For once the ads in my Facebook feed offered something I really wanted
I used to love Hawaiian shirts. I had a dozen of them back in the '80s when the whole Magnum P.I. thing made them readily available. But in the past few years I realized they had become the regulation wear of old boomer farts like me. Sigh, delete them from my wardrobe and add them to the list of trends I’m way too cool to be part of.
But then, o-o-o-o-o-o, something I’d never seen before in menswear. Googie-ish mid-century modern prints! Now that’s different! And different is good.
I scrolled through hundreds of choices until, bingo, there was the one. I placed my order and waited.
Just when I had decided I'd been ripped off, the package arrived. Just in time for the end of Summer.
But, um, the sleeves are a different pattern. Manufacturing defect? Or special, rare, collectors' edition? I decided on the latter. Because it’s different. And different is good.