Blank sweats are the bedrock of the streetwear game. Regardless of whether they feature a hood or not, they are universally worn garments and, for aspiring designers, they are some of the lowest barrier-to-entry products out there. See, to start a blank hoodie brand, it’s not like you have to literally make each hoodie yourself the way you would when it comes to, say, a pair of jeans. Thankfully for aspiring young design gods, there are companies out there that specialize in making blank hoodies that can be purchased wholesale, printed on, and sold to customers.
Now, this isn’t some kind of secret — every company from Supreme to a kid who just signed up for Big Cartel goes to companies who are known for their T-shirts and blank hoodies, even if it's just a jumping-off point (the big boys usually end up creating custom products using the company’s access to fabric and factories).
And though we all know about Champion and Gildan, we want to explore what other companies out there are turning out blank hoodies and sweaters good enough to wear sans adornments. These blanks don't need any eye-catching prints to be a mainstay in your wardrobe.
Peep the best blank hoodies and sweatshirts below
Entire Studios Heavy Hood
Though cropped garments aren't for everyone, Entire Studios pretty much has it down to a science. This tonal hoodie is among the many pieces in its ever-evolving collection.
Winnie New York Cotton Fleece Hoodie
Color is seriously underrated in blanks — what better way to set your brand apart from the rest, or just liven up your everyday basics than a can’t-ignore-it color? This one arrives in a Kiwi green and soft lavender.
Highsnobiety Heavy Fleece Hoodie
A clean heavyweight hoodie is one of the most coveted items you can have in your rotation especially if it's black, but it doesn't hurt to switch things up with some color for more versatile 'fits.
Diomene by Damir Doma Pullover Hoodie Meteorite
Contrast strings are making a comeback. Croatian designer Damir Doma’s latest brand is one of the best to out when considering a quality hoodie with a long lifespan.
ACRONYM S26-PR Hoodie Black
ACRONYM is the GOAT of techwear so, as expected, a lot of thought went into the design of this hoodie. The drawstring typically found in the hood is replaced with a rapid adjust tape that locks in when knotted, while the familiar kangaroo pouch pocket is hidden and separated in two.
Highsnobiety Thermal Zip Fleece Hoodie
Zippers are often an afterthought in the hoodie realm but for that very reason, we've got you covered. Arriving in two colors, the interior thermal waffle lining is sure to keep you cozy.
Dries Van Noten Cotton-Jersey Hoodie
Owning a blank Dries Van Noten hoodie is certainly a big flex and should be seen as an achievable milestone. Consider the double pull cord as an entryway to let folks know you're no stranger to luxury.
Kapital Grosgrain-Trimmed Hoodie
Kapital's oversized and distressed offering is one of the more unique hoodies on this list. The odds of finding a similar hoodie with tonal, yet striking aesthetics are rare.
Visvim Amplus Hoodie
If you're the type that thrives on garments crafted in Japan then you can't go wrong with a legacy brand like Visvim. This midweight hoodie is unevenly dyed so you're guaranteed not to run into anyone else wearing it.
Highsnobiety Garment Dyed Hoodie
Our garment-dyed hoodie is as staple as it gets, and is cut in a boxy fit for a more oversized look. Aside from the gradient color tab along the bottom of the hoodie, it's virtually unrecognizable. Fans of contrast stitching should add this to their collection.
CDLP Heavy Hoodie
CDLP broke into the market with its range of luxury men's underwear. Surprisingly, that's a really strong first step into making some of the highest-quality blank hoodies. The heavyweight hoodies from CDLP carry the same understated, function-over-form philosophy as the underwear.
Lady White Co. Zip-Up Hoodie
Lady White Co. is near the top of our list of places to begin a search for high-quality staples. Based on retro sportswear looks, the brand has made a big name since it was founded in 2015. Eschewing branding and graphics for premium construction and fabrics, Lady White Co. knows that the best marketing is quality.
Outdoor Voices Organic Cotton Hoodie
Cut from heavyweight organic cotton, this Outdoor Voices hoodie is a competitor for the best eco-friendly hoodie on the market. Our favorite feature of it — aside from the premium build — is the garment-dyed hue.
Camber 232 12oz Pullover Hoodie
Ask a workwear stan who makes the best-quality blanks and they'll argue for hours that it's Camber. Camber's sweats are some of the heaviest and most robust on the market. Cut from 12oz fleece-backed cotton, this really is the king of staple hoodies.
Frescobol Carioca Vitor Hoodie
Frescobol Carioca looks past the regular cotton constructions and goes for neoprene to give the Vitor Hoodie its heavyweight, hard-wearing character. The super-thick fabric is usually used to make wetsuits, but we'd argue it's just as well-suited to hoodies.
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