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Keeping it Simple: 11 Best Black Hoodies for Men

By Beau Hayhoe  |  Updated January 30, 2024

Keeping it Simple: 11 Best Black Hoodies for Men
Courtesy of Flint and Tinder

At times, menswear just needs to be simple. Well, simple, functional and stylish. That goes for your casual wardrobe as well as what you wear to take on your 9-to-5 (and beyond) grind. And that’s where one of the best black hoodies can prove invaluable – yes, a piece of comfortable, cozy loungewear can indeed fit that description.


WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
  • Made for most anything: Whether made from garment-dyed cotton or cotton infused with stretch, a hoodie can serve as a layer for workouts, day hikes, lounging and travel – all without missing a beat.
  • Wearable whenever (mostly): Aside from the office, a black hoodie can be a workhorse with highly versatile style. Blue jeans and tailored joggers or canvas work pants are easy, useful, functional pairings.
  • Options across the board: Some brands, especially athletic brands, make hoodies from dependable, no-nonsense fabric at affordable prices. Other designers amp up the hoodie with luxe materials – the choice is yours.

Black is an easy choice for laidback loungewear – and even workwear, in the case of some of the more durable selections on our list of the best black hoodies.

As a color, it goes well with most anything. It can be layered under a trucker jacket (as shown above), worn with tailored joggers for lounging, paired up with travel pants for a utilitarian look, or worn as you hit the trail or take care of yard work.

If you don’t have an essential black hoodie, these picks will sort you out.

Best Overall

Flint and Tinder 10-Year Pullover

Why did I choose it?

The thing I personally love about a black hoodie is that you don’t have to overthink it. It’s a casual style classic for a reason, and since I found out about the Flint and Tinder 10-Year Pullover, I can’t get enough. It’s made from thick yet supple fabric, quality hardware and stitching, and a sense of versatile, easygoing style.


Best Heavyweight Hoodie
American Giant Classic Full Zip Hoodie

Best Work Hoodie
Carhartt Loose Fit Full Zip Sweatshirt

Best Inexpensive Hoodie
Champion Powerblend Fleece Hoodie

Best Workout Hoodie
Vuori Coronado Hoodie

Best Splurge Hoodie
James Perse Vintage French Terry Zip-Up Hoodie


Best Overall

Flint and Tinder 10-Year Pullover


$118
 

This style put Flint and Tinder (and then Huckberry) on the map, and it’s easy to see why.

It’s guaranteed for 10 years minimum, and it’s made in America from sturdy fleece fabric, finished off with classic details like raglan sleeve stitching for mobility and an expert fit.

Black goes with anything, but it’s wearable in plenty of other colors.





Best Heavyweight Hoodie

American Giant Classic Full Zip Hoodie


$138
 

They don’t quite make ‘em like they used to, unless the brand in question is American Giant.

The company focuses intensely on American-made production, along with sourcing materials domestically, and it all comes together in this standout hoodie.

It’s thick enough to wear underneath a canvas jacket on a brisk morning, and durable enough to last through most anything.





Best Work Hoodie

Carhartt Loose Fit Full Zip Sweatshirt


$55
 

If you want to talk about one of the best black hoodies in terms of go-anywhere, true workwear performance, Carhartt deserves your attention.

The brand’s full zip sweatshirt is made from a stretch cotton blend for easy layering, with tough hardware and a large hoodie meant for layering up in extreme conditions.





Best Inexpensive Hoodie

Champion Powerblend Fleece Hoodie


$37
 

Speaking of Champion: I still remember cold winter days growing up in Michigan, when I’d sort through my dad’s closet to find his ultra-cozy Champion hoodie.

It’s been a favorite brand since then, with the kind of reliability, affordability and classic design that defies the decades. If you want a starter hoodie made to last, this is it.





Best Workout Hoodie

Vuori Coronado Hoodie


$138
 

With hundreds of positive reviews, it’s not hard to see why Vuori has knocked it out of the park with its training-ready Coronado Hoodie.

Vuori is a favorite brand here at WERD, thanks to its proprietary stretch fabric. That makes it an easy choice as a workout or warm-up hoodie, particularly when paired with Vuori sweatpants or gym shorts.





Best Splurge Hoodie

James Perse Vintage French Terry Zip-Up Hoodie


$225
 

Recall what we said about the best black hoodies offering up all sorts of options, from rugged and workwear-minded to soft and ultra-luxe?

This James Perse hoodie is the second of those two, with a lived-in feel out of the box as if you’ve had it for years. It’s the ultimate casual style splurge.






Reigning Champ Midweight Terry Classic Hoodie


$150
 

The first time I tried on a Reigning Champ hoodie, I was blown away. The fabric was thick and sturdy but easy to move around in, with a soft-to-the-touch feel.

It was warm enough for outdoor pursuits but plenty comfortable as I bellied up to the bar, and it was highly versatile. The same holds true today.






Proof Trail Grid Fleece Full Zip Hoodie


$111
 

A full-zip hoodie, with its customizable fit, is an ideal layer for active outdoor pursuits, and Proof designed its Trail Grid Fleece with precisely that in mind.

The grid fleece design offers lightweight insulation as well as moisture-wicking properties, while zip pockets and a handy hood ensure storage and functionality from trail to town and back.






Tracksmith Trackhouse Sweatshirt


$120
 

The hoodie is an athletic staple dating back decades, pioneered by brands like Champion and then perfected in modern times by vintage-turned-21st-century upstarts like Tracksmith.

This is a classic take on the “team-issued hoodie,” made from a durable heavyweight cotton for cool morning runs and post-workout lounging.






Joe USA Hoodie


$32
 

Remember what we said about the best men’s hoodies, especially in black, being simple and no-nonsense? This durable, highly affordable hoodie epitomizes that to a T, made from a cotton-poly blend for comfort and stretch, and then featuring a pill-resistant finish. That means this hoodie offers some serious bang for your buck.






Todd Snyder Midweight Popover Hoodie


$138
 

American designer Todd Snyder has quite a lot to say about the return of the stylish hoodie. He partnered up with Champion more than a decade ago to give the hoodie a heritage-focused refresh, and it’s now a major fan favorite.

This is a luxurious splurge that you can even wear with a tailored topcoat for high-low style.





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