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10 sweatshirts that you will not only want to wear for sports

Like many garments, initially designed for a utilitarian purpose, the sweatshirt has become completely democratized. Worn by such different personalities, and even part of the world of royalty (the model harvard of Lady Di made history), continues to achieve success, in all its versions.

Polo Club clarifies about its origin: “Like jeans, hoodie It was designed for workers as a work uniform. It emerged in the 19th century in France, used by fruit and vegetable sellers to protect themselves from the inclement cold. In these French markets, the term ‘tracksuit’ would also be formed, referring to the garlic seller (marchand d’ail).

We would have to wait until 1926 to introduce it to the sporting world. He retailer Benjamin Russell would be the ‘father’ of this new cotton sports jersey, designed to improve the uniformity of American football players.

His son constantly complained about the itching caused by wool sweaters, so Russell began experimenting with cotton, a material used for women’s underwear. His design was so successful that it would not take long for him to market it throughout the country, extending to other sports kits, especially in the university field.

It didn’t take long for the hood to be added: “lThe Champion company would add them in 1930 to protect the heads from the cold, as well as those of forest rangers or cold storage workers. Later, he would provide sweatshirtsas sports clothing, to the US army for training.

In the following years, the hoodie would lead to numerous variations to achieve different models, such as, for example, incorporating the zipper to get dressed more quickly. Furthermore, although their main use was reserved for men, women would begin to wear them.”

Then university logos, printed or embroidered, emerged, responding to the aesthetics college. “The 70s put an end to the exclusivity of the hoodie as a sporting element. The aesthetics of hip hop and of break dance He would welcome it as a uniform to be part of his DNA until today.

The same would happen with surfers and skatersattracted by the comfort, the finish oversized and the informal touch of a garment never used in everyday life in the city.

At this time he would also begin to relate to more marginal subcultures and criminality. For example, graffiti artists would use it to hide their identity when painting on cars or the walls of buildings.”

At MagasIN, we invite you to continue wearing this classic with 10 models that you can combine with your jeans, tights or even a skirt.

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