Friday · April 18, 2008 · 12:20 PM

I’m not much into fashion, for the most part my style is “Gap discount rack”. I can sort of tell what the trends are – I don’t know Vera Wang from Vera Bradley, but I know those quilted bags are popular.

When I saw a hoodie on sale at the Gap, I was excited. All the cool people are wearing them and this was designed almost like a cardigan with a hood, so it didn’t look silly on me (the sweatshirt hoodies with skulls printed are too young). Now I’m cool, layering a hoodie under my jacket!

The zipper is one of those annoying “dual-fob” types that can unzip from the bottom. I don’t know who would wear a cardigan unzipped from the top and bottom, but it looks ridiculous. The only think this zipper does is slow me down – I have an extremely difficult time getting the little tab past both fobs.

I didn’t realize how much work it would be, aside from the zipping issues. Now I need to keep checking to see if my hood is pulled out from under my jacket, instead of squashed inside like Quasimodo’s hump. Then I need to check that the hood isn’t inside-out, because that would be embarrassing. Then I need to keep an eye out to make sure that nobody puts garbage in my hood.

It’s too much work to be on the cutting edge of fashion…