These hoodies being pitched at the new French clothing site Anticon are pretty clever, you can zip them all the way up and there’s little eyeholes pre-cut. From the BoingBoing writeup on what this means for the UK surveillance society (and eventually the US):
Here in Britain, closed-circuit cameras are everywhere: the average Londoner is said to be photographed some 300 times a day. Equally ubiquitous are the signs that demand that you take off your hoodie’s hood or your motorcycle crash-helmet so that it won’t interfere with the universal surveillance.
So imagine the reaction that these awesome, masked French hoodies will evince when they land on Britain’s shore. All they lack is a cluster of hidden, high-intensity infra-red LEDs that can overwhelm the charge-coupled device arrays in some digital cameras.
Surveillance, Smurveillance… Let us be the first to call this thing what it looks like: clothing for 13-year-old Hip-Hop Klan gangstas.