Imperial is well-known for our high-quality hats that help you look good and feel good while you’re out on the course, the slopes or the beach. And we’ve never sacrificed quality in the pursuit of new and exciting products. That’s why we’re so excited by our new collection of Imperial fleece hoodies and sweatshirts. 

But before we let the cat out of the bag, let’s start at the beginning. What’s so iconic about these cold-weather essentials?

The Remarkable Evolution of Sweatshirts

Sweatshirts have long been a wardrobe staple, donned by sports stars, celebrities, students and everyday folks across the decades. But have you ever wondered about their origins?

Back in 1926, Benjamin Russell Jr., a footballer for the Alabama Crimson Tide, conceived the idea for an all-cotton practice jersey. This innovative jersey aimed to provide superior comfort and durability compared to the itchy wool jerseys commonly worn at the time.

Collaborating with his father, who owned a knitting company, they birthed the first sweatshirt: a loose-fitting, collarless pullover adorned with a V-notch at the neck. Athletes embraced it and it swiftly became a must-have in sportswear fashion.

The sweatshirt has since transformed, giving rise to various styles like hooded sweatshirts (hoodies), zip-up sweatshirts, crew neck sweatshirts and more.

Moreover, the sweatshirt has become a canvas for personal expression and affiliation, with universities, sports teams, brands and social movements imprinting their names and logos onto them.

Notably, the sweatshirt became an emblem of youthful rebellion and hip-hop culture in the 1970s and 1980s, thanks to its appearances in iconic movies like Rocky and endorsement by artists such as Run-DMC.

Even today, the sweatshirt remains a versatile and trendy garment accessible to individuals of all ages.

Unlocking the Power of Fleece in Outerwear

Let’s chat about fleece, a popular material in sweatshirt production. Crafted from polyester fibers, fleece boasts a soft and fluffy texture akin to sheep’s wool. It offers a range of benefits, including:

Durability: Fleece holds up well, enduring numerous washes and wears without losing its shape or texture.

Rapid Drying: It wicks moisture away from the skin and dries swiftly, making it perfect for outdoor activities and drizzly days.

Affordability: Fleece is cost-effective to produce and purchase, ensuring accessibility for all.

Sensory Pleasure: This fabric is incredibly soft and gentle to the touch, lacking the slippery feel 

Hypoallergenic: Fleece doesn’t trigger allergies, making it suitable for those with sensitive skin or allergies.

Lightweight Insulation: Despite its lightness, fleece provides warmth and insulation without adding bulk or weight.

Given its versatility and sturdiness, it’s no surprise that fleece is a go-to choice for crafting snug and comfy outerwear. And that’s precisely why we’re diving headfirst into the fleece frenzy.

Say Hello to The New Fleece Hoodie Collection From Imperial

If you’re looking for some of the best fleece hoodies on the market, look no further than the new Imperial fleece hoodie collection. Our new sweatshirt collection features some of the most comfortable and stylish fleece hoodies, sweatshirts and pullovers you’ll ever wear. Here are some of our favorites.

The Alpine Fleece Hoodie

This is the ultimate fleece hoodie that combines comfort, warmth and style. It has a classic fit with a kangaroo pocket, ribbed cuffs and hem and a drawstring hood. 

This fleece pullover hoodie comes in multiple colors, including black, navy, charcoal, heather grey, burgundy and oatmeal. And it’s customizable too! Turn this cozy hoodie into the personalized sweatshirt of your dreams.

The Bonfire Fleece Crewneck

This is a cozy and casual fleece sweatshirt that has a crew neck, raglan sleeves and a ribbed collar, cuffs and hem. Similar to its hoodie counterpart, this crewneck comes in multiple colors, minus burgundy and can be personalized with one of our unique designs or an image of your choosing. 

All of our fleece hoodies are made from 100% premium materials that are soft, warm and durable. They’re also machine washable and easy to care for. Whether you’re hitting the golf course, hiking the trails or relaxing at home, you’ll love wearing these fleece hoodies from Imperial.

How to Pair Your Fleece Hoodie with Some of the Coolest Hats from Imperial

One of the best things about fleece hoodies is that they can be paired with almost any hat to create a cool and cozy look. Imperial has some of the coolest hats in the market, ranging from classic caps to trendy beanies. Here are some of our suggestions on how to pair your fleece hoodie with some of the coolest hats from Imperial:

The Lumberjack Corduroy Rope Cap

This is a vintage-inspired cap with a corduroy crown, a rope detail on the front and a snapback closure. It also has an embroidered patch on the front highlighting an axe paired with a red and black flannel pattern, giving vibes reminiscent of a weekend spent at a cozy log cabin.

This cap, which is an essential part of our Keep Warm Collection,  is perfect for adding some texture and contrast to your fleece hoodie. Try pairing it with the Imperial Fleece Hoodie in oatmeal or charcoal for a rustic and cozy look.

Shop the Lumberjack Corduroy Rope Cap

The Downhill Original Rope Cap

This is a fun and eye-catching cap that has a ski-themed patch on the front, a rope detail on the brim and an adjustable slide buckle closure. Simple, clean and fun, this hat is perfect for your next ski trip.

This cap is great for adding some flair and personality to your fleece hoodie. Try pairing it with the Imperial Fleece Crewneck in navy or black for a sporty and playful look.

Shop the Downhill Original Rope Cap

How to Customize Your Own Hats and Pullovers with Imperial’s DIY Tool

If you want to make your fleece hoodie or hat even more unique and personal, you can customize your own hats and pullovers with Imperial’s design tool. Our customization tool lets you choose from hundreds of styles, colors, fabrics, logos, patches, embroidery options and more. Whether you want a golf visor showcasing your favorite state flower or a rope cap donning a funky snack item, we’ve got you covered.

But the personalization doesn’t stop there.

You can also upload your own logo or artwork to create your own custom design. Whether you want to create a hat or pullover for yourself, your team, your club or even your special event, you can do it with us.

Imperial Can Help You Look Cool & Stay Cozy All Year Long

Fleece hoodies are one of the best choices when the temperature starts to drop. But an additional layer can always be a good idea even during the warmer months. 

Sweatshirts are a versatile garment essential for all wardrobes, making them a great choice for anyone who loves outdoor adventures or just cozying up at home.

Looking for your next statement fleece hoodie? Your search ends here.