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  • steven crawford,

    I used to think they were quite cool.

    So did I, but thats under revision since I looked at the link.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 2807 posts Report Reply

  • steven crawford,

    Rob, after my review, I can say they are back to being cool. Snorkel jacket's

    Snorkel jackets are very popular within Hip Hop culture being worn by both men and women.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 2807 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia,

    Pants, dude. Remember pants.

    Screw pants -- flat fronts are all very well if you're well hung and haven't had an ounce of fat between belly button and knee since the Carter Administration. Some of us need some well-tailored hiding places. :)

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12073 posts Report Reply

  • Samuel Scott,

    the film Superbad madew me want to wear more hoodies. Although I have eyeballing the lams wool ones from Mandatory which don't reall count in the tough kid scheme of things.

    South Wellington • Since Feb 2008 • 305 posts Report Reply

  • James Green,

    I like the Springstein, but I'm still a fan of the HLAH cover...

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 691 posts Report Reply

  • Jane Treadwell,

    I like that Juha linked to the Homepage Hall of Shame from his blog on ... Stuff.

    Just wish our NZ news home pages would think about PDA/Blackberry users and follow the model of the BBC. I can, and do, read the BBC website on my Blackberry having selected the PDA version. FREE OF CHARGE (ie the BBC doesn't make me pay unlike Granny H)!!

    Stuff and NZ Herald just have loads and loads of links and advertising at the beginning and an annoying slow download speed - anyone discovered a better way of reading them on the small screen?

    Singapore • Since Nov 2007 • 9 posts Report Reply

  • Islander,

    Now listen little mate of the 'over-30 sad douchebag comment': I wear hoodies throughout winter. They are Glowing Skies merino hoodies- they are warming, from your arse to the top of your head. They are necessary (especially if you live in my kind of weatherzone.) They are *not* the sole province of disaffected yoof, real or wannabee. And I have been wearing hoodies for nearly 20 years-

    OT but somehow relevant- I put a comment on Poneke's website early last night when he announced he was closing down for a while. When I next checked in, there were 26 mainly supportive grieving & positive comments. This morning, I couldnt access the site at all (despite trying to get a username at Wordpress...) I stink with his comment, and my final comment 'Ka kite ano."

    I do hope so.

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Islander,

    O shite - put 2 errors down to hoodie-overheated head-

    -comment should be excluded from the single quote marks on the first line,
    and I really *stick* with Poneke's comment in the penultimate line-

    (throws off hood of hoodie: succumbs to hypothermia.)

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark,

    Now listen little mate of the 'over-30 sad douchebag comment': I wear hoodies throughout winter. They are Glowing Skies merino hoodies- they are warming, from your arse to the top of your head. They are necessary (especially if you live in my kind of weatherzone.) They are *not* the sole province of disaffected yoof, real or wannabee. And I have been wearing hoodies for nearly 20 years-

    My sentiments, exactly. I'm wearing a hoodie. I like hoodies. (I'm assuming by hoodie, one means a sweatshirt with a hood?) I work with little people, and this necessitates me spending a good deal of my week outside. Therefore, at this particular time of year, a warm sweatshirt with a hood is a must, I find. But then I've never been one to be told what people my age should wear. I still wear leggings from time to time too - I rather fancy my legs, even if no-one else does.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3123 posts Report Reply

  • steven crawford,

    Stuff and NZ Herald just have loads and loads of links and advertising at the beginning and an annoying slow download speed - anyone discovered a better way of reading them on the small screen?

    But lets not forget, their in the business of selling big old newspapers. Speaking of which, what really pisses me of are dumb-arse cafe patron's, that don't supply, the daily rag on the house, nicely stapled together.

    Sorry but I haven't from recovered from my 'Anorak' wearing episode.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 2807 posts Report Reply

  • steven crawford,

    But my dyslexia is abating, gradually.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 2807 posts Report Reply

  • Shep Cheyenne,

    I've drunken with a few anoraks (while under age 20) and if you want the engine & car schedules, toll will give them to you - you don't have to wait in the rain and count as they go through. I do believe you, that Toll gets it wrong and some of the cars are different from time to time.

    Since Oct 2007 • 927 posts Report Reply

  • steven crawford,

    I do believe you, that Toll gets it wrong and some of the cars are different from time to time.

    That's correct, some one form central government really needs to check it out.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 2807 posts Report Reply

  • samuel walker,

    Rob, after my review, I can say they are back to being cool. Snorkel jacket's

    Snorkel jackets are very popular within Hip Hop culture being worn by both men and women.

    i consider snorkel jackets to be one of the few items that some how manage to transcend the confines of fashionability. they are timeless like the blue spinny box.

    heed my words though:

    never



    ever




    ever wear one fully zipped up in the same city as Harold from the Picassos. therapy aint cheap my friends. it aint cheap.

