5 Designer Hoodies Way Better Than Your Average Sweatshirt

No, this look isn't just for undergrads and Palo Alto CEOs. Today, hoodies are pretty much the new blazers: they look great on everyone, with everything, and in every situation. (Note: Weddings not included.) So if you, like many men, relegate yours to the back burner of your wardrobe—gymwear, loungewear, whatever-wear—you're sleeping on a gold mine of amazing style. Here's how to fix that.

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P. Johnson Wool Hoodie

P. Johnson's superfine merino wool hoodie is a straightforward answer to luxury dressing that maintains a comfortable touch. To instantly make your outfit 100 percent more laid-back, swap your blazer for this beauties. ($225; barneys.com)

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James Perse Baby Cashmere Hoodie

As far as indulgence goes, this is the ultimate. Cashmere is one thing. But this luxe zip-up is made out of baby cashmere, an ultra-rare fabric found only in Mongolia and northern China. You'll find no softer material. ($595; mrporter.com)

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Z Zegna Hoodie with Nylon Front

Is it a hoodie if there's no hood? This tech fabric hoodie from Z Zegna comes with a detachable hood, so, if want to make a mid-afternoon wardrobe adjustment (hey, that's a thing!), you're well within your means. ($795; bloomingdales.com)

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Loro Piana Baby Cashmere Hoodie

Technically, this Loro Piana number is a hoodie, yes. But given the magnitude of craftsmanship, and the high caliber of fabric—not to mention the price tag—we're inclined to say it's more a piece of art. Put this baby in the Louvre. ($2,995; bergdorfgoodman.com)

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Vince Cashmere Zip-Front Hoodie

If you're looking for an elevated everyday hoodie, look no further than this streamlined fit from Vince. There's nothing fancy here—and, sometimes, that's exactly what you want. ($395; bergdorfgoodman.com)

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