What’s the story behind this wild jacket?
It was my dad’s. He wore it to Zoobilation—shoot, probably back in 1992. It was a one-time thing. He had it specially made.
Was he a fun guy?
Definitely. He passed away when I was young. He was a chiropractor in Broad Ripple. Since I’m the only guy in my family, I don’t have to fight anyone for his clothes. He had a couple of amazing retro ski jackets, too.
Best comment from the party?
I heard a lot of “Right on, man! You go!” It was my first time. Walking through the door, I could tell it was going to be a fun night with people making comments like that.
What other get-ups did you see?
There was a lot of tuxedo-shorts action. Everyone went all out. It really makes the night more fun.
Did your dry-cleaner comment on the jacket?
No. I kind of hid it among other things.
I guess it’s silly to ask what you’ll wear to Zoobilation this month.
I might try to one-up last year’s theme. Maybe I’ll get coats with different animal prints.