|"Mad Men" suit from Kenneth Cole|
I never liked "Mad Men", I tried but after a few episodes, I got bored and couldn't get into it. It didn't help that most of the "mod" type people I knew when on about it like the second coming of Peter Meaden. What I found even more interesting that some mods on the West Coast (we're in the States here if you hadn't already guessed) seemed to dig it so much they were embracing the look and having "Mad Men" parties and "Mad Men" themed DJ nights. Wow, scary. All in those ugly two button suits, not my thing, never was, never will be. Though it may be "out of style" I will continue to wear three button suits/jackets. I work for "the man" and though I don't wear a suit very often when I do it's always been a three button job, so for about a year there I was actually cutting edge. I probably still am because civil servants are not the contemporary fashion plates from the private sector that I see riding the train that's for sure!
|High school 1982, Dad's plaid jacket with the sleeves rolled up with a white polo shirt and a Chords badge on my lapel. I thought I was the shit, but I looked like shit with those sleeves rolled up!|
|The Phantom Five command a hefty $15 at an Asbury Park record shop, photo c/o Donald "Shaggy" Snook. Me second from left.|
I also had another two button jacket which buttoned higher and had lapels that were very narrow. I wore it for the sleeve of my one and only recorded vinyl appearance with a group (The Phantom Five) I was in back in 1986 and wore it till it disintegrated a year or two later.
|Me and Chaz, we're serious about looking serious. Ian McLagan gig, 2/27/09|
And though I can possibly accept the return of the two button jacket however I pray that the three piece suit NEVER rears it's ugly threads again in my lifetime.....