The Choice that Really Wasn't A Choice At All

hangerLast month, I wrote about the problem with my favourite jacket. That's the kind of amazing content you can expect here. In a nutshell, I love my 12-year old leather jacket but the lining and pockets have virtually disappeared, and some might suggest it's time for a new one.

Your comments ran the gamut from "don't be a cheap ass, buy a new jacket" to "do whatever it takes to repair that jacket". I think I started to believe I had a choice to make, but in reality, it wasn't a choice at all. I had to save my old favourite, because that's how I'm wired.

I shopped around, got a bunch of quotes and ended up splurging for a new thinsulate lining, new pockets and a functional zipper. I turned it in yesterday and she'll be as good as new by next fall.

Except she won't be new, and that was the point.

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Did you get a new helmet to wear around all day too? I think you need one.

April 18, 2010 @ 11:23 AM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

Elvis, make yourself useful and take me to TFC games.

April 18, 2010 @ 11:24 AM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

I just realized what this entry is missing... a picture of me in said jacket!

And while I'm doing that, we're due for another shot of me and my gemini award.

Stand by...

April 18, 2010 @ 11:25 AM


congrats on the gemini!

and jacket!

and helmet!

April 18, 2010 @ 11:34 AM


Do you feel the same way about your favorite underwear and socks?

April 18, 2010 @ 11:50 AM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike


No, I don't repair my underwear and socks. They get replaced.

April 18, 2010 @ 11:53 AM

Rick C in Oakville

Hey Mike where did you get it repaired? I've got an old Danier that I need the lining redone. My wife says it would be cheaper to buy new but like you I can't part with this jacket.

April 18, 2010 @ 12:48 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

Rick, it's actually being repaired by Danier.

They'll replace the entire lining for $70.

April 18, 2010 @ 3:19 PM

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