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Kanye West, Juergen Teller, Bella Hadid, and Anna Wintour were at the Balenciaga's couture show in Paris last year, bearing witness to, alongside a long list of other standout pieces, look 38 — a zip-up, grey hoodie. It was ultra-basic, but it looked plush as hell.
As if the humble hoodie, which many of us have relied upon more than ever in the stay-home era, needed more vindication — Demna and Balenciaga go and stick the most simple of staples on the most anticipated of runways. This was Balenciaga’s first physical couture show in a huge fifty-three years and it served as a reminder of the love this hard-working garment deserves.
This is the wardrobe essential that can do pretty much anything. As well as couture runways, it’ll handle fall evenings, long dog walks, nights in, nights out, and everything in between. Hoodies are crazy tough, too. Good ones will brush off years of mistreatment, hot washes, and begrudged borrows and still be solid.
Of course, your trusty Uniqlo one might be fine, but with the above in mind, we're turning to exceptionally high-quality hoodies that are worthy of a little more investment. While we patiently await more from Demna's latest take on the staple, we've picked out some luxe options from the likes of Affix, Diomene by Damir Doma, and Maison Margiela.
Shop some of the internet's best investment hoodies below.
Affix 3rd Space Hoodie
We all know a black hoodie is essential for every closet, but choosing the right one can be tricky at times. Small details like the screen printed text on the back as well deciding not to use an overbearing logo makes this hoodie a great option for any outfit.
Maion Margiela Logo-Embroidered Hoodie
Earth tones work any time of the year but really come into their moment during fall for obvious reasons. Margiela keeps it simple with this embroidered, mid-weight staple in an oversized fit.
Undercover Embroidered Hoodie
On this piece, Undercover pays homage to the world of Alfred Hitchcock with a minimal black hoodie featuring embroidered silhouettes of the renowned auteur.
Winnie New York Cotton Fleece Hoodie
This bright green offering from Winnie New York will add a little variety to your hoodie collection. And for those that appreciate minimal branding, look no further.
Maharishi Flight Hooded Sweat
Maharishi is one of those brands that tends to fly under the radar but the ingenuity and practicality behind its products are high quality. The pockets take inspiration from U.S. Air Force jackets and even utilize name tags for a more decorative touch.
Diomene by Damir Doma Pullover Hoodie
Damir Doma is an OG in the world of luxury fashion and is know for intricate patterns and beautiful embroidery, though this hoodie provides none of that. What it does provide though is a timeless style that can essentially be worn with anything. The small embroidered logo will set you apart from those that aren't in the know.
Givenchy x Chito Oversized Hoodie
While there are lots of street artists throughout the world, very few have been as impactful as Chito. His signature style has become associated with the like of Supreme, high-end home accessories brand Christofle and many others. If you're looking to treat yourself and level up wardrobe, this hoodie is an easy cop.
Acne Studios Organic Cotton Logo Hoodie
A list of high quality hoodies without Acne just wouldn't make sense as the brand consistently releases minimal staples that work with any wardrobe. This neutral hoodies comes oversized, so no need to size up.
Raf Simons Knot-Front Hooded Sweatshirt
For those of you ready to embark on a different frontier where hoodies become more sculptural and subversive, then this Raf Simons might be just what you're searching for.
Highsnobiety Titel Media GmbH Hoodie
You really can never have enough black hoodies in your collection. In fact, if you're a true hoodie connoisseur I'm sure you have at least more than one. But if you're mid-weight options aren't cutting it, you can always go with ours made from 450gsm cotton.
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