We hadn’t heard from Cookster for a while, and I was guessing he was out of circulation this week due to post-Sexpo enervation, but he has popped up with a tale of two cities.
The first is Albany: the rec room/TV room/kitchen at the King River Palms Caravan Park. All the cold water you want and a special selection of vintage 1970s coffee mugs – gloriously unwashed. Don’t forget the kaput 22cm fatback TV.
The other is Claremont: a bag from Father, in the Quarter. Cookster claims he carried it for an hour before a colleague pointed out the, er, design. I called Father owner Joel Sofi and identified myself as a TWOP reporter.
“I can’t take any claim with ordering it,” Joel said.
He took over the menswear shop six months ago and thousands of bags came as part of the deal.
“It’s one of those things: do I throw away however many grand or do I get rid of them through sales,” Joel said.
“I’m very selective who I give the bag to – I have another bag as well.”
He said the design is from wallpaper in the changeroom of the shop.
“Now it’s on one pillar of the shop,” Joel said.
“It’s been synonymous with what Father has always had over the past eight years.”
“I haven’t had many issues with it and you are the first call about it.”
Are there pix of a topless and smiling Johnny Depp in Sportscraft changing rooms?