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A hoodie is a sweatshirt or a jacket with a hood. Hoodies often include a muff sewn onto the lower front, and usually a drawstring to adjust the hood opening. Hooded garments have been a documented part of men's and women's wear for centuries. Its appearance was known in England at least as early as the 12th century, possibly an import with the Norman conquest of England , as the capa was "a short hooded cloak which was common in Normandy. The hooded sweatshirt is a utilitarian garment that originated in the s in the US for workers in cold New York warehouses.