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"Oh what is it about you that makes me so jolly?
Is it your fifty cotton or your fifty poly?"
Hoodies have come a long way from Sandlers red hooded sweatshirt days.
Now we have zippers, we have different fabrics, and a range of colours from which to choose.
Im writing this column in a navy blue velour-type hoodie. Its not too big, or too small. Its not too bulky, or too thin. Its just right.
Is it my favourite hooded sweatshirt? Thats a tough one.
Ive got a really cozy pink hoodie. I have a nice crisp white one too. And of course, Ive got a handful of the traditional sweatshirt hoodies and feel the same way about them as Sandler does out his red hooded sweatshirt. I love them. Hard to pick a favourite and even harder to imagine a country would want to ban this wardrobe staple.
My boyfriend has a grey hooded sweatshirt that he rarely takes off. He wears it to work where it gets dusty and sometimes dirty. With a little shake, the hoodie is good to go for dinner and drinks. He wears it reno-ing in the house. He wears it walking the dog. He wears it camping. He wears it in the rain. He sometimes wears it skiing.
He gets mad when I dare ask if I can wash the hoodie thats how much he loves his grey hooded sweatshirt. It just doesnt feel right when its fresh out of the laundry.
"My mom bought you when I was just 13,
the brightest red sweatshirt I ever seen.
She got an extra large so I wouldnt grow out,
"Thats too big for you!" the other kids would shout.
But we stuck together, we didnt quit,
and now the children say, "What a perfect fit."
Its only when we go to Vancouver that we realize not everyone feels the way about the hoodie as we in Whistler do. I dont care. Let them have their designer shirts and savvy button down silks.
We know theres a certain unique beauty to the hooded sweatshirt and that is its versatility. You can wear a hoodie anywhere except shopping in England apparently.
Well the English can keep their malls hoodie-free I say as long as we dont get so heavy handed here in Whistler, blaming the hoodie for our social ills. Long live the hoodie.