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Cold Start: The Jacket Sling

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The shorthands used for “cool” are a lot of strange, arbitrary things. The sunglasses can suggest not an oversensitivity to light, but also an oversensitivity to light caused by, say, drinking too much, which could be considered a byproduct of the “cool” behavior of binge alcoholism, I guess. But the jacket-sling-over-the-shoulder? That’s a tricky one. Is it cool to misjudge one’s temperature and be forced to carry, instead of wear, a jacket? Maybe? Especially if your Opel Kadett is yellow-and-black.

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Iwannadrive637
Iwannadrive637
1 year ago

A jacket over the shoulder is 10 times better than a sweater tied around the neck. And Aviators will always be the best looking sunglasses.

LTDScott
LTDScott
1 year ago

I love that Matchbox just released a model of this car.

Dave Horchak
Dave Horchak
1 year ago

Let’s be honest here. Good looking dude in good shape, good haircut, probably at supercuts, aftermarket sunglasses, members only jacket, probably wearing knockoff docksider shoes, JCPenney sweater. UNCOOL. But swap in a 911, Sperry docksiders, custom wool sweater, Porsche jacket, aviator sunglasses, $100 haircut exactly the same cut, and now what do you have? Rich guy small penis who is a frigging deueschbag. Porsche dicks keep trying to pass the small dick thing onto every other car and truck owner but if my sister and her hot friends who won’t be more than friends are to be believed. Middle aged Porsche drivers who follow the crowd are the teeny tiny penis crowd.

Carlos Ferreira
Carlos Ferreira
1 year ago

BTW, Matchbox just released this car in 1/64 scale, except it’s white over yellow. It’s fantastic and costs a little over a buck.

Israel Moore
Israel Moore
1 year ago

AND hard to find (thanks, Mattel marketing team!). But I did manage to find two so far.

Larry B
Larry B
1 year ago

I learned how to drive when I was 14 by going up and down our driveway in a base yellow Opel Kadett. In my imagination I looked just like this guy. Of course, in my imagination it was an Opel GT. I was also on the same line as Gordie Howe.

Turbo1BDP
Turbo1BDP
1 year ago

This guy f***s!

Doctor Nine
Doctor Nine
1 year ago

Guy isn’t so cool. He went for the visually obnoxious, rather than the sublime. Truly cool hipsters of the era would have had the Rallye Edition:

https://amklassiek.nl/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Historie-1024×717.jpg

Pigalle66
Pigalle66
1 year ago
Reply to  Doctor Nine

Why would he drive an old Kadett B when he can have the new Kadett C?

Doctor Nine
Doctor Nine
1 year ago
Reply to  Pigalle66

Couple reasons. Pre-smog, the engine in the B would be easier to tweak. Also, under the skin, I believe the B is basically an Opel GT. Lots of parts availability.

Above and beyond the fact that it’s simply more handsome.

D0nut
D0nut
1 year ago

Dude, just understands how to layer.

Boulevard_Yachtsman
Boulevard_Yachtsman
1 year ago

Bee cool

Andy Individual
Andy Individual
1 year ago

From back in the era when polo was cool.

Grey alien in a beige sedan
Grey alien in a beige sedan
1 year ago

This image sums up what it looks like to get kicked out of the Yacht club because you traded the Merc for a lowly Opel, despite the fact that you were the dude that hooked up all the billionaire bankers in the club with the finest of Columbian marching powders. Either that, or you were just hoping that Hanna Barbera were looking for new ideas for a cartoon at the time and that you could sell them your image.

SquareTaillight2002
SquareTaillight2002
1 year ago

Perhaps the unworn jacket is a subtle indicator of inadequate vehicle climate control?

Dave Horchak
Dave Horchak
1 year ago

Or warm at sea level going up in the mountains to ski layer so will need the warmth. I’ve lived in several areas where sea level is beach weather and an hour away you can snow ski. Awesome if you got the money. I didn’t.

Dar Khorse
Dar Khorse
1 year ago

Hey, this is Germany we’re talking about. The sweater is for warmth. The jacket is water-resistant in case of rain. Or, in German: derRegenmantelfürdenFalldassdasWetterschlechtwird
And of course, he’s also got a super cool plaid rain hat that matches the upholstery.
Coooooool…

Maymar
Maymar
1 year ago

I think the jacket sling means you’re responsible enough to be prepared for many possible eventualities, but in a casual, non-uptight boy scout about it sort of way. Like driving an economical compact car with a flashy paint job and some nice wheels in an era with many fuel crisises.

Data
Data
1 year ago

All I can think of now is Flight of the Bumblebee…

Balloondoggle
Balloondoggle
1 year ago

More cars should have a 2-tone paint option.

Rad Barchetta
Rad Barchetta
1 year ago
Reply to  Balloondoggle

Early images of the new Toyota Crown would suggest otherwise, if that’s what we’re gonna get.

RootWyrm
RootWyrm
1 year ago
Reply to  Balloondoggle

Jeep: “We heard you li-”
Literally Everyone: “NOT LIKE THAT.”

Dave Horchak
Dave Horchak
1 year ago
Reply to  Balloondoggle

And yellow should be more available.

DubblewhopperInDubblejeopardy
DubblewhopperInDubblejeopardy
1 year ago

“When you get up in the morning, the light hurts your head
The first thing you do when you get up out of bed, is hit that streets a-runnin
And try to beat the masses, and go get yourself some cheap sunglasses….”

Dave Horchak
Dave Horchak
1 year ago

Cheap or rhinestone what do you say?

Cool Dave
Cool Dave
1 year ago

In this car it’s cool because he’s going to pick up the ladies and be out after dark, so cool!

Really though, I always dug the design of those Opels.

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