Betabrand’s Audiophile Fashion Freak Out!


 San Francisco online clothing company Betabrand that releases new products every day and crowdsources design ideas and photography from customers latest hoodie breaks the Sound Barrier, Crowdfunding Barrier.

1200percentYou probably never thought you’d be needing fashion tips to listen to your favorite music …but…What do you wear if you are a super cool audio engineer working at a sound board all day? Mondo headphone fans, you can now rock out with your hoods up, thanks to Betabrand’s new Audio Engineer’s hoodie. The hood’s flanks are fabricated out of speaker cloth, enabling owners to wear headphones atop uber-cool hooded heads, with no fear of acoustic interference.


The hoodie is designed by audio engineer Nic Pope, who released it on Betabrand’s crowd design platform last week.    Fans have funded it to over twice it’s goal and interest continues to spike as audiophiles flock to his invention.

In addition to the accoustically transparent hood, music fans will appreciate a slew of details designed by Mr. Pope:

  • Twin kangaroo pockets, with headphone pass-through holes.
  • Internal pull-out wiring diagram.
  • Loop to clips your multi-tool/drum key on.
  • Cassette liner.

According to Betabrand founder Chris Lindland, “Headphones are now trending to be the size of personal pizzas.  Thanks to Nic’s invention, hood-size doesn’t have to keep pace.”

This is one of hundreds of crowd-designed concepts now featured on Betabrand.com — an apparel machine that rapidly prototypes and sells the newest design ideas from all over.

Since launching in 2010, Betabrand has released a host of Internet fashion hits, including Dress Pant Yoga Pants,  Executive Hoodies , Gay Jeans, Sock Insurance,  Bike to Work Pants, and Dress Pant Sweatpants.

One response to “Betabrand’s Audiophile Fashion Freak Out!”

  1. Cy Prian Avatar

    Nice gear, but you really don’t have to wear something cool. to be a cool audio engineer.