Polyester and the markets
Rocky’s eye for market trends is often sharper than his eye for fashion trends. Yet, as cotton prices reach record highs, he speculates that reasonably-priced polyester may soon come back into vogue.
Fortunately, Rocky’s wash-and-wear polyester leisure suit remains crisply pressed in the back of his closet — next to the pink ruffled tuxedo shirt which last saw action at his high school prom. (Which coincidentally was a time when gold was spiking too.) Moths find old wool suits irresistable, but just like a Hostess Twinkie, a leisure suit can remain “fresh” for thousands of years.
[Disclosure: When Rocky experiences a Saturday night fever, he takes an aspirin and goes to bed early.]