The Suit

Posted on June 10, 2014 by


I have exactly one suit. Probably, the only one I’ll ever own.

It mostly just hangs in closets. Currently, in an upstairs bedroom at Angela’s mom’s house.

I believe we’ve successfully dated it to 1998. I must have bought it for a job interview, but I don’t remember wearing it to one.

It’s not particularly stylish and not particularly comfortable. It’s sort of an olive color and the fabric isn’t very inviting to touch. I’m sure I got a good deal on it.

There’s one shirt, one tie, one belt, and one pair of shoes to go with it. They all reside in that closet full time.

There is a small hole on the right shoulder on the jacket. I really don’t feel compelled to have it fixed. If anyone ever mentions it, I’ll just act surprised.

Any time I’ve worn it, people tell me how nice I look. But, I think it’s just such an uncommon sight that they’re compelled to comment. I don’t feel good in it. Besides, it’s rare that I would have reason to wear it.

Monday, I wore it.


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Comments (10)


  1. greg says:

    I have a suit like that, and I rarely wear it for fun occasions. I hope your occasion was not too difficult to get through and you’re able to get back to Red Beard soon.

  2. Jordan says:

    I don’t know what to say, but I have to say something. Like (I think) all of your readers, I feel like you guys are friends of mine even though we’ve never met, and I wish you only the best. Here’s hoping you get to put that suit back in the closet and keep it there for a long time.

  3. Karen says:

    Jason, Angela – you are in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. Wishing you and your family nothing but the best. Take care of yourselves.

  4. JenMo says:

    It’s not what you wore on the outside but what you felt on the inside that counts. Missing you guys.

  5. Bob and Shauri says:

    Hey – IF you guys wanna come to A-town, you are welcome here. Peace.

  6. Anita says:

    Ditto what Jordan said. Blessings.

  7. Jodi says:

    So eloquent, so poignant and so touching. I’m with Jordan — your readers feel so much a part of your family through your posts. There are many people thinking about you right now. Blessings and take care.

  8. jason says:

    Many thanks for the kind words. We very much appreciate it.

  9. Kelly Kubasta says:

    Thoughts and prayers to y’all and your entire family.

  10. Corinne Carnegie says:

    So sorry to hear this, ditto on it being in that wardrobe a very long time from now on!

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