    Since Nov 2006 • 203 posts Report Reply

  • robbery,

    95bFM's Jose Barbosa interviewed me recently for a retrospective on New Zealand's first dedicated music channel, Max TV.

    Cry TV, New Zealand's first 24-hour music channel, went to air in Christchurch in 1993, closely followed by Max TV in Auckland.

    never let the facts get in the way of a good story. what was wrong with auckland's first?

    new zealand • Since May 2007 • 1882 posts Report Reply

  • David Hamilton,

    Hoodies are like great big hugs that last all day. People who see them as intimidating markers of youth delinquency should be stood out on the beach in a wellington winter for five minutes then given a big thick one. Then they will understand.

    Hamiltron • Since Nov 2006 • 111 posts Report Reply

  • Gerrit Bearda,

    Seen recently at Sylvia Park Shoppping Centre.

    Man with hoodie up being accosted by a security guard into lowering it from the top of his head.

    Just as a burka wearing muslim lady walked past.

    Is the burka the ultimate hoodie?

    Auckland • Since May 2008 • 1 posts Report Reply

  • Ben Austin,

    I purchased a hoody specially when I moved to London, after all, I want to show the natives that I embrace their culture wholeheartedly. Plus it looks kind of neat with my mustache.

    I've yet to be harassed by the police or mall security guards despite my frequent loitering and lollygagging.

    London • Since Nov 2006 • 897 posts Report Reply

  • dubmugga,

    re: snorkels. I have a brown one with orange lining which i love to death and wear over my brown fubu hoodie for that *authentic* hiphop look...haha

    the back of your mind • Since Nov 2006 • 257 posts Report Reply

  • paulalambert,

    At the Hep C Awareness event in Christchurch today there were several likely-looking Public Address readers. It was a fairly calm and sunny good day, finished off very nicely by 45 minutes of The Chills. Noone there was wearing a snorkel though, pity LOL it would have added to the occasion, every other style was represented. People suffering with Hep C seem to be a wide cross-section of the community.

    I am nowhere near my teens but wear a hoodie quite often, its great; keeps the top of my back extra warm in marginal weather, so no need to continually drag a scarf around.

    chch • Since Dec 2006 • 107 posts Report Reply

  • Kracklite,

    Hoodies are like great big hugs that last all day. People who see them as intimidating markers of youth delinquency should be stood out on the beach in a wellington winter for five minutes then given a big thick one. Then they will understand.

    Never worn a hoodie myself, but I noticed quite jarringly as a symptom of a usually quite dapper friend's peaking mental illness, a tendency to wear hoodies and dark glasses. Now, not to suggest that hoodies per se are symptomatic of depression and anxiety disorder (been there myself, no T-shirt, but I do have the little red pills still), they may be ameliorative - cutting out the increasing ambient blare and chatter of the world with a day-long hug... which may say something about the corners youth are finding themselves painted into. True, they are (allegedly, as a class) addicted to cellphones, multitasking, tagging and suchlike, but that's controlled semiology.

    A former colleague commented unsympathetically once on the "numbing" behaviours characteristic of her students and I wonder if the hoodie is one such.

    That sullenness attributed to hooded youth might be something much sadder.

    The Library of Babel • Since Nov 2007 • 981 posts Report Reply

  • Islander,

    -senstive post Kracklite, and agreed, all kinds of thibngs (clothes et al)
    can be subdued cries of distress/indicaors of alienation BUT
    -like a lot of Swandri garments-there are entirely practical reasons for
    their adoption also.

    I am not a fashion follower (this is right up there with stating I am not religious!) but my clothing - reguardless of ANY fashion context- is *always* practical, comfortable, easy-to-wear...

    hence. my hoodie collection-

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Che Tibby,

    I am not a fashion follower (this is right up there with stating I am not religious!) but my clothing - reguardless of ANY fashion context- is *always* practical, comfortable, easy-to-wear...

    personally? i've always considered fashion an opportunity to make the vacuous relevant. </intellectual snobbery>

    the back of an envelope • Since Nov 2006 • 2026 posts Report Reply

  • Don Christie,

    Parkers...

    They were the thing. I had a fake one as a kid. The real ones had rabbit fur round the hood.

    In a fight they were a debilitating accessory. Your opponent simply had to drag the long hood over your head and administer a good kicking shortly afterwards.

    Put me off getting into fights though. Well, that and a hight challenged physique.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1620 posts Report Reply

  • steven crawford,

    What does wearing latitudinal strips say about youth with intellect?

    Picture this, Astoria cafe in Wellington is an above middle aged civil servant's courtyard. metaphorically speaking, but loaded with innuendo. The dress code is strictly black with the occasional red fleck. The semiology arguably, has its foundations rooted in 1960s Typography.

    Helvetica What does it say about todays oldies?

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 2807 posts Report Reply

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