Up With Down Jackets

Edward Bauer – yes, Eddie Bauer of catalog fame! – almost froze to death so that I could wear my down jacket 80 years later, sweating it out on the MBTA and whining about my eeeeemaaaaillssss and my meeeettinggggs.

Ever Since The Civil War I Been Poppin My Paper Collars

At first I LOLed (by myself, on the street, like a loser) because I thought that in 1985 the U.S. government put up a plaque commemorating a factory that produced reversible collars, which to me was like sooo eighties. And in a sense I was right – that is what happened – but it wasn’t how I had pictured.