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Old 11-02-2013, 07:03 PM
Location: Pa
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Originally Posted by julian17033 View Post
If you look, the nose ventilation is present.
I looked again. I see it. I have a short nose.
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Old 11-02-2013, 07:15 PM
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Wearing a t-shirt and shorts in cold weather climate makes you look ULTRA suspicious!
Be sure to jot that down on your security log. mmmkay?
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Old 11-02-2013, 08:27 PM
Location: Fairfield, CT
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Originally Posted by DrSloan View Post
Wearing a t-shirt and shorts in cold weather climate makes you look ULTRA suspicious!
Be sure to jot that down on your security log. mmmkay?
No it just makes you look insane....

Unless you're a male teen. A few years ago, I was driving to work and it was about 35 degrees (F) out and I saw a teenage boy about 15 casually walking to school in a t-shirt and shorts. The outfit was not so surprising as was the fact that he seemed to be completely comfortable. He showed no sign in his body language of discomfort from wearing such a light outfit in cold weather.
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Old 11-03-2013, 09:22 AM
Location: Cupertino, CA
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Originally Posted by Malloric View Post
Same thing with people wearing sun glasses inside or when it's not sunny... Okay, no they just like douches. I don't know. Normal people don't wear hoods unless there's a reason to. Non-normal people are more likely to be doing something they shouldn't, I suppose. But back to the sun glasses, they aren't suspicious in particular.
I sometimes wear sunglasses indoors, but then again I have prescription inserts. So sometimes I can actually see better with them on indoors, believe it or not.
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Old 11-03-2013, 10:39 PM
Location: where people are either too stupid to leave or too stuck to move
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Ask George Zimmerman
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Old 11-03-2013, 11:23 PM
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Don't want to turn this into a race thing but I will be totally honest. I am AA, and I have a brother who wears black hoodies everywhere. We live in SF and even though he's been physically attacked several times, he is intent on wearing them =/ It was all cases of mistaken identity. He doesn't understand that wearing a black hoodie, especially with the hood up, makes him look like every AA guy in the city. When I am walking down the street and I see a group of guys wearing hoodies, I cross if I can or I walk by with my head down. Since I cannot see their faces, I figure I should stay away. Just in case one of them says or does something, I won't be able to identify them to the police. It makes it seem like they have something to hide.....
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Old 11-05-2013, 11:45 AM
Location: Brooklyn New York
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re: the original question.

because we are brainwashed to believe this.

I have a shaved head, if my head is cold, I put my hood up.

the only thing it makes me is warm, and thats all I care about.
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Old 11-09-2013, 10:59 AM
Location: all over the place (figuratively)
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I've read some good answers. I think a neglected point is that the stereotypical 'criminal' hoodie is a dreary color, such as dark gray. There seems to be vaguely menacing associations with that. A guy in a bright blue hoodie is unlikely to look suspicious.
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Old 11-09-2013, 04:30 PM
Location: Old Bellevue, WA
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It is interesting how clothing can provoke a strong reaction. Last summer I saw a woman in a full burka outside of a restaurant. She had only small slits for her eyes; everything else was covered. I found it extremely disconcerting, almost like witnessing a bad car accident. Again I think it is the power of association. The mind performs a split second calculus, creates an interpretation of the image, and then comes the visceral reaction.
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Old 11-09-2013, 06:46 PM
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Originally Posted by MountainGuy74 View Post
I'm a security officer and part of my duties require me to observe and report any suspicious looking people on the property I work at and I have to admit that the moment I see a male with a hooded sweatshirt come on the property he automatically becomes "suspect number one". Not talking about wearing it with the hood down obviously but referring to the ones that wear the hood up. Not sure why but it just makes me feel like that person is up to no good and if something happened and saw the hooded person walking away from the scene along with a few other people he would be the first one I would question.

LOL You sound like a mall ninja IMO...

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