Seen In S.F.: The All-Wood Suit. No Typo!
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One of the Leno headlines I remember from the deep past when Leno had dark hair, one (giant) chin, and a modicum of respect from the general public regarded "All-Wood Suits" being sold at a local store. Well, it's easy to see how someone could make such a mistake -- but it doesn't reduce the ridiculousness of conjuring up mental imagery of wood suits.
And then, decades later, I saw this wood suit right here in San Francisco.
This jaw-dropping and unexpected journey into punchlines of my youth can be found gracing the front window of Escobar Brothers Custom Tailors on Stockton Street. Interestingly, the all-wood suit is only a few steps away from another visually disorienting San Francisco sight: the "Pete's Cleaner Taqueria" sign.
Your humble narrator will now be on the lookout for the actual realization of another Leno headlines of yore: "Trees Can Break Wind." Well, maybe not the lookout.