For the last few years, major retailers have been trying to co-opt the metal look. There are gaudy leather jackets, gaudy patched sweat pants and even more traditional metal designs, albeit overpriced, from H&M and Urban Outfitters.
The way Macy's figures into the equation is a bit weird. If you've ever been in the mens section of the department store, you'd notice more of a rock edge in recent months, and one random passer by happened to noticed that Macy's had the battle jacket pictured above on display in it's New York City flagship location. There's only one problem with that vest… it was stolen from Meshach “Attack” Babcöck during a high school battle of the bands in Oregon City, OR a few years ago.
The jacket was left backstage while the band performed and when they returned it was gone. Babcöck clearly went through a lot of trouble to get his vest just right, so naturally, he was heartbroken. Three years pass, and he sees this photo of his vest being displayed at a Macy's and now he hopes to get it back. Here is a side-by-side of him and the vest:
How the hell did this vest go coast to coast and end up in Macy's hands, we'll likely never know. But Maniak has launched a Facebook page in the hopes of getting Macy's attention and getting his vest back. Head over there and give it a like. We'll let you know if we hear from any Macy's reps about the situation.