Happy 4/20! Here Are Some Hemp Duds That Won’t Make You Totally Look Like A Hippy

I have nothing against hippies. In fact, if I had access to a scanner, I’d scan a photo of me high out of my mind at a Grateful Dead concert as proof that I was one for a hot minute. Or rather, I wanted to see the Dead before Jerry passed away, which he did just a couple months later. What can I say? I used to love outdoor concerts where you can drink, smoke weed and make out with boys you’ll never see again.

Thanks to my friends who are still living some sort of hippy existence, I woke up to multiple “Happy 4/20 Day!” texts this morning. Great. Because potheads need a specific day to indulge in the gunga? In college this date was the most important day of the year where everyone skipped class and set up shop either at the beach or in the woods somewhere with Phish or the Dead on the stereo. I’m not even stereotyping, that’s exactly how shit went down every April 20th, and probably still does at universities across the country, and maybe even the world, too.

So although hemp products usually conjure up images of a hippy couple dancing in a field barefoot with dandelions in their hair, all while dressed in head-to-toe hemp gear, I figured I’d try to find some other hemp wear that isn’t completely hippy-looking. Like bamboo, hemp is a great eco-friendly substance that can make for wonderful clothing and bags, but the hippy connotation associated with it can sometimes get in the way of trying them out. However, I scrounged up a few pieces that won’t have you humming “Casey Jones,” when you give them a gander.

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    • swats

      Haha! I love the first dress, and my name IS Sugar!

      • Amanda Chatel

        Ha! Your parents are obviously brilliant people! I’d make a pun about how it’s such a “sweet” name, but I’ll spare us both!

    • MR

      So you’re not into cotton then? I think you would have liked the mid to late ’70s Live Dead better. High school friends turned me on the them, but it was a Deadhead woman who really got me into them – she taught me so many more important things too. :) Here’s a fast live one and another slow one around that time. She turned 17 less than a week before the second one, which is at ‘The Winterland’ in San Francisco. That’s why I chose it, yeah happy memories. Jennifer, if you’re there, you may want to put your seat belt on. :)

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMCAwWvyPgw

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYNeNuZRfuY

    • MR

      Amanda, I’d think you would have liked the ’70s Live Dead better. High school friends turned me onto them, but it was a Deadhead woman who really got me into them. She taught me other more important things too. :) Here’s a fast live one and another slow one, the second at the Winterland in San Francisco. I chose the latter cause the show was right around her 17th birthday. Yeah I like my women a little older. :) I posted this once, and it didn’t take it, so the first one may show up later.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMCAwWvyPgw

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYNeNuZRfuY

    • MR

      Third time I’m trying to post this. Anyways if the earlier ones show up later, as they have in the past, I’ll blame it on karma. :) Mid to late ’70s Live Dead is the best. I rambled on about my first Deadhead girlfriend, who taught me other important life things, besides getting me hooked on the band. I chose the second song below, cause the show was around her 17th birthday, to mention that when I was younger ‘older’ women always had a thing for me. :)

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMCAwWvyPgw

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYNeNuZRfuY