Café con Leche by Charlos Gary

Café con Leche

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  1. Neko Jita

    Neko Jita said, over 2 years ago

    Questions:

    1. How and why would Ray-Ray own a letterman jacket, given his lack of talent in anything except drinking and mooching?
    2. I’m as fat as they are and none of my ten jackets ride up like that, specially not my leathers or denim. How did their jackets rise up like that?
    3. What sort of school uses those ridiculous colors? I mean, yellow leather sleeves and a gray-blue boiled wool torso? The collar’s not even banded!

    (I’m a jacket enthusiast and collector. I take jackets very seriously.)

  2. Plods with Beer ( did I mention beer? )

    Plods with Beer ( did I mention beer? ) said, over 2 years ago

    @Neko Jita

    1. Mooched it
    2. Late growth spurts?
    3. Our Lady of Fashion Faux Pas
    (Sounds like an interesting hobby.)

  3. Dreich1064

    Dreich1064 said, over 2 years ago

    There is always a need for a fat guy on the offensive line. Just stand there and make the defense take the long way around.

    And hey, my school colors are blue and gold and our jackets look just like that.

  4. Dry and Dusty

    Dry and Dusty GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Yeah, guys, they still fit! NOT!!!

  5. Dry and Dusty

    Dry and Dusty GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Ishikawa Goemon said: (I’m a jacket enthusiast and collector. I take jackets very seriously.)

    I never would have guessed! ;-D

  6. Neko Jita

    Neko Jita said, over 2 years ago

    @Dreich1064

    That’s an insult to good leather. Yellow sleeves?

    That’s almost as bad as my school’s letterman jacket, a ridiculous maroon fleece, with the logo on the chest and the name across the back. It was almost as bad as their sweaters.

    Leather is perhaps the finest of all jacket materials and it should not be wasted with that color.

  7. Neko Jita

    Neko Jita said, over 2 years ago

    @Dry and Dusty

    You have no idea about the different jackets associated with counterculture dressing.

    Sleeveless jackets, for example, have a world of their own:
    Multi-pocketed hunter’s/fisherman’s jackets go well with Indian kurtas to create a svelte mercenary look in the style of Wilbur Smith. (Look them up)
    Photographer’s sleeveless jackets rounded with jeans, boots and a stetson make an interesting urban cowboy look.
    Combat jackets without sleeves are an essential part of military chic.
    Japanese street racers, or ‘bosozoku’, often wear sleeveless black nylon jackets in addition to (or in place of) racing leathers. When zipped up, these nylons have a neat and slimming turtleneck effect.

    Denim jackets are good everywhere, but are usually very artsy…at least the full-sleeved ones are. Sleeveless ones are good for biker and redneck styles.

    Classic dark gabardine windbreakers in the 1950’s style make decent substitutes for sports coats.

    If used with their own natural colors, leathers have four bases that fit into their own styles and genres:

    Light tan leathers are very college-ish, or for daring, you can try the Medellin cartel look with a pair of jeans, a guayabera and a bandanna.

    Dark tan leathers are definitively rock star.

    Deep brown leathers, like bomber jackets or sheepskin flight jackets, can usually go with everything, but are best worn with a ‘rebel’ sorta style sense, like with distressed jeans and a Pink Floyd T-shirt.

    And good old black leather jackets are good for everything from Fonzie-wannabes to John Woo fanboys to bikers.

    Jackets are a big deal. That’s why I collect them. I have ten official and another four or so unofficial, mostly inherited.

  8. paytonb

    paytonb said, over 2 years ago

    Somebody took this strip waaaay too seriously, and for the record, many people love the color yellow and it works very well with leather. That tidbit aside, since when were letterman jackets supposed to be ‘chic’ or in style? They have looked the same for decades and suit their purpose very well. It drives me crazy when people ‘judge’ other’s clothing styles as if their own style is the only correct or proper style. I personally think it looks silly when someone wears their ballcap angled to the side, but I would imagine they think I look just as silly when I wear mine backwards. This is a diverse world, quit thinking so narrow minded. ;)

  9. win

    win said, over 2 years ago

    well, they’ve grown out, anyhow

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