When I saw this jacket at Goodwill I let out a gasp; then promptly looked over my shoulder ready to dive into the rack of men’s outerwear if any of the other shoppers showed even the slightest bit of interest in my discovery. After the thrifting paranoia passed I pulled the jacket off the rack and held my breath as I inspected it. To my astonishment it was in perfect condition, fit me rather well (for a men’s jacket) and features the Bill’s throwback helmet.I know an old school blue satin Buffalo Bills jacket may not seem like a treasure to most but finding this jacket was an omen of sorts. For our anniversary last year I bought D a throwback Bruce Smith jersey and this “NFL officially licensed sideline jacket” is from the same era. D’s a die hard Bills fan and was at Ralph Wilson Stadium this weekend when the Buffalo Bills came back after being down 21-0 to beat the New England Patriots for the first time in 15 meetings. It was the first time D got to witness a Bill’s win in person and the fact that it was against the Pats was just icing on the cake.
D didn’t get home until after 3am last night so he hasn’t seen the jacket or heard the serendipitous tale of how it found it’s way into my closet. Come to think of it that might not be a bad thing since he’s beyond superstitious and I just may have to spend the rest of the NFL season in this jacket.
What thrifted finds have made you gasp?