born in the usa / bruce springsteen kit
bruce springsteen’s 17th album wrecking ball is out today. i’ve heard a few tracks from it. it sounds like vintage bruce. i’m excited to give it a spin this morning. springsteen occupied the jimmy fallon show last week by playing a couple of new tunes and dressing up like born in the usa bruce (you can check that out here). i can’t say that born in the usa is my favorite boss album, but it’s hard to argue with the all-american style of it’s iconic cover. here’s a tiny tribute to it in the form of a kit:
j. crew broken-in pocket tee – you can save a lot of laundry detergent by buying an already broken-in t-shirt.
red yankees hat – that’s a red baseball hat in bruce’s pocket and not a bandana. it was given to him by his buddy lance larson. bruce put it his back pocket as a tribute to larson’s late father.
levi’s shrink to fit 501 jeans – fact: levi’s sales went through the roof after this album came out.
braided belt – i would not recommend a bedazzled belt like bruce is wearing on the cover.
frye engineer boots – the boss wears fryes. who knew. who also knew that frye is one of the world’s oldest bootmakers. not me.
fender telecaster – i have a tele. i f**king love it.
“i’m a long gone daddy in the usa.”