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  • Heavyweight Full Zip Hooded Sweatshirt by American Giant
    Review: Heavyweight Full Zip Hooded Sweatshirt by American Giant
    There's been talk for quite some time that the Heavyweight Full Zip Hooded Sweatshirt by American Giant is the world's best hoodie,but let's be serious, there's been claims by companies that their hoodies are the best ever only to...
  • The Women's Backyard Project Full-Zip Hoodie
    The North Face introduces the Backyard Hoodie
    The North Face, the leading technically advanced outdoor apparel company has announced the addition of the Backyard Hoodie to its portfolio of eco preferred products.The Backyard Hoodie was born out of a collaboration between The North Face,...
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    Carhartt Fall 2014: Realtree review
    Camo is one of those things men wear because we can. Yes, it’s made for hunting and for camouflaging, but it’s also made because men gravitate toward it like they tend to gravitate to plaid flannel, good denim, and cotton duck. It is...
  • Getting warm with Carhartt
    Getting warm with Carhartt
    Much to my great surprise, we’ve actually experienced some weather here in Northern California. Rain on Wednesday and Thursday, massive lightning and hail on Friday. In fact, as this is being written, it is 55 degrees and misty out there....
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    Need to know: Carhartt Fall 2014
    Though it is safe to assume none of us are looking to get blown off the map or inundated with flooding, it would certainly be nice if we would get some weather this Fall and Winter. We are due a good long soak, or at least a squall or two. Either...
  • History teacher poses as Trayvon Martin in high school yearbook.
    Teacher poses as Trayvon Martin in yearbook: Remains mum on reason behind photo
    When a California history teacher posed as Trayvon Martin in the latest yearbook, the photo brought cheers and jeers, splitting people into two different camps. It stands to reason that Spencer Smith would want to convey a piece of history for the...
  • A Watershed moment for the hoodie
    A Watershed moment for the hoodie
    The hooded sweatshirt, as we know it, has been around since the 1930s, yet clothing manufacturers are constantly taking on the challenge of improving it. Some attempts are not dissimilar to reinventing the wheel while others tweak just the right...
  • Need to know: Armachillo and Watershed from DTC
    Need to know: Armachillo and Watershed from DTC
    Spring is often a season of contrasts, especially here in the San Francisco Bay Area. One minute you are basking in the sun taking in the sights as they pass you by, the next, you are grabbing for your hoodie because the fog decided it was time to...
  • Scottvest Chloe Hoodie
    Scottvest Pockets the Hoodie
    Take the comfortable style of a hoodie, outfit it with Scottvest pocketing system and voila - the SeV Chloe Hoodie. This outerwear will keep women warm while providing 14 pockets that can carry items such as a smartphone, money, passport, lipstick...
  • Natasha Martinez: If Obama had another daughter...
    Hoodie-wearing black man stabs 17-year-old ‘white Hispanic’ girl 11 times
    A new branch of the Smithsonianannounced interest this week in acquiring the hoodie worn by Trayvon Martin the night he died. Lonnie Bunch, director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, is quoted by The Washington Times...
  • Trayvon Martin's hoodie
    Could Trayvon Martin's hoodie end up in a museum?
    Could the hoodie that Trayvon Martin was wearing the night he was shot end up in a museum? According to a July 31 report from The Washington Post that is exactly where some would like to see the now famous symbol end up.The Washington Post reports...
  • Geraldo put on a hoodie
    Geraldo
    This won’t take long. Sorry about the picture. It looks the ads for some type of steroid regime. There is always a fit body sporting an old guy’s head.Hey, this column loves exercise and good health. It is always delightful to see...
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    Zimmerman trial exposes southern racism
    There is a reason the statue of lady justice wears a blind fold. It represents the scales of justice, balancing truth and fairness regardless of color, creed or race. It could also represent what we all hope for our country, all peoples judged by...
  • Martin Luther King in a hoodie
    The hoodie
    This column’s son, who by every measure is white, wore a hoodie all through high school. In fact, a few might still be hanging in the closet. Or thrown on the floor.There were the usual arguments about sporting something nicer for certain...
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    An American Giant hoodie review
    In the past, I have had nothing but praise for the products of American Giant. From their limited edition San Francisco Giants Baseball Tee to their outstanding sweatpants and tee-shirts, each new product plots a mark along the stratospheric...