Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Jackie Howe



Jackie Howe left more in his wake than shearing records -- he created a fashion statement still found in Australia. Howe was so muscular (his hands were the size of small tennis rackets) that the sleeves of his shearer's shirt restricted his biceps. Howe cut out the sleeves and part of the underarm area, creating the Jackie Howe singlet, a top found on sale throughout Queensland.