Victory! Dude Got His Stolen Patch-Covered Vest Back From Macy's
A little under two weeks ago, we posted about a patch-laden denim vest being on display at Macy's in New York City. It turns out a guy named Meshach Babcock was the original owner of the vest and lost it three years ago… and somehow it ended up on display in the denim section of Macy's. Go figure.
Anyway! Good news today! Babcock will be getting his vest back, according to The Guardian.
Now, a reunion between Babcock and the vest is in the works. Babcock has been negotiating with Macy’s to get the vest back, and said the store is requiring him to prove he is the owner by sending them pictures of himself and the vest.
“Basically, I just told them all the patches that were on the back – that was a clear indication because there’s no pictures [of the back] online,” he said.
Ryan Lally, a spokesman for Ralph Lauren, told the Guardian that once Ralph Lauren’s creative team – which purchased the vest through a third party – and Macy’s became aware of Babcock’s claims, they agreed to give it back to him.
“The jacket was taken down already last week and it will be sent back to him,” Lally said.
Babcock said he lost his vest when his band broke up, and recently the band announced a reunion. So isn't it at least a little weird that the vest comes back just in time for the reunion? Satan works in mysterious ways, y'know.
Update: He got his jacket back. Here are pics: