Growing up, learning the ways of the world, a boy typically needn’t look much farther than his old man to know what’s what. He’ll give you an unvarnished opinion of “the real” and “the bullshit.” Dear old dad was a master of the latter, which certainly helped him decipher between that and the former.
He enlisted in the Navy after high school, married the homecoming queen, and bounced around the Gulf of Tonkin and the Mediterranean aboard the USS Forrestal and the USS Constellation before coming home. His U.S. Government-issued pea coat remains one of my most prized possessions: original anchor buttons, corduroy-lined pockets, and a functional durability that will never go out of fashion.
Because there’s no substitute for authenticity… and that's no bullshit.
Timelessness, proof positive...