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If you were to look inside your cupboard right now, 10-to-1, you'll find a hoodie in there somewhere, no matter what your age.

And the best hoodie of all? That is definitely the one you claimed from someone else. This is particularly true  for me. At 46 I own an impressive amount of  hoodies, each and every one "borrowed" from someone close to me. The hoodie in itself represents the close bond I share with it's the original owner.It offers me warmth, it cocoons me and offers me protection on my bad hair days, or when I'm undercover (don't ask!)

The accessible hood offers instant anonymity and immediately creates a sense of mystery and "danger" to the wearer. It is this instant anonymity that is particularly appealing to teenagers and others who are, lets say, up to mischief.

The hoodie has an interesting history. 
According to Wikipedia  this unassuming, popular item of clothing has been adopted by a vast array of people: The 1st version was worn by MONKS during medieval times, LABOURERS donned it in the 1930's, Hip Hop culture made it popular especially among YOUNG MEN in the 1970's & by 1990  the humble hoodie went viral, made popular by SKATEBOARDERS, SURFERS & other DUDES.

Today it is worn by everybody and their mothers and fathers.

And if you are reading this and the black hoodie I'm wearing in this photo looks familiar, you  have finally solved the puzzle of your missing hoodie! More importantly, you now have confirmation that you are one of my favourite people in the world.

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