Pro Wrestling's Most Coveted Piece Of Men's Wear

Esquire|The Big Black Book - Fall/Winter 2019

Pro Wrestling's Most Coveted Piece Of Men's Wear
GOLF’S PRIZED JACKET IS GREEN; THE NFL HALL OF FAME’S GOT GOLD. BUT FOR PROFESSIONAL WRESTLERS AROUND THE GLOBE, THE ULTIMATE ACCOLADE IS THE RIBERA STEAK HOUSE JACKET.
Ben Boskovich

IN 2014, I WAS working at an ad agency, and a colleague showed me a photo from his days as a globe-trotting pro wrestler. He was standing on a street in Osaka alongside a friend. “That’s Ebessan,” he said. “He’s the best. That’s us after eating a horse, no lie.” My follow-up question wasn’t about their slightly suspect equine meal but about the stunning crimson satin baseball jacket my friend was wearing in the photo.

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The Big Black Book - Fall/Winter 2019