Once upon a time, first lady Laura Bush—and three other society ladies—wore the same $8,500 Oscar de la Renta gown to a White House reception. That’s right: four women, wearing the same red dress at the same party.
Much the same thing happened last night at the grand opening of Oshi Burger Bar, an Asian-inflected burger joint at the fancy end of South Main. For the occasion, founder Jeff Johnson wore a gray plaid jacket from Memphis’s Lansky Bros.
Oh, and Ben Fant? He wore the same thing.
“I wore this jacket to a meeting a few months ago,” explained Fant. “Jeff liked it, so he went and bought one of his own.”
Fant, it turns out, works for Farmhouse Marketing, the firm that did the menu design, web design, and environment design for Oshi. He and Johnson are also friends.
“So it was bound to happen sometime,” added Johnson.
The question now is: Who wore it better?
More on Oshi tomorrow ...