The Hurley Weezer hoodie. Available at (and image from) pacsun.com

I love hoodies.

If you want to be gangster, you just wear a black hoodie and cover 1/2 your face with a hood.  If you want to have some street cred, simply wear a hoodie underneath your leather jacket.  If you want to stay warm, just get a hoodie with some thick and cushy lining.

You can get them at a bargain basement price or you can get them from places you have to take out a second mortgage.

You can get them dark or you can get them light.  You can get them thick or you can get them thin.

You can get them anywhere in between.

But the most important thing is: you should get one for yourself to add to your fashion essentials.

ESM

To create Essential Style for Men, mix 2 parts petrol, 1 part secret agent, 1 part rock and roll, 1 part hip-hop and a shot of tequila in a shaker with ice and vigorously shake for 20 seconds. Pour into a martini glass rimmed with explosives and have a supermodel serve for all your friends to enjoy.