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Grumpy Old Ganz

Fashion Week

Most of you have probably heard of “Fashion Week”. If you haven’t, then here’s a brief explanation. It is a fashion industry event, lasting approximately one week, where fashion designers display their latest collections of apparel at fashion shows intended for buyers and the media.

Now you’re probably wondering where I’m going with this?

One day while in California when I was stationed there, a few fellow Marines and I decided we would head to Anaheim Stadium to watch the Twins play the Dodgers.

It was quite hot that day and we put on clothes that were seemingly cool. Some were sporting Twins shirts or hats and the rest of us were wearing our L.A. Kings hockey attire since they were “our” hockey team while stationed there.

The six of us packed into a Ford Escort and made the trip, making it in time to watch batting practice, talk to some of the players and take in the game. All was good...

...Until we went to exit the stadium. It was then that we noticed a small group of guys following us. We kept walking and the group kept growing and getting larger. We heard a few comments intentionally meant for us...actually for “me”.

My L.A. Kings hat and plain white t-shirt seemed to be the focus of their opinion of what was “unfashionable” to wear. This sparked a little heated conversation.

We eventually left the scene.

From then on, when the six of us would head out to a sporting event we made sure to have a “Fashion Check” amongst ourselves before leaving to avoid any further “unfashionable” conversations!

Fashion can sometimes portray a level of “status”. It can also be taken seriously and other times it can portray a person’s light-hearted and fun side.

I do not make any fashion statement with my’s simply articles of clothing to wear...

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