One of our favorite people is in Jamaica this week, soaking up the tropical vibe with his family. A well-deserved, long-overdue vacation. We won’t mention his name, as tropical vacations can stir up emotions like resentment and envy for those left behind in the deep freeze. We refuse to stir up such emotions, instead we happily reminisce about flag t-shirts.
The Jamaican flag t-shirt for example is a popular fashion statement that conjures up visions of beautiful beaches, smiling people and Bob Marley. Just imagine the sun caressing your face as you recline in a hammock in your favorite T listening to Bob Marley on the radio.
There have been a few other equally evocative flag t-shirts over the years: namely the Union Jack and the Stars and Stripes. It’s hard to think of a Union Jack T-shirt without thinking of The Who. Rodger Daltry, when he wore a shirt, created quite a fashion rage with the English flag way back when. The American flag has some more recent musical fashion icons: Busta Rhymes has an awesome Stars and Stripes tank top, Mr. T had a red, white and blue jumpsuit, Lil Wayne and Axl Rose both sported red, white and blue boxers. But we digress.
Let’s get back to Jamaica and Bob Marley. Here is a little tribute. If you are stuck at your desk, keep the beat by tapping your pen against your coffee mug and imagine you are playing the cowbell in Jammin’:
Have an awesome vacation, Kevin. Ooops. Now we’ve done it. Bring us back a nice T-shirt, if you think of it.