Do you think its just certain brands of hoodies that attract attention?
I hardly wear them, but Ive just bought an expensive Duffer hoodie, which I would like to wear without being portrayed as a thug!
The Duffer of St George isnt a "chav" brand, quite the opposite actually. So can I assume I wont be put in this catorgory if I do choose to wear it in a public place?
The hoodie-chav connection seems to be a very English thing. In Scotland, our neds wear tracksuit tops, bright (usually white) outdoor sports jackets (Helly Hanson or whatever and that sort of thing), football shirts etc. If they want to obscure their faces, a cap and scarf combination is usually used.
Hoodies are the preserve of students who find them easy to throw on in the morning and realise that they don't require regular washing. In fact, almost every Scottish Uni produces hoodies with the arms of the Uni and usually some printing on it showing club membership, residence halls or whatever.