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Wednesday, March 06, 2019
Another Kid Krazy Shirt From a Kid Krazy Friend
March 6, 2019 Just got this great photo of an anchor-imprinted, bibbed-front shirt, from author and Kid Krazy friend Mark Lee Gardner.
This is very similar to the one Billy the Kid is wearing in his only known photo. I especially like the stars on the collar.
Gardner Weighs In
"I just think it's fun when these anchor motifs turn up in nineteenth-century portraits, and that doesn't happen often. I also find it interesting that both the Kid and this unknown individual don't make any effort to show off the shirt. If I had a fancy embroidered shirt like this, I sure wouldn't have anything covering it up, especially when I get my image made. Just like if you get a pair of cowboy boots with super fancy stitching on the tops, you're dang sure going to tuck your pants in."
—Mark Lee Gardner
Speak for yourself city boy. Where I grew up—Mohave County—you were considered a total DUDE if you dared tuck your pants into your boots. I can show you pictures of me with my pants tucked in to my boots but I have to say I felt mighty nervous doing it and I must add, I was NOT in Mohave County when I did it.
BBB tucked In Boots, at Rio Rico, AZ
"I can see by your boots you are light in the loafers."