With fall in full swing and the number of warm weather days slowly decreasing, we’re getting back to painful wake-ups. You know, mornings when you’re so cold it almost hurts to get out of bed and run to the shower, let alone get dressed.
It’s mornings like these when we’re thankful for warm clothes, like comfortable hoodies we can easily pull on over a t-shirt and jeans or a collared shirt and chinos. But a graphic-print sweatshirt usually doesn’t cut it at the office–no matter how laid back your boss is. Besides, what guy over the age of 20 sports a pullover with a picture of a surf shop on it?
Enter American Giant, the makers of the best–and most adult–hoodie we’ve come across. Available in multiple solid colors (no seagulls seen here), the brand’s Men’s Heavyweight Full Zip Hooded Sweatshirt ($89, american-giant.com) is an instant classic. It’s warm enough to keep you from looking like you have hypothermia, but the quality is the thing that really makes American Giant stand out among its competitors. From the straddle-stitching to the double-lined hood, it’s clear that the company paid attention to the details. These sweatshirts won’t fall apart in the wash, even if you choose to wear one every day for the rest of the year.
Also, not to get all “proud to be an American,” but everything you’ll see on American Giant’s website was made in the good ol’ U.S.A., from planting the seed to the finished product. It’s definitely money well spent.