You might be wondering: Where did that alleged fraudster Martin Shkreli get the grey hoodie he was sporting on his perp walk in New York City this morning? A forensic analysis of various photos taken today (some of which captured the word “CARGO” pressed into the hoodie’s metal zipper fob) pointed us to the following hoodie sold by the New York-based sports retailer Modell’s: The Cargo Mens Full Zip Hoodie in Light Grey.* It is also available in a “big mens” version, for the big mens in your life.
Yoga apparel purveyor Lululemon has recalled more than 300,000 elastic drawstrings in its hoodies and jackets after the strings kept snapping back and flinging their plastic or metal tips into women’s faces. Women walking around in death traps and they don’t even know it! There have been seven reported victims of the hoodie attacks so far. Lululemon assures the public their injuries were “not serious” (but maybe stop wearing these totally safe and comfy hoodies anyway).
Billionaire Mark Zuckerberg, who sells your private information for profit, was recently asked about his sartorial philosophy during a Facebook town hall—more specifically, why does the precocious genius behind the foremost destination for social networking choose to wear such simple, humble threads every day when he could be blinged out in bespoke sharkskin suits and a diamond necklace that reads "IKNOWEVERYTHINGBOUTUBITCH"?
Above, on the right, you can see the hoodie that Trayvon Martin was wearing the night he was shot and killed by George Zimmerman. On the left his his shirt, on which a bloodstain is clearly visible. Prosecutors released the photographs today along with documents detailing the Sanford police response to Martin's death; among them include a statement from lead investigator Christopher Serino holding that Zimmerman "profiled the unarmed teen because he was wearing a hooded sweatshirt, not because he was black." [WTSP]
The Daily Show returned from a week off just in time to weigh in on the latest developments in the Trayvon Martin case and the latest ways that the cable news networks are handling the situation. Turns out they've been listening to racist snippets of George Zimmerman's 911 call and wearing solidarity hoodies. But still, none of it is as shocking to Stewart as the fact that Zimmerman is yet to be charged with anything.
The internet was abuzz with outrage yesterday after comments national joke Geraldo Rivera made on Fox & Friends. In response to the murder of Trayvon Martin, he reflected, "I think the hoodie is as much responsible for Trayvon Martin's death as George Zimmerman was." The angry response he unleashed was warranted, but it's worth taking a look at what Geraldo was trying to say — and why he's full of shit.
This morning on Fox & Friends, Geraldo Rivera said unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin's choice to wear a hooded sweatshirt in public "is as much responsible for Trayvon Martin's death as George Zimmerman was." He used the example of "a dark skinned kid like my son Cruz, who I constantly yelled at when he was going out wearing a damn hoodie or those pants around his ankles."
Once upon a time there was hip hop clothing, worn by hip hop heads. As hip hop's popularity grew, that evolved into the nebulous "streetwear" category, worn not only by hip hop heads, but by everyone from downtown club kids to secretly rich trust fund hipster kids to skateboard rats. It's all a big mess! And all that crossing over amongst the formerly well-established, segregated categories of identity has inspired streetwear makers like LRG [via Satchel of Gravel] to do something totally uncalled for: create hoodies with built-in masks, in a misguided attempt at edginess that succeeds only in evoking the villains in the Karate Kid movie. The last straw? The newest one, featuring a wolf motif, complete with ears. Too much. Proof: These three mask hoodies, in ascending order of un-necessity: