From stay at home comfort wear to high street fashion and everything in between.
Just how did sweatshirts become a staple of the fashion world? When did it become acceptable to wear something in public that not that long ago was only for relaxing at home on the sofa? We are not sure but we are glad that sweatshirts have become mainstream fashion items. Not least because they are comfortable, often affordable and offer an opportunity for unique custom printing.
Originally intended to keep athletes warm whilst they waited trackside before a race or event, sweatshirts were never designed with fashion in mind. They were designed purely for practical reasons. Sweatshirts would go on to be used for traveling to the gym and for relaxing around the house and as we all know, have even come to be a mainstream fashion statement.
The hooded sweatshirt, with its capacity for providing anonymity, became associated with criminal activity and as such was soon adopted by the urban youth for the authenticity and credibility associated with the item. Endowing the wearer with a tough, outsider status, it would go on to be the default clothing for anyone associated with hip-hop culture, graffiti or urban sports.
More recently, however, sweatshirts (admittedly without the hood) have become smart casual alternative to a fine knit sweater, illustrating the wide popularity of this flexible garment. Worn under a blazer or over a shirt, you suddenly have modern take on smart casual, making it ideal for dinner with friends or in the workplace. For the fashion conscious, it is an opportunity to express yourself with a series of unique designs.
From campus to the high street – students define trends
As Canada’s leading retailer for custom sweatshirts and custom hoodies, we take a great interest in how trends develop. Of course, sweatshirts have long been a hit with students, with varsity sweaters featuring the name of the university a great way to show school spirit and enjoy a sense of belonging. And it is not surprising that young people with a shared identity and outlook drive new trends. A varsity sweater or hoodie allows students to represent their university and enjoy a sense of community and pride unique to a particular group. As such, the sweatshirt becomes a special garment. Evidently this has spilled over into the mainstream. With or without a hood, they are extremely popular and for good reason, they are comfortable, warm and look great.
The hoodie has redefined what we use for casual wear, with sweatshirts moving beyond the campus and into normal everyday wear and even haute couture, with leading high streets brands like Kenzo leading the way with vivid and iconic designs.
Perfect for custom printing
The great thing about Entripy custom sweaters is that they offer a large print surface that is ideal for printing and embroidery. This means university logos and team logos are visible and high quality. Entripy offer a wide range of custom printing options for custom sweatshirts and hoodies, perfect for sports teams, clubs and societies, both on and off campus.
If you are looking for a custom uniform for your college, team or club that combines style, comfort and team spirit, we have a variety of hooded and non-hooded options available. With tear away tags, you can even design your own range of clothing with your own unique designs. Whether you want it for fashion, sports or casual comfort, all are high quality and ready to be fully personalized with your logo and even your name and number.