I wore a new jacket today on air. I say new, but it’s actually fairly old. My parents bought me the suit that jacket came with when I was a sophomore in high school. I wore it to speech and debate tournaments. They were always good about getting me things to help with school, even if they weren’t completely necessary, like this suit.
Now, the reason you’ve never seen this jacket is because it never fit me. I haven’t been able to wear it since I graduated high school. I could barely fasten the buttons, and even then, I looked like The Tramp.
Buy hey, it fits now! I tried it out this morning on a lark. Now I’ve lost enough weight to back into an old wardrobe. I kept this one piece of clothing (I lost the pants several years ago when I accidentally put them in a washing machine…oops) for years after I could actually use it, moving it with me throughout three different states. But being too lazy to take the thing down to Goodwill paid off. I get to rock the black pinstripes on TV. The only drawback is that those four jackets on the coat rack behind me are kind of loose now. But it’s better to fit one and be fit rather than fit four and be fat.*
*I couldn’t fall myself fit yet in a million years. I just liked the wordplay there.