Friday, September 5, 2008

Jack Weil will be missed.

Papa Jack Weil passed away today at the age of 107. I had the chance to meet him in July at the Rockmount shop in Denver. He continued to go to work every day and even had a lunch appointment the day I was there. We will miss you Papa Jack.

"My grandfather was to Western shirts what Levi's was to blue jeans, "Steve Weil told Gallo. "One of his most remarkable traits was an ability to live on his own terms. That's probably the result of growing up in the early 1900s and enduring the Depression. He was self-made and self-educated, and he had a strong code of ethics." Grandson Steve Weil, Rockmount's 49-year-old president


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