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Are Your Zip-Up Hoodies Suffering From Flimsy Syndrome?

Sweaters and SweatshirtsAre Your Zip-Up Hoodies Suffering From Flimsy Syndrome?

Droopy hoodies have infiltrated the wardrobe's of too many men.

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It might not feel like fall just yet, but we want to get in front of this, before layering weather is truly upon us: We think it's time you retired your flimsy zip-up hoodies. Three reasons why:

1.) They make you look lumpier and heavier than you actually are, clinging on to all the wrong places.

2.) You look like a Silicon Valley trope at best (at worst you look like someone's little brother).

3.) There are 100 better options out there if you're in need of another layer (a sad hoodie is basically a trumped-up t-shirt).

Thanks to athleisure, and the influence of streetwear on men's fashion, lightweight layers are more grown-up, and just straight-up more masculine, than ever before. In other words, there is no longer any reason to wear something with a hood that looks like deflated balloon. There are just too many good, modern jackets and sweatshirts on shelves right now that you should be wearing instead. Here, five solid alternatives to your hoodie that'll upgrade your entire wardrobe.

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All-Grown-Up Baja Hoodie

Outerknown Organic Cotton Pacifica Hoodie, $425, available at mrporter.com

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Modern Fleece Jacket

Battenwear Warm-Up Fleece, $255, available at endclothing.com

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Heavy-Duty Pullover Hoodie

Simon Miller Mazunte Hoodie, $255, available at mrporter.com

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Streamlined Track Jacket

Burberry Zip-Up Jacket, $530, available at farfetch.com

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Structured Quilted Hoodie

Moncler Padded Front Hoodie, $1,060, available at farfetch.com

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