It shouldn’t surprise anyone but news of pharmaceutical price gouging, Martin Shkreli’s arrest on fraud charges Thursday morning has led to a sudden interest in the perp walk hoodie attire that the 32 year old was observed wearing as as he was being led off by federal authorities.
While the dodgy crooked financier turned biotech pharmacy exec spent the summer taunting his detractors after a stunning overnight 5000% price hike after buying into a niche drug, donning supine silk suits, Shkreli’s less than dour ‘hoodie’ wearing appearance had many wondering.
Had he gone downmarket? Had the cavalier financier who had stuck his nose at the world and nonchalantly told of taking home a 9 figure salary figures gone hobo chic or was this simply the financier’s preferred downtime guise when not publicly responding eager to knock the life out of him?
Maybe it was just what Shkrelli felt most at home in, despite appearances and his affirmed hi falutin lifestyle.
But with Shkrelli’s arrest, we can perhaps safely assume that the perp hoodie parka will never retain the semblance it once did. Destined once only for the casual, preppy, hobo chic and preppy boy on the wind down. As of Thursday lunchtime the perp grey hoodie parka now retained the veneer and fashion forward flair of ‘gangsta in your face’.
Which posits the awkward question, where are you and I going to buy one now that the perp parka is destined to be a sell out hit?
Reports gawker: You might be wondering: Where did that alleged fraudster Martin Shkreli get the grey hoodie he was sporting on his perp walk in New York City this morning? A forensic analysis of various photos taken today (some of which captured the word “CARGO” pressed into the hoodie’s metal zipper fob) pointed us to the following hoodie sold by the New York-based sports retailer Modell’s: The Cargo Mens Full Zip Hoodie in Light Grey.* It is also available in a “big mens” version, for the big mens in your life.
Cargo Mens Full Zip Hoody
And how much you wonder? Just a paltry
Purchase your own before it’s too late! Be the high flying fashion gangsta you always knew you were, bixches will be loving it
— David Beard (@dabeard) December 17, 2015
martin shkreli on my most hated list for wearing a gray zip up hoodie in 2016
— Matthew Davis (@mtthwdvs) December 17, 2015
Can you believe Martin Shkrelli’s hoodie only cost $15!? He’s a dirtbag, but the guy knows a value! https://t.co/JrdD5qK3MU
— Ruckus Jones (@RuckusJones) December 17, 2015
Nothing like a grey hoodie for your walk of shame. What a dill hole. #MartinShkreli
— Peter N. (@TarantulaPete) December 17, 2015