Why Do Some People Wear American Flag Hoodies?

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Although hoods have been part of various cultural wardrobes for centuries, the hooded sweatshirt has only been around since the early 1930s in America, and people have been embracing this versatile garment ever since. Popping up everywhere, from red-carpet venues to neighborhood hang-outs, the hoodie is a popular fashion staple that now seems firmly embedded in American fashion and pop culture.

An American flag hooded sweatshirt creates a physical representation of the actual flag and patriotic pride that can be worn for all to see. Since the 1950s, people have been wearing flags on their clothing, an American flag pin, or an American flag graphic to show support, protest, or broadcast their political affiliations.

Fashion Phenomenon

A hoodie’s original style and form can be traced back to Medieval Europe. During those times, monks wore a hooded cowl attached to their cassocks or tunics with a hooded cape for inclement weather. Throughout the years, this garment has adapted to become a style champion, worn for all but the most formal or glamorous occasions.

A patriotic hoodie is a smart fashion choice for a patriot’s wardrobe and provides several functional benefits.

  • A patriotic hoodie provides warmth on cold days when a thicker overcoat is too warm.
  • An American flag hoodie is less restrictive than wearing several heavy outer layers.
  • Patriotic hoodies allow an easy transition from outdoors to indoors and don’t need the storage space a large coat requires.
  • American flag hoodies and sweatshirts are easy to pack for travel and don’t wrinkle in transit.


The Buffalo Plaid Flag Women’s Hoodie mixes functional, ultra-soft, and cozy tri-blend fleece with a country-chic Buffalo plaid flag graphic. The 100% American-made pullover is perfect for fall or winter nights to cuddle up next to a roaring fire or venture out for some cool weather fun.

Hoodies Through History

Initially, the modern hooded pullover was developed as part of a cold-weather uniform for U.S. workers. In the cold New York warehouses of the early 1930s, workers needed a garment that they could move in easily but still protect them from the bone-chilling temperatures.


Since then, the hoodie has become a soft and comfortable alternative to thick overcoats and tight-fitting, restrictive cold-weather gear. The Men’s American Flag Patch Hoodie has a FF logo graphic on the chest and has a removable Velcro 3.75"x2.5" American flag patch on the right shoulder sleeve. This Army green, ultra-soft, tri-blend fleece hoodie will keep you warm on even the coldest days and nights.

Showing National Pride

During the 1950s, wearing an American flag emblem on clothing began to grow in popularity due to greater political interest and involvement on the part of the American public. Since then, American-themed clothing has inspired even exclusive designers such as Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger.


From the FF brand on the left chest, the reverse side flag on the right sleeve, to the distressed, vertical American flag on the back, the ultra-soft, tri-blend, Vertical Flag Pullover Hoodie states loud and clear that you’re a flag-flying Patriot, through and through.

Patriotic Comfort

Many people wonder if wearing American flag apparel violates the flag code. Wearing an American flag hooded sweatshirt means you’re only wearing a representation of the flag.

All our men’s and women’s patriotic t-shirts, tanks, and American flag casual wear are 100% American-made, from the knitting of the fabric to the customized, itch-free tags. We also pride ourselves on finding and partnering with other United States small businesses to produce every American flag hoodie, patriotic shirt, and all our accessories.


The Women’s American Flag Patch Camo Hoodie features a cozy, woodland camouflage pattern on a soft, brushed fleece, double-layered hood pullover. The 3.75"x2.5" velcro American flag patch on the sleeve can be interchanged with a 2"x3" patch.

American-Made Flag Apparel

Wearing American flag apparel is a Patriot’s way of honoring our nation and its values; an American flag hoodie is a window to our patriotism and morality. Freedom Fatigues is an American lifestyle apparel company dedicated to producing American-made, patriotic clothing and American flag apparel.

Freedom Fatigues is a Veteran/LEO-owned and operated company. We are committed to raising awareness of cumulative PTSD and hero suicide, as well as giving back to non-profits that do the same.