The Right to Bare Arms – Ten Other Men Who Live by the Vest


Anybody else notice how nice and convenient it was for ESPN to go from 24 hour coverage of LeBron to now the start of Favre watch 2010? Almost like they planned it! Here is a littll secret though…   We are now less than 45 days away from the start of the college football season and for the people of Ohio we are now more than a few weeks past “The Decision”.  So I thought we could focus on someone from the state who has always been loyal to Ohioans, kept their talents in state, and stuck with us when times have gotten tough. Coach Tressel is now entering his tenth season as Buckeyes coach and is looking for his 6th straight BCS appearance. In honor of that and the close proximity of the start of college football I thought we could list ten other great men who were also famous for wearing vests!

#10 Dog the Bounty Hunter


No matter if it be bullet proof or just casual sleeveless attire, Dog has never seen a vest he didnt like. The Hawaiian even wore a white vest during his wedding. The man is flat out committed to the vest, so much so that his look has become a huge selling Halloween outfit.  Dog also has gotten of the hook for his public realations nightmare of taped phone conversations thanks to Mel Gibson hitting the bottle again.

 #9 Shrek


Ogre’s are famous for being like onions, but for Shrek and his vest, he’s now more famous for being like cabbage. Lots and lots of cabbage, to the tune of $2.75 billion in box office gross from the 4 movies.

 #8 Mr. T


Just look at that picture… 

#7 Marty McFly


Yes, that is a Huey Lewis and the News song you hear in the back of your head while looking at Michael J Feezy in the life preserver from Back to the Future. What I don’t understand is why the people of 1955 Hill Valley gave him so much gruff about this amazing fashion piece.

#6 Danny from ‘Hey Dude’

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Now this is a little more abstract, cause Danny didnt always wear a vest. But he did wear the vest in the opening credits. And thats more than enough to get recognized in this list. Especially, when coming from a show as great as Hey Dude. One question is, what ever happend to Joe Torres, the actor who played the well vested Danny? A better question is, who did you find to be hotter Brad or Melody?

 #5 Teddy Ruxpin


Little fun fact, Teddy Ruxpin was my all time favorite Christmas gift. Teddy was a story telling bear and the greatest friend in the world. You would pop in a cassette tape (google it, kids) and follow along in a book as Teddy told you one of his amazing tales of adventure with his pal Grubby. As you got older you realized Teddy would play any cassette tape you put in him. So he became even more awesome when you threw in a tape with House of Pain’s “Jump Around” or The Jerky Boys 2 “R-I-Z-Z-O, open your ears!”. Teddy was ahead of his time and has never gotten the pub he deserved. In my opinion, he kicks Tickle Me Elmo right in his double A’s. He sure was a snappy dresser, thats a fact.

 #4 Walter Sobchak


“This is not ‘Nam, Smokey, their are rules”
“You want a toe? I can get you a toe, believe me. There are ways, Dude. You don’t wanna know about it, believe me.  Hell, I can get you a toe by 3 o’clock this afternoon… with nail polish”
“I’m going to finish my coffee.”

 #3 Alladin


The guy had 3 wishes. Not a single one of them had anything to do with getting rid of that purple vest. And he managed to snag Jasmine the finest piece of artwork since Jessica Rabbit. Good things come to he who wears vest.

 #2 Razor Ramon


Tony Montana + a wrestling mat + jeri curl juice + a vest = “Say hello to the bad guy”

#1 Doug Funnie


The only thing Doug was more committed to than his sweater vest was his love for Patty Mayonnaise.  Here is a clip that was obviously way ahead of its time…

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And their you have it. The vest is a powerful thing. Wear them wisely.

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