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There’s no denying the power of the hoodie. From the classroom to the boardroom, the popular apparel seems to be everywhere. Even my grandmother has one … with bling no less!
This month’s Wearables feature “Hoodie Nation” by Christopher Ruvo drops the knowledge on how you can tap into the sheer awesomeness of this wearable and strike sales gold. Read on for details, and in the meantime enjoy these 5 hoodie pop culture highlights:
- Yo, Adrian!: When Rocky Balboa donned a hooded sweatshirt and ran up the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art in the 1976 movie Rocky, he helped catapult the hoodie into the realm of everyday sportswear.
- Manifesto Destiny: Ted Kaczynski, was an unshaven, disheveled recluse. But as pictured in an FBI sketch with hooded sweatshirt and sunglasses, he was something else: mysterious and dangerous. In 2011, federal authorities auctioned Kaczynski’s hoodie and sunglasses, for $20,025 to raise money to compensate his victims.
- Coach Vader: Once upon a time, football coaches wore suits on the sideline. Today, New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick sports a hoodie and a terse expression, earning him comparisons to Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine.
- “Like” This: It’s tough to picture Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg without his trademark hoodie. The billionaire mogul is synonymous with the new generation of mega-successful entrepreneurs: dressed-down, techy, and very, very rich.
- In The Crosshairs: Controversy surged after Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old African-American male, was shot to death in Florida. George Zimmerman, the multi-racial neighborhood watchman who shot Martin, described the teen as being “real suspicious,” in part because he was wearing a dark hoodie.