Ovaries. Explode. Okay, maybe not yours, but MINE. So many wonderful things colliding. My second tier dream celebrity boyfriend. His adorable new baby daughter. My favorite hideous hippie beach coverup. I don’t even know what to say. [Instagram]
The Frisky staff is firmly divided into two camps: those who think Baja hoodies are awesome and cool and cute (me) and those who think they are a disgusting abomination (everyone else). But even I cannot abide by the Baja-esque hoodie Adam Levine wore on “The Today Show” yesterday morning. At first I was tickled to see such a huge star coming out in support of the drug rug, but upon closer inspection, I realized that Adam’s hoodie is actually knit and by the designer Gant. It costs $225 and is seemingly sold out online! SO NOT COOL. Even I am turned off. [Photo: INF Daily]
Dear Whoever Took The Baja Hoodie My Neighbor Left In A “Free” Box On The Sidewalk,
When I saw that my neighbor had placed a Baja hoodie out on the sidewalk in a box marked “free,” along with a diverse collection of books, glassware, a compost bin, and what appeared to be an old washcloth, I laughed. This striped gray and black garment reminded me of the precious group of stoner skateboarders who lurked in the halls of my rural high school (once I wrote a feature story for the school paper about how the skater boys were misunderstood and deserved at least as much respect as our chapter of the Future Farmers of America). It reminded me of a guy in my freshman fiction class who would plagiarize Nietzsche during workshops and always wore–you guessed it–a Baja hoodie. It reminded me of the glassy-eyed surfers I met when I lived in Hawaii.
I didn’t know which neighbor abandoned it, but I can be relatively sure this person attended some reggae concerts in the early ’90s. I can be relatively sure they inhaled deeply and often. I can be relatively sure they recently got a “real job” and felt it was finally time to let go of their past.
What I couldn’t be sure of is who on earth would see a frayed Baja hoodie peeking out of a box on the sidewalk and think, “Score!” Since the box had been placed directly under my office window, I decided to wait and see…
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The baja hoodie has long been a wardrobe staple for stoners, surfers and philosophy majors. I was lucky enough to meet a combination surfer/stoner/philosophy major in a creative writing workshop my freshman year of college. He was lauded around campus for his flowing beard, his free verse poetry about going to the zoo and not knowing which side of the bars he was on, and the fact that the only outfit he owned consisted of a baja hoodie and a pair of tattered hemp pants. Even though baja hoodies are widely available at beachside shops for, like, 20 bucks, high-end label Gryphon decided to make its own version and sell it for $400. I don’t know many stoned philosophers with that much extra cash on hand. Keep reading »