Between seasons is when the humble hoodie really comes into its own. Whether tucked away under a transitional jacket or trusted on as your final insulative layer, not only does the hoodie have your back for any off-duty ’fit, it’s also a canvas to some of the steeziest graphics of any garment, with designs that seem to improve with every season.
Once the reserve of sportswear only, it shouldn’t come as news that hoodies have been embraced by every echelon of fashion by this point, from high-end streetwear labels such as Palm Angels to those aspirational houses such as Fendi and Gucci.
Now, with statement hoodies for spring at the top of many seasonal shopping lists, we’ve trawled through some of our favorite retailers to bring you the dopest graphic designs currently available, with an option for every budget.
Our favorite graphic hoodie designs for SS19 start at only $70, at which price you could do a lot worse than Primitive Skateboard’s homage to Rick & Morty in super versatile all-black. For something on the more statement side in this price range, however, we’d suggest the bright yellow number from HIDDEN x BRAIN/child, complete with chest logos and a much larger graphic print on the back.
For approximately $150 to $200, you’ll be able to buy into brands that regularly kill it in the graphic hoodie department, from Denmark’s Soulland to New York’s Noah. Particular highlights include C2H4’s “Human Audio Recorder” graphic-printed French terry hoodie in a mist green colorway, and a striking cactus-themed photo-print graphic by Californian streetwear label PLEASURES.
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For those of you who spend the bulk of your time in hoodies, it’s worth considering with parting with a few more bucks for a signature piece this spring. The higher-end graphic hoodies on our list range from $292 to $960, but come with designs that certainly speak for their hiked values.
Below you’ll see an SSENSE-exclusive logo-printed Charles Jeffrey Loverboy hoodie in black and red, a “Legalize It” motif by Palm Angels that’s perfect for 4.20, and a Biggie-sporting hoodie by R13 we cannot wait to kick back on the couch in.
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- Curated by: Yulia Pankova