So, our very own illustrious Head-Journalist-Til-Joel's-Back Matt Conner was kind enough to regale and entertain us with a simply FABULOUS post regarding Chiefs memorabilia (if that's what you call a frog with a Chiefs shirt) and, as a bonus, a fanshot featuring perhaps THE ugliest sweater known to Mankind, or certainly around Chiefs Kingdom.
Seriously. Any of us would part with a mere $60 for that, right? I know I would. Ok, not really, but you know what I mean ... it's better than a frog (I mean, come on!) and besides, when you think about it, it's probably something that Marty Schottenheimer would wear. Marty was such a great coach, but his taste in Chiefs apparel was ... shall we say "loud" at times. Garish. Outlandish. Horrendous at times, but hey ... he was OUR Marty so we looked past small things like lack of fashion sense, because after all: not EVERYONE looks good in a a red Hawaiian Shirt, right?
So, Marty. It got me thinking that perhaps the very line of demarcation between "good taste" and "tacky" might well be the same as asking yourself: "Would Marty wear it?" ... if so, you might want to rethink that sweater or jacket, tailgate or no tailgate. Consider ...
Right? Marty did like it "bright" sometimes ...
If Bill would wear it, Marty would wear it ... in fact, Marty TOLD Bill to wear it!
Sometimes the yellow was cleverly hidden on the sides, but ... with a white cap? Come on, Marty!
And sometimes it's just how he wears his knit cap ... seriously?
... and sometimes it's just the cap itself (who comes up with these?)
... other times it's ... ok, whatever, right?
So remember, to always look your best in Chiefs gear, whatever it is, the next time you're about to put on that white sweater with red stripes and yellow lettering, ask yourself ...
"Would Marty Wear It?"