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Whether cosy at home on the couch, on the go in everyday life or at concerts, there is hardly a piece of clothing that combines practical design with high wearing comfort as well as a zip-up sweater with a hood. This jacket and sweater mix really emerged from the sports and fitness scene in the 1980s and took the world by storm. The comfortable zip-up hoodie is versatile. Thanks to the zipper it can be worn both open and closed - making it a good choice in all temperatures. That is why many style-conscious people from many different subcultures swear by this cosy classic.
Speaking of storms: with a fleecy hooded jacket, you will be ready for more than rain or snow. A real all-rounder, for every style and every scene.
A Zip Hoodie for everyone
One of the subcultures that helped the hooded jacket rise to fame the most might surprise you: it was actually rappers and hip hoppers who discovered the sporty style of jackets for themselves. And it's still true today: hooded sweatshirts in all styles are often a symbol of inner-city tough guys in the USA. But other scenes also left their mark on the development of the hooded jacket. Skaters, already known for their rather loose, mostly wide-cut clothing style, began to wear them. This was followed by subcultures such as indie and alternative, where jackets and sweaters are one of their trademarks.
The same was true for fans of metal and rock who wore hooded jackets with band logos - long before the hoodie wearers from alternative scenes influenced Nu Metal. Today, design is not longer just re-imagined at merch stands. When metal, hip hop and skater culture agree, then there must be something to the style.
Zip Hoodie: Be active, be wild
Long before it became a musician's uniform, the hooded jacket was one thing above all else: sportswear. Every real film connoisseur knows, for example, the training montages cut to the cool music from the "Rocky" films with Sylvester Stallone. The underdog boxer in a hoodie goes jogging in any weather and at any time of the day. This is exactly what hoodies are still suitable for today: Especially simple, unprinted models from Black Premium By EMP or Urban Classics, for example, which keep you warm after training or when you're out jogging. Listening to "Eye of the Tiger" is optional, but always a good idea.
Be a fan at every opportunity
Of course, one thing above all would not be missing from the huge selection in the EMP online shop: fan merch and band merch. Here, true fans will always find the right clothing to keep their favourite band or a much-admired franchise with them, whether during sports, at a concert, in everyday life or when going out in the evening.
The range leaves nothing to be desired: fans of Metallica, Amon Amarth or SlipKnot will find hoodies printed with the logos of their heroes.
Gamers also love hoodies of course and you will find everything you need to show who your heart beats for at EMP. Express your preference with a hooded jacket from League of Legends, The Legend of Zelda or Assassins Creed - very appropriate, after all, the assassins in the hit series also like to wear hooded jackets.
Film and TV fans of everything from The Walking Dead to Star Wars will also find what they are looking for. Whatever your style and scene, the hooded jacket is simply a part of it. So start browsing and make your wardrobe perfectly match your unique style!