The hooded sweatshirt was originally created in the 1930s by stitching hoods to existing sweatshirt designs, as a functional solution for construction workers enduring freezing New York winters and were quickly adopted by US military for training exercises and physical education classes.
By the 1940s, manufacturers began producing designs with an integrated hood. The DOUBLE-FACE HOODED SWEATSHIRT is constructed in the retrofit style of the 30s, often referred to as an ‘AFTER-HOOD’ and required the development of bespoke sewing machine components to achieve this method of attachment, whereby the hood is fed into the binding of the body.
- 10oz loopwheeled cotton
- Cotton-sewing thread construction
- Two front hand-warmer pockets
- Made in Japan