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.
Using this item
Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.