Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Fabric Market

Weekend before Chinese New Year. I have decided to head over to the South Bund Fabric Market (南外滩轻纺面料市场) for the first time. It will be less crowded. I was hungry so I found a small local eatery to get something to eat. Terrible mistake. The food was pretty bad. But a funny thing happened.

Two middle aged gentlemen sat across the aisle. Part way through their lunch they called out to me. "Where did you get your clothes?" they asked. Huh? I though. They said "Your jacket, with the hood. So convenient! Where did you buy it?"

I told them it was from Uniqlo. I think they understood. Are there no hoodies in old Shanghai?