Story: City styles

Hoodie wearers, Wellington, 1999

Hoodie wearers, Wellington, 1999

Four teenagers, three of them wearing hoodies, wait at a Wellington bus stop in 1999. Hooded sweatshirts (‘hoodies’) became a favourite with young urban people in the 1990s and 2000s. Some people came to associate them with criminal activity because the garments were sometimes worn with the hoods up to commit offences like burglary. Most hoodie wearers were law-abiding though, and wore them because they were fashionable and warm.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1999/1357/31A
Photograph by John Nicholson

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Kerryn Pollock, 'City styles - City fashion', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 July 2022)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 11 Mar 2010