Wednesday, October 16, 2013

American Giant Hoodie Doesnt Live up to the hype

For those of you who read the articles talking about the American Giant hoodie as the "Greatest Hoodie of all time" I have to let you know as a connoisseur of hoodies that this jacket does not live up to the hype it received.

A Slate article that can be seen here: helps to tout the hooded sweetshirt as the greatest ever made. Bayard Winthrop I am sorry to tell you I disagree and I own a collection of hooded sweatshirts that only few can compete with.

It did not ship until August 5th, 2013 I ordered it in December. Anticipation often leads to a heightened experience but not in this case. It is too thick, the fit and feel is not as good as Organic Earths hoodie and has odd stitching patterns that do not look smoothe in my opinion.

I did like the hoodies from Alternative Earth a lot more than any other place with the exception of Douglas Vincent from New York. I had one of my favorite shirts stolen outside of Baltimore when my rental car was broken into and it seems like he redesigned his website and I am unable to get more hoodies and shirts from him but he is right up there in terms of quality, design, and material.  I guess you can read more of my hoodie thoughts and soon I will post a collection of my many hoodies on my "Richart Ruddie Typepad blog".

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Do You Have Everything?

Question of the day:  Do you have everything?

Ironically this question was asked when getting off the airplane so its intention was dealing with bags where as my answer was more philosophical:

You never have everything and when you do have everything you don't realize it at the time until it's gone.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Random Bits of Advice & Knowledge

Time is the most precious commodity in the world. Value it and use it wisely. Do not look back and ever say I wish I had done this.

Enjoy your time today so that you are not looking back saying "I wish I had done...".

You can't change what has happened in the past but you can control part of your future so make a difference towards what the future holds.

"I didn't know I was lost"? Perhaps you weren't lost but yet it took the journey to figure out how to get there.
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