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Sean Penn as surfer dude Spicoli wearing a Baja jacket in Fast Times at Ridgemont High, 1982

A Baja jacket (also known as a Baja hoodie, Baja surf hoodie, Baja sweatshirt, or Drug rug) is a type of jacket with a single large pocket on the front, often associated with the cannabis and surf cultures.

They are very popular in the Hippie subculture [1] and among fans of post-hair metal, and now Millenials who see it as a Retro Style statement. [2]

They are known primarily as a "baja hoodie" or "drug rug" because of the genre in which they are popular.[3][4]

In the 1970s, California surfers brought these hooded shirts back from surf trips to Baja California, Mexico. They became associated with surfers and surfing in mexican coastal towns, and worn as beachwear in cool weather.[5][6] The shirts, called "sudadera de jerga" in Mexico, are also traditionally worn by Mexican-American and Mexican youth, especially young men, and can be considered a part of cholo style.[7][8][9][10]

Baja Jackets are made with a variety of different materials: often cotton, acrylic, and polyester. The fabric can be made from recycled fibers, such as recycled T-shirts.[11][12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Baja Hoodies at Mexicali Blues". http://www.mexicaliblues.com/Baja-Hoodies/3168/3168/Dept. Retrieved 2013-10-18. 
  2. "Baja Hoodies are Back". http://www.realsimple.com/beauty-fashion/clothing/dresses-skirts/retro-fashion. Retrieved 2013-10-18. 
  3. Murphy, Conor (2011-10-17). ""Drug rug" offers hippie-chic style". The Massachusetts Daily Collegian. http://dailycollegian.com/2011/10/17/%E2%80%9Cdrug-rug%E2%80%9D-offers-hippie-chic-style/. Retrieved 2011-10-26. 
  4. "Baja Surf Hoodies". http://www.hawaiidermatology.com/baja/baja-surf-hoodies.htm. Retrieved 2013-10-18. 
  5. "Vintage Surfer Baja Hoodies". Lonely Sherpa. http://thelonelysherpa.com/vintage-surfer-baja-hoodies/. Retrieved 2013-10-18. 
  6. "Baja Hoodies". MexicanBlankets.com. http://www.mexicanblankets.com/baja-hoodies/. Retrieved 2013-10-18. 
  7. "Caminando: septiembre 2010". http://mangelacosta.blogspot.com/2010_09_01_archive.html. Retrieved 2013-10-18. 
  8. "El Libro Vakero: Diccionario Buena Onda VII: Adolescente". http://www.malditatecnologia.com/2008/04/diccionario-buena-onda-vii-adolescente.html. Retrieved 2013-10-18. 
  9. Lo has visto?, http://www.pgjdf.gob.mx/temas/8-5-4/detalle_pdf.php?idw3_capea=5537, retrieved 2013-10-18 
  10. "Sudadera De Jerga Original Señor Lopez Talla L Skate/bmx Daa (Otras Marcas) a MXN 699 en PrecioLandia México (6u7l6b)". http://www.preciolandia.com/mx/sudadera-de-jerga-original-senor-lopez-t-6u7l6b-a.html. Retrieved 2013-10-18. 
  11. "Baja Hoodies - About Us - The World's Greatest Baja Hoodie Selection". Señor Lopez Poncho, BajaHoodiez.com. http://www.bajahoodiez.com/pages/about-us. Retrieved 2013-10-18. 
  12. "Baja Joe Mexican Baja Hoodie". Earthragz Baja Hoodie. http://www.earthfashions.com/Baja-Joe-Mexican-Baja-Hoodie-BS005.htm. Retrieved 2014-04-27. 

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