Let’s face it, you aren’t Head Boy anymore. Head of Sales, Head of Marketing or Head Shelf Stacker maybe, but not Head Boy. So, slip off that university hoody, take it outside, read its last rites and bury it. Deep, deep in the ground. The only person that cares you went to Oxford is your mum.
Let’s not be hasty, there’s no need to banish jersey entirely just yet. Compete with the big boys in a simple sweatshirt, sans logos. A crew neck boasts more versatility than a hoody from a styling point of view; grey, navy or black sweatshirts can be made casual Friday-appropriate with a white button-down and slim tailored trouser, or pub-appropriate with a white tee and pair of slim jeans.
Again, Uniqlo is tough to trump on budget jersey basics, but Albam, Acne Studios and A.P.C. take this wardrobe mainstay to a more premium level. A plain, well-fitted hoodie still has its place though: “Where you went to uni should no longer define you,” says Philips. “However, a plain, fitted hoodie is still a stylish weekend choice when teamed with slim jeans.”