Ya know…ya can’t make this stuff up.
Some dude, a financier with AGI Capital in San Francisco named Jesse Herzog, has come up with something that he calls the “Suitsy”, which is a “onesie”—familiar to the parents-of-infants crowd—for adults, specifically, adult male business-types. He claims it will appeal to guys who appreciate “class, convenience and comfort”. “Imagine looking professional but feeling like you’re wearing pajamas.”
The Suitsy is a jacket connected to a shirt, attached to pants with fake shirt cuffs showing at the end of sleeves and a zipper(hidden beneath the fake button placket; tie, belt and shoes are extra) running the length of the front exposure from neck to crotch. Aye, there’s the rub, to shanghai Shakespeare, and “Hamlet”, into the conversation…in a one-piece garment—coveralls, anyone?–this critical location, the crotch (or “crouch” as Mama calls it in “Music Man”) tends to move in concert with the shoulders, up, down, whatever. So anyone wearing a Suitsy should think twice about ever raising his arms, or even doing a major shrug. Either that or have a specially-crafted one made with the crotch somewhere south of its customary position. And you don’t think that anyone would notice that?
The other concern out there is about the whole zipper issue. Think about it. Ladies wearing Spanx have had to do this for quite some time. It can make “intestinal distress” into a category 5 disaster.
One commentator remarked that it was as though a business suit and a jumpsuit had produced a lovechild.
Anyway, anyway…this dude is touting his invention/device/garment on a website called Betabrand(the promo says “Better Than Fresh Camel Milk”, so you just know they’re about serious stuff) that apparently kind of does market surveys to see if some new ideas are worth considering for manufacture and distribution…and funding, of course. At last count, the Suitsy had 375 votes.
And Jesse Herzog has had previous business experience; he once ran a hot dog shop in San Francisco named Zog Dog which put the first hot dog into space. What? You missed that? Gotta get with the program if you’re going to get rich.
***And you might get rich if you’re into Sumo, Sumo wrestling. Yes! The United States is the biggest venue for amateur sumo wrestling outside of Japan. As a matter of fact, the U.S. Sumo Open was just recently held at Cal State–Long Beach and was quite an event. Yeah, there were videos with big pounding drum sounds from a drum corps considerably different from what we might see on a Friday night football scene, ads for sumo equipment, sponsors—Sapporo Premium Beer, Hazutsuru Sake (couldn’t read the Japanese last one)—cheering crowds…the whole enchilada—or sushi roll, if you want to go in a different ethnic direction. They do weight classes, both men(70) and women(15) and it’s certainly something to watch those very large persons tossing each other about in the middle of that ring. Clearly, though, it’s not just weight that carries the day. A competitor must either push/pull/maneuver the opponent out of the ring or cause them to hit the canvas surface. A lot seems to be about redirecting momentum to bring about the desired result, rather than simply overpowering and outweighing. And speaking of weighing…do they use a truck scale or what? Those folks are BIG!
The current reigning champ is—get out your Spellchecker—a Mongolian dude named Byambajav Ulambayar, who’s won the last seven titles.
Sumo may be becoming popular because it is QUICK, sometimes as little as 5 seconds for a match; no commercial breaks, no breaks in the action. Scoring is simple : is he down? Is he out? No seventh-inning stretch needed. The uniform sales might be a bit problematic, since the standard garment is pretty much a precision-folded loincloth( 30 ft., linen or cotton or silk); not something the average Joe-Sumo would be likely to wear to the local adult-beverage emporium. Oh, some individuals wear what looks sort of like bike shorts under the mawashi or mokko-fundoshi (literally, “earth-basket loincloth”) which is the usual attire, but there are several styles to suit personal preferences Where would one put the college/team logo?
*And finally, check out the bunch of teens that were in an SUV automobile accident when one of their number (the dumbest one) used a lighter to set the driver’s armpit hair on fire.
Like I said, you can’t make this stuff up.