Yaeger to Kerouac: ‘Hey, You Old Dharma Bum!’


Today, Lynn Yaeger uses her column to write an open letter of sorts to Jack Kerouac, just to let him know how his image has made its way into today’s high fashion. Hogan, the leather brand, has designed the “Jack Kerouac Project” to celebrate the 50th anniversary of On the Road.

This is perhaps the most perfect example we’ve seen of what is so uncool about Fashion. Looking like Jack Kerouac, in his beat-up, grungy leather jacket? Cool. Paying $1,590 for it? Eh. Not that we wouldn’t like to have money, but if we weren’t forced to dive through the bins at thrift stores, we might look like some kind of poseur too.

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on August 22, 2007

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