Sporting Goods Stores03/25/07
posted by John Martini
What was the name of the sporting goods store located on Haight Street a block or so east of Ashbury? I remember going there to pick up my St. Ignatius jacket for my Junior year.
It was a memorable trip going to that store for two reasons:
1. The rite-of-passage of picking up the leather-sleaved blue woolen SI jacket, a garment that made me feellike a real teenager for the first time, and...
2. Negotiating the traffic and crowds on Haight Street in August 1967 -- the belly of the beast of the Summer of Love. We newly-minted Wildcat Juniors with our pegged pants and stiff SI jackets sort of stood out in the patchouli soaked crowd.
Jeez, what was that place's name??