Friday, February 18, 2011

Hoody Nation

So Vietnam is full of surprises. As an expat I like to wander round Ha Noi. It's surely a joy to the curious eye. 

One of the things that struck me and keeps on striking me is the hoody trend!  Vietnamese, male and female wear hoodies almost all the time. They are not only fashionable but also efficient, a smart way to protect yourself from the sun. Now, you might ask me what is dubious  about that. ahahaa those are not any kind of hoodies, they are hoodies with special statements, they hold "encrypted" messages on the back!
It varies from love messages, ads, numbers (or positions), to some philosophical statements. Most of the time, they are just a mix of random chosen English words blended together with no specific meaning. Sometimes, they just have one random word. It is fascinating! 

Thus I decided to dedicate a weekly post to the Hoody. It's my way to thanks the designers for entertaining me while I'm on the road!

Hoody Nation #1 (the "cave man" kiss)

Hoody Nation #2 ( Pink in different colors)