The Gig Jacket

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The Gig Jacket


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A couple of years back I went to a gig at the Hare and Hounds in Kings Heath. I was wearing my regulation gig jacket, a once-black Levi’s ® with a big fluffy collar that’s been in the family since the mid-1990s.

Some young guy, a friendly friend of a friend who probably wasn’t much older than my jacket, tried to spark up conversation with me. ‘Nice jacket!’ he said. ‘Did you get it from a vintage shop?’

‘It wasn’t vintage when I bought it,’ I snarled.


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My name is Tom Lennon and I'm a freelance writer who specialises in humour at the geekier end of the pop culture spectrum. I'm based in Birmingham, UK, and my work has recently appeared in BuzzFeed and Time Out.