One of my deepest and darkest secrets is that for a brief period of time in high school, I used to sell suits and cologne at Dayton’s, a department store that would later became Marshall Field’s and then Macy’s. Dayton’s was also the parent company that gave birth to Target back in the 60s, well before my time.
I remember yuppies with yellow power ties favoring Xeryus by Givenchy, a scent that made me gag like a valley girl on a first date. Fish ties were also in vogue for some reason, if just for a moment. I also remember guys with “gentleman’s fit” bodies desperately wanting to fit into the “athletic fit” suits. Now all these years and pounds later, I finally understand why.