Hoodstore by Hood Couture Review & Wish List (2021)
Another men’s streetwear brand to catch my attention on Instagram is Hoodstore by Hood Couture. Similar to Deception Toronto in Canada (check out my review and wish list for them), Hoodstore by Hood Couture brings European-inspired streetwear here to the United States. In fact, a lot of their clothes look like they came from European streetwear brands, including brands I already shop at and even wrote reviews for.
After making a couple of purchases, I do like this brand. In this review, I will share in detail my experience with Hoodstore. At the end of this review is my wish list, which displays pieces I recommend checking out.
According to their website, Hoodstore by Hood Couture is a worldwide supplier of men’s streetwear fashion. Born in 2012 and based here in the United States, their mission is to “deliver the world with the latest quality trends at affordable prices for everyone.” They strive to bridge the gaps between modern and vintage fashion, in addition to alternative and urban styles.
I first came across Hoodstore on Instagram through a pair of jeans that are part of one of their collections. The collection is HXXD Paris, and they did have their own Instagram. First assuming HXXD Paris is the official brand, further research tells that it is just the name of one of their collections. Other collections Hoodstore had at the time are Camolteni Milani and Tvtism.
The first pair of jeans from Hoodstore I come across is their Double Striped Track Jeans in Black and Yellow. I like them because they are a unique pair of the increasingly popular ripped track jeans design. Instead of one side stripe on both legs like Lakenzie Menswear’s track jeans for example (check out my review for them), Hoodstore’s track jeans have two stripes on the legs.
Originally, I want to purchase these jeans first because they are a unique alternative to the Lakenzie track jeans I already own. However, they always sold out every time I was ready to buy. Also, personal finance issues prevented me from buying when the jeans were available. Now, Hoodstore no longer sells them.
Other original favorites include Hoodstore’s Double Stripe Track Jeans V1 in both Blue/White and Gray/White, in addition to their Desert Storm Jeans in Blue. To be clear, their V2 jeans are ripped at the knees, while V1 jeans are not ripped at all. I did not care for their track pants. However, I am strongly considering some of their t-shirts and jackets.
Since I could never purchase the Double Stripe Track Jeans V2 in Black and Yellow, I end up buying the Light Gray and White ones. Despite not being my preferred color scheme, I still love these jeans so much. Overall, they are perfect for slim men like me. In fact, I especially like how they fit on my calves. Also, they stretch well to conform to my movement, which helps make them feel comfortable overall.
Satisfied with my first purchase, I decide to look into their shirt collection next. In terms of colors and graphic design, just about all of their shirts are basic. However, Hoodstore makes up for this by getting creative with their shirt’s physical features and material. They sell t-shirts with velour material, t-shirts with hoods, longline shirts, scalloped bottom, double-layered, t-shirts with zippers, and even front pockets.
My next order would include the Scalloped T-shirt with Side Zipper in Charcoal and the Stripe Track T-Shirt in Red. Overall, I am pretty satisfied with these two shirts. However, I did make a mistake by ordering these shirts in a medium when I should have ordered them in a small. This has absolutely nothing with Hoodstore, again I like the shirts. At the time, I thought I was still a size medium, despite actively exercising. One day, when I noticed how much my body has toned up and improved, the size mistake could not be more apparent.
So far, I have not had any issues with Hoodstore’s shipping. All of my items have arrived about a week after placing my orders. Yes, I am from the United States where Hoodstore is based. However, I have online shopped at plenty of U.S.-based stores that have bad shipping service before.
As far as international shipping, Hoodstore ships their products to over 225 countries. On their website, they boast about how they can ship in express to all of these countries at the best rates.
Hoodstore continues to expand their collection with more items catching my attention. Now considered ‘Hood Couture’, first, they have basic ‘Hood Couture’ branded t-shirts. Second, also included in their Hood Couture collection are new track pants with a unique design. Except for one pair, their new track pants do not have the basic single stripe doing down one or both sides of the legs design we are all used to. Finally, they have a new pair of khaki green cargo pants I want.
Overall, I am very pleased to have discovered Hoodstore. I admire the creativity this brand has, plus the time and energy they put in every aspect of the overall experience with them. The direction this men’s streetwear brand is heading is certainly a positive one. I look forward to continuing to support them on whatever they release next. Check out my official Hoodstore Wish List below to see all of their products I recommend. Also, leave a comment below my Hoodstore Wish List on what you think or send me a message.
Hoodstore Wish List
Thank you for checking out my official wish list for men’s streetwear brand Hoodstore by Hood Couture. I created and update this wish list via the social media platform Pinterest. This board features all Hoodstore clothes I personally would like to own and recommend to you. Also, featured here are photos of me from my Portfolio wearing Hoodstore gear I already own.
To be clear, I am not an official affiliate or brand ambassador of Hoodstore. This means I will not receive any compensation for purchases made via these Pinterest links. This section is included because I personally support Hoodstore’s brand. I want to showcase what they have to offer for anyone looking to add or revamp their style.