وزارد او دا وستساد
VIZITOR TO THE VESTSIDE
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American blog of Iranian dissent

Stuff Ethnic People Like


Greetings, fellow earthlings.

Today's global economic climate has retailers cutting corners, cutting costs, and cutting ties with Colbert. Hopefully that won't effect gift-giving for the upcoming Norouz holiday, but I think it might. No worries though. I'm a minimialist and a frugal dude. And I usually end up returning my grandparent's Eidee sweatshirt for something a bit more to my liking anyway.

I'll likely end up return said Eidee to your local TJ Maxx, Filene's Basement, Marshall's, Nordstrom Rack or to that Ross pictured, which is across the street from Shamshiri's and adjacent to this haughty houkah house.

While in NYC I badly want to begin my Eidee upgrading of my wardrobe at the Mavi Store in the lower east side for my annual shalvaar cowboyee-athon, but with pockets empty I'm off to the Filenes around the corner. Thankfully kid sister came through two months ago with a sweet Ben Sherman shirt found at Filenes that looks like the one the lead guitarist wore in this concert film. Coincidentally it was 1995 when I bought my first shirt (a pinstriped Billabong Spike Jonze-inspired short sleeve) from their treasure chest of overstock.

Every time I ventured into one of these stores I could always count on running into one of my ethnic classmates. In '95 while scoping out the racks at the Marshalls down our street, I met a crazy Indian dude named Naveed (no, not that crazy Indian dude named Naveen) who was also attending my high school. I was buying Doc Martens and he was buying, uh, leather sandals or something. Naveed ended up becoming one of my better colleagues in my 'hood. And in my senior year I cast him as the lead character in my first short film, despite his parents' dis-approval.

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