All these years, I have prided myself on the fact that I don't shop at overpriced and preppy stores like Hollister, Abercrombie, and American Eagle. I never understood why people would pay $25 for a tshirt that you will have to worry if someone else will have the same shirt. One day at school in 6th grade two girls wore the same stripped navy blue leggings from Hollister. They both were mortified, and from that day on Hollister and Abercrombie were now OUT. Stores like Urban Outfitters and boutiques were IN. So now my brother (who just turned 16) wants plaid shorts. Eww I thought. Plaid shorts are ugly, some guys can pull them off, but those guys are preppy guys. My brother IS NOT preppy, and I feared he would turn into one. My mom and I went to a local mall, and she thought we should go to Hollister for kicks. She thought since my brother wanted plaid shorts, we'd go to the store where they originated-Hollister! I was horrified as I walked into the store. Although, I do admit.... it smells SO GOOD! Mom met a nice sales guy (Who I also admit, had good style), and he started finding stuff for my brother. I looked around ready to start making fun of everything in say, because Hollister isn't known for their diverse fashion style. To make the story short, I ended up buying a pair of shorts. Yes, I feel like I've betrayed the fashion world. However, they meet all my specifications. They are medium/dark wash, they are quite destressed, and they are long enough for me to wear to school. I don't like short boot-ay shorts because A. I don't have good legs for them, an B. I can't wear them to school. I do have to say... Hollister does SMELL REALLY GOOD and their models are hot....like this guy here!