Buttonholes and Mounties

When Don came on screen for tonight’s Coach’s Corner, I was struck by two things about his sartorial choices: first, the jacket’s sedate colour and pattern (a return to vintage Don Cherry, perhaps?), but second, the oddly prominent buttonhole on the front lapel. It’s oddly prominent because the lapels have equal width when the upper right button is not buttoned—that is, this seems to be the correct way to wear this suit—so why put the buttonhole there at all? It just looks…well, weird. (Compare this double-breasted suit jacket from Wikipedia if you can’t spot why I think this looks strange.)

Don Cherry on Coach's Corner, 28 Feb 2009

However, unusually, I did like his tie on this segment. In contrast to some of the odder members of Don’s tie collection, his tie for tonight’s Coach’s Corner, featuring Mounties in honour of an upcoming event in Edmonton memorializing four slain RCMP officers, is relatively sedate and even cute:

Don Cherry's tie from Coach's Corner, 28 Feb 2009

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3 Responses to “Buttonholes and Mounties”


  1. 1 Alexa 28 February 2009 at 6:25 pm

    I like how the flower appears to have gotten the suit all wet, too.

  2. 2 Grapes 28 February 2009 at 6:27 pm

    I think that’s just an oddly elongated shadow. I’m not even sure that flower is real.


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