The Hooded garment stemed back to the middle ages where monks would wear hoods as a part of their uniform.
"The Carmelite monk wears the Holy Habit as an external sign of his complete consecration to God in the Vows of Obedience, Chastity and Poverty. The Holy Habit becomes for him a constant reminder that he is called to imitate the Blessed Virgin Mary; he, like a soldier, is clothed in the armor of the habit as he bravely does battle for God and for souls."It then became a uniform in the modern day when champion brought out hoodies for industry workers that worked in cold conditions like frozen food warehouses and such.
Hoodies then became popular in the 1970s with the hip hop scene and are still very popular today, in R&B and generally everywhere.
Interveiw: Helen Jones
Why do you like wearing hoodies? : "They make me feel comfy and secure, when it rains its really easy to just wack up the hood."
Would you say you are a violent person? : "No! Not violent at all. Never had a fight in my life!"
When you see people in hoodies with their hoods up, what is your immediate reaction? : If they are boys, I walk faster. One person is ok, but a big group is intimidating.
Do you think not being able to see someones face is intimidating? : Yes.
If you had the choice would you ban hoodies? : God no! It's just the way they're worn. Hoods should be down in a public place though."I'm fed up with politicians, government people, toffs, people who own shopping centres having a problem with the hoodies. Hoodies have been about for years and no-one has kicked up a fuss until now, so I just want to put an end to all the palaver that's going on." Lady Sovreign
It's just the way they're worn!....
"ANONYMITY AND AGGRESSION
Philip Zimbardo took the Milgram experiment one stage further. In 1969 he set up an experiment in which female subjects were asked to monitor a task and give electric shocks to people who failed. This time, half of the subjects wore hoods and lab coats so that they could not be identified. The other half wore regular clothing. The hooded subjects issued electric shocks of twice the duration as the regularly dressed group. The conclusion is that anonymity leads to even greater deindividuation. Analysis of data in other situations where anonymity is found, whether the violent acts of masked paramilitaries or internet flaming and trolling by people using pseudonyms, has come to a similar conclusion."