Today I had a wake-up call!!!
As we were coming back inbound from the practice area, my flight instructor kind of sized me up and commented, "you got that in the eighties, didn't you?" He was obviously referring to my apparently not-so-cool-after-all jacket! OMG, am I really so dated??!!
The irony of the situation is that when jean jackets really WERE cool, I didn't own one! (In the eighties, when I was 12, my mother said they looked cheap and "American", perhaps the worst insult a European immigrant at the time could offer. So I was not permitted to get one, being resigned instead to long, warm, servicable and terribly UN-cool coats that would "protect my womanly parts", according to my mom.)
Well, I may be dated, but I still think my jean jacket makes me look cool, to heck with the flight teacher, lol!