5 Cool Hoodies Below $50 (And 5 Splurge-Worthy Options) for Fall

With fall here, here are some hoodies your girlfriend will want to steal

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Fall is here, and clothing is about to get fun again. More layers, richer textures and, of course, hoodie season is upon us. Over the past decade, the sportswear staple has gone from refrigerated high school gymnasiums to high-fashion runway presentations. Now an elevated basic that’s no different than a topcoat or well-tailored shirting, the hoodie has become a transitional piece that every man needs in abundance. 

Thankfully, there are plenty to choose from. Nearly every brand is making cool hoodies this season from Louis Vuitton to traditional sportswear suitors like Nike. You can expect pricing to range from “I spend this per day on coffee” to “I just blew my rent on a hoodie.” All the same, there’s something for everyone from price to color and style. Here are 10 of our current favorites to keep in mind for fall.

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Gallery Dept.

1. Splurge: Gallery Dept French Logo Hoodie

Budding Los Angeles-based streetwear label Gallery Dept is currently the darling of arthouse style. Worn by everyone from Virgil Abloh to Kanye West, the brand focuses on repurposing garments that inspire them and turning them into contemporary interpretations ripe for modern consumption. This weathered, paint-splattered hoodie is a creator’s dream.

Buy Now, $395

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1. Steal: Carhartt Heavyweight Hoodie

It’s hard to go wrong with a good workwear hoodie from Carhartt. Produced in heavy-weight cotton fabric, this is the perfect everyday hoodie for when it starts to actually feel like fall. Wear it to a workout or as insulation with a light layer over it. This do-it-all hoodie won’t hurt your pockets—it costs just $50.

Buy Now, $50

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John Elliott

2. Splurge: John Elliott Double Dye Raglan Hoodie

John Elliott has had an unparalleled influence on hoodies and sweats transitioning into menswear mainstays. His side-zip Villain hoodie and tailored Escobar sweats took streetwear by storm five years ago. That influence remains this season with another trending theme—tie-dye. Elliott does it exceptionally well here with this dark French Terry hoodie, which features a noir base and a navy bleach-dyed treatment.

Buy Now, $398

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Union Los Angeles

2. Steal: Noah Core Logo Hoodie

Perhaps the most culturally visible hoodie over the past 18 months has been this one from Noah. You’ll be hard-pressed to find this ubiquitous piece these days (especially if you don’t intend to pay over retail price), but should you come across one, it’s an inexpensive statement that affirms your streetwear sensibility. The branding is nearly perfect—as you might expect from a founder who started Noah after leaving his post at Supreme.

Buy Now, $138

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3. Splurge: Dior x Raymond Pettibon Embroidered Hoodie

Like past hallmark renderings from Balenciaga, Helmet Lang and Saint Laurent, Kim Jones’ latest Dior hoodie is a flashy statement piece that is cut flawlessly and dripping in opulence. This hoodie is most effective in the company of monotone colors, so pair it with black jeans and matching sneakers and/or boots.

Buy Now, $1,100

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3. Steal: Everlane French Terry Hoodie

When it comes to hoodies for fall, fabric plays a critical role in how you can layer them, as well as just how cozy they’ll ultimately be. French Terry ranks high on the cozy meter and looks extra splashy in white. This style from Everlane is perfect under a topcoat or even a trench. Dress it down with sweats and a good pair of corduroy bottoms.

Buy Now, $68

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Aimé Leon Dore

4. Splurge: Aimé Leon Dore Sand Washed Hoodie

Teddy Santis and his widely adored label Aimé Leon Dore continues to masterfully straddle the line between street and menswear. This sand-washed hoodie leans closer into the former with its vintage, washed-out aesthetic. Its unfinished hems provide a rugged touch to the 17-ounce French Terry hood.

Buy Now, $230

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4. Steal: Champion Life Hoodie

A proper athletic hoodie is one to have in the arsenal no matter how many high-dollar styles you may also own. They’re much baggier and often better to position underneath a larger top layer. You can also beat them up without feeling the guilt of spilling coffee on a $300 sweatshirt.

Buy Now, $45

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5. Splurge: Nike ACG Hoodie

If you’re going with a sportswear hoodie, Nike’s ACG label does it better than most. The Beaverton brand’s All Conditions Gear line makes elevated staples at a less-than-elevated price. This one is done in a premium French Terry fleece material certain to stop the harsh fall wind dead in its tracks.

Buy Now, $100

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5. Steal: Zara Basic Hoodie

When your hoodie doesn’t break the $50 threshold, it provides an ideal opportunity to go big on color. This mustard style from Zara will add a pop to your wardrobe without robbing you of your hard-earned cash.

Buy Now, $40
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