I love jeans, T-shirts, tennis shoes, sports jerseys, sweatshirts, athletic shorts and baseball caps — when it comes to fashion, if you can call it that in this case, those are my main areas of interest.
However, I also enjoy coats/jackets and have accumulated a variety of them over the years, often because they’ve been given to me or I’ve bought them for a few bucks second-hand.
I’m also a believer in trying to look the part for whatever I might be doing or wherever I might be going — that is, if I’m speaking at a career day or covering a trial, I like to wear a tie, and my particular taste in ties runs toward the creative. Many of mine are baseball-themed or have some other design beyond just stripes, dots, etc.
On the topic of jackets I own, one of my favorites is a sort of windbreaker known as the Sir Jac that I’ve had for more than 30 years. I’ve mentioned it a couple times in the blog, including back in January.
That post dealt with some fellows’ efforts to revive production of Sir Jacs, and while things are happening a little more slowly than they would like, they are moving along. Recently one of the men spearheading the project sent me this link. Pretty cool, huh?
Meanwhile, nearly two years ago I wrote about ties, and a couple weeks ago an artist whose work appeared on ties posted a comment. I asked him to send photos of his work, and bless his heart he did, accompanied by the following note:
I managed to locate a few actual ties as well as a few pieces of art that I created for this company back 1985ish. I painted about 35 total if I remember correctly. Pandas, snakes,ice cream cones, ducks, baby seals, flamingos, etc.,etc. :)
The company was called 51 Sales. The Tie’s were all a part of “John Wang Designs”. I think it was a Korean based company. ?
The Ralph Marlin company tried to file a lawsuit against them. I don’t remember what happened after that.
Thanks and have a great week!
My salmon tie, incidentally, was a Ralph Marlin model. Appropriate name for a company selling fish ties, at least.
Here’s a link to the commenter’s website, and here’s the photo he sent: