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tankerjohn

A little poofier than I prefer
"Canadian tuxedo". Wow, I resemble that remark! :a31: :001_tongu :laugh:

But seriously, there's an interesting story about how the "Canadian Tuxedo" came to be:
Why Is It Called A Canadian Tuxedo? Because Levi's, Vancouver, and Bing Crosby.

I live in Vancouver, but rarely see denim on denim anymore. It was very common in the '70s and '80s, though. But, where I grew up, denim on denim is still a regular sight. When I go back to the countryside, I take my old Lee Storm Rider with me. It may be a 40+ year old jacket, but it's cutting edge fashion up there! :laugh:
Thanks for that. I had read that story before, but this one had pictures! You have to love the irony that it was the Canadian hotel that wouldn't let Bing in wearing denim. I love the look of denim-on-denim (very Wolverine), but am no where near cool enough to pull it off. Now your PM, on the otherhand, is looking pretty "tragically hip" there (pardon the pun). As I understand it, that's the way to do the Tux, with a little contrast between the jeans and the jacket.

Dude, I'm impressed your jacket still fits! High school letterman jackets and denim jackets from the 80's are both notorious for "shrinking" through the years. I say a trucker with 40+ years of character is going to look stylish anywhere. Rock it with pride!
 
I live in Vancouver, but rarely see denim on denim anymore. It was very common in the '70s and '80s, though. But, where I grew up, denim on denim is still a regular sight. When I go back to the countryside, I take my old Lee Storm Rider with me. It may be a 40+ year old jacket, but it's cutting edge fashion up there! :laugh:
It is in Brooklyn, too.
 
Dude, I'm impressed your jacket still fits! High school letterman jackets and denim jackets from the 80's are both notorious for "shrinking" through the years. I say a trucker with 40+ years of character is going to look stylish anywhere. Rock it with pride!
Yup, my letter jackets don't fit anymore. But, I bought my Storm Rider 2" bigger in the chest so I could wear thicker (or multiple) shirts in cold weather.

That worked out because it fits perfectly now that I've "matured" (ahem).
 

oc_in_fw

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"Canadian tuxedo". Wow, I resemble that remark! :a31: :001_tongu :laugh:

But seriously, there's an interesting story about how the "Canadian Tuxedo" came to be:
Why Is It Called A Canadian Tuxedo? Because Levi's, Vancouver, and Bing Crosby.

I live in Vancouver, but rarely see denim on denim anymore. It was very common in the '70s and '80s, though. But, where I grew up, denim on denim is still a regular sight. When I go back to the countryside, I take my old Lee Storm Rider with me. It may be a 40+ year old jacket, but it's cutting edge fashion up there! :laugh:
Back when Ambassadors were Stewards, I was the stew in the Hab. I held a Canadian Tuxedo contest (won by Badger Babe). Perhaps that is why I was never asked back. :lol:
 
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