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Don Cherry, flower man

And here it is. Here is how Don Cherry chooses to cap off Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Grapes says the refs should put the whistles away in a game like this and not call chintzy penalties. I’m not sure what’s chintzier than wearing a couch on national television. *ba-dum-chhh*

(At least his tie matches his suit. Hard not to, when it’s the same fabric.)

And just to round things out, here’s another screen capture that somehow (I say somehow) appeared on my computer.

That’s all for this season! Though if you’re very good and you behave yourselves, I may have some more Don Cherry goodness for you coming up this summer…stay tuned!

Cherry in Boston

I’m not sure whether Don is going for some kind of green/Irish/Boston theme with this suit tonight, but I’d bet so. The gold of his tie and pocket handkerchief are kind of Bruins-themed, I suppose, but the green looks to be more Celtics than Bruins. But seriously, wow. Nothing says “serious television commentator” like loud striped jackets—and Grapes is the master when it comes to serious television commentating.

Note also the tacky Canadian-flag cuff links, which completely don’t match. Class. I love it!

Don Cherry, rock star

For the Vancouver Canucks vs. San Jose Sharks Western Conference Finals series, Don Cherry has been donning a tartan suit in what I think he thinks are Canucks colours—blue, green, and a bizarrely incongruous gold—and rocking out. I mean, he isn’t just rocking that suit, or even pants, but he’s rocking out.

(Kind of. He didn’t actually move his hands on the guitar.)

Grapes has worn this jacket at least twice by my count this playoff series. Enjoy. I know he does.

Kind of glad we missed this

So we here at the Don Cherry Jacket Watch missed the Habs-Bruins game yesterday. And judging from Grapes’s outfit, we’re kind of glad we did. Warning: prolonged viewing of the image below may induce blindness, seizures, racism, xenophobia, and in extreme cases, a complete inability to pronounce names.

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(Picture borrowed from Puck Daddy since we haven’t got one of our own. Hi, Puck Daddy readers!)

Classic Don Cherry

As Don Cherry’s suits go, this one is pretty good. Nothing says classic Grapes like the waistcoat and red and white polka-dot tie:

Remember Keep Your Head Up Kid: The Don Cherry Story from CBC? They got this one pretty good too:

(Though can’t you help but feel that this combination of tie and waistcoat is a bit reminiscent of, say, Minnie Mouse meets the White Rabbit? I can’t.)

Check(er) it out

So the playoffs have begun, which means Don Cherry will be coming at us from whole new unexplored worlds of awful. And why not kick things off with a suit that is clearly the cousin of last year’s yellow and black checkered number? No, seriously, why not?

And while we’re at it, why not throw in a strangely incongruous Winnie-the-Pooh tie?

Ahh, it’s good to be back in the playoffs. (Sorry about the quality of these pictures, folks, I had to grab them from a CBC stream online. I’ll upload some higher quality images if I can get my hands on ’em.)

Don Cherry continues the checker theme

Yes, yes, this isn’t the first time Grapes has worn this jacket on the air. But wearing it during the Stanley Cup finals—that’s special. I think he must be going for some kind of checker motif this Cup season. We know that traditionally he picks out his suit fabric from the drapes section of the the fabric store, but I’m pretty sure this one didn’t come from there. I think this came from the tablecloth section or the placemat section or something. And then it was given to his tailor to make into this quadruple-breasted (yep, count those rows of buttons) monstrosity. I mean, jeez. (Note also the pastel-landscape(?) tie, which really helps this outfit.)

Bonus pregame shot!


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