Here is a replica of Steve McQueen’s six days jacket made by Barbour, it comes with authentic mud splatter. Don’t worry, it’s rubberized mud splatter so it won’t fall off when you sit in your Aeron chair to make the final edit on your video.
This jacket represents quite a misunderstanding of the legacy of Steve McQueen. Maybe they watched On Any Sunday with the volume down so they could luxuriate in its vintage instagram-filtered imagery, missing the point that Steve McQueen was a rich and famous man who went out and got real mud on him while racing under a fake name to avoid attention. The movie wasn’t even about him, he financed it and was just there to have fun and help draw attention to the stories of the real racers and the amazing skills of his buddy Malcolm Smith.
You have to envision this jacket out in the world.
“Don’t sit there, you’ll get mud on my furniture you cunt”
“That’s where you’re wrong, this is carefully applied synthetic dirt that cost me 500 pounds sterling”
The haunted look in his eyes says it all. Just learned it’s Steve’s 84th birthday today, happy bday Steve.
This post was written by special guest, Echo all the way from Oireland – Harvard