The Deathless Green Jacket

acme bicycle co. kansas patchshredded sleeve mollified cord IMG_8187 future patchEver since we met, Charlie’s sported a green down jacket begrimed from years in the machine shop. I think this one is his third…whenever it looked like the poor thing was about to fall to shreds I’d seek another in a thrift shop. It wasn’t too hard in the 1990s but green seems to have fallen out of favor.

My cartoon about his jacket back in 87.

~ by jacquiephelan on May 3, 2015.

3 Responses to “The Deathless Green Jacket”

  1. Charlie should consider donating that jacket to the MBHoF before it disintegrates 😛

  2. My father had a tweed jacket that lived more lives than his fat grey tomcat. He patched the tears and wear marks in the coat for almost 50 years. The geezer died @ 100 years old, still sharp and in control. He is missed (mist)…. Thanks for reminding that the man makes the clothes.

  3. I’ve got one of those screen-print patches but in blue that’s soon to be reinforcing one of my canvas shopping bags! Long live the memory of ACME Bicycle Company, probably the coolest bicycle shop that will ever have existed in Kansas City.

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