So here's the outfit I had planned to wear to the big Shoes/Paul Collins show in Brooklyn last Saturday (and more on that transplandent event later in the week).
Fortunately for me, the day before said big show, the proprietor of this here blog posted the 1980 video for "Don't Wait Up For Me" (which I had never seen before, I swear) in which Paul is wearing...
...pretty much the same thing. Thank you, Mary, for saving me from a major fashion faux pas.
I should add, however, that the whole thing may have been rendered moot by the fact Collins has put on a couple of pounds and shaved his head since that video was shot.
In fact, onstage over the weekend he pretty much looked like this guy...
...except with a guitar.
He was still cooler than I'll ever be, of course.