Long Island city, not Long Island. LIC is in queens, Korean part of the town.
Ahhhhhh.........Ok.......Cool. Ya learn somethin new every day. I got a couple of friends who live in Long Island (West Babylon). I didn't realize that LIC was actually an area of Queens.
As a guy with Boots on the Ground in NY, maybe you can definitively confirm for us the status of Branded Garments????
Also, to echo your post, the cross zip does indeed have a bad rap as the look was hijacked by Rebels and Rockers over the years. Its still such a classic. If you can, maybe post some pics of the early ads with the men wearing them to accompany normal or even slightly professional/formal attire. Seeing how the jackets were marketed and how the makers intended their end use is always interesting.