Saturday, April 11, 2015

The Green Jacket

It’s that time of year again: “A tradition unlike any other,” The Masters.

From Pimento Cheese sandwiches to the classic Caddie jumpsuits, there are many traditions at The Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta, GA.

Most notably of the traditions may be the 1st place grand prize, a Green Jacket awarded to the tournament winner. It's a classic three-button blazer not unlike the one men in my family have worn for generations to Sunday service and brunches. However, this one is the uniquely iconic Masters Green; well, the shade is called Pantone 342 to be exact.

Since 1967 Hamilton Tailoring Company of Ohio has produced the famously recognizable green blazer. But, the fabric is produced from a mill in Georgia, of course. In 1990 the head of Hamilton Tailoring bought a roll of 500 yards of fabric, enough to make 200 jackets. A smart investment if you ask me.