this is what the artist intended as the figure represents the God of winter. The Romans living there wanted a Four seasons mosaic. The only trouble is the Roman’s did not have a proper winter God. The local mosaicist went for a local God, Hence there is a hoodie.

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