Stealth vest12/26/11 - Eddie Bauer had--and maybe still has--a store on M Street, NW in Washington, DC's business and shopping district around Connecticut Avenue. I went in there once looking for outdoorsy inspiration. I didn't find any. To my eye, the merchandise is staid and unimaginative. I get the same impression from the retailer's catalogs, to the extent that I have bothered to look at them. Ted does, however, so he was able to surprise me this Christmas with Eddie Bauer's take on the ubiquitous hoodies worn by thugs and thieves.

I'll certainly wear it the next time I knock over a 7-11.