Recently, the King & Bay team had the unique honour of designing a custom lining to celebrate Buck's retirement from 50 years in Major League Baseball. It was a fabulous creative process.
When we designed this custom lining for Buck, we really wanted to encompass all the aspects his legendary career, from the early years as a player through to the years of calling the Jays games. In the details of this custom suit lining, you'll see hundreds of names – each an individual who played a part in Bucks career.
The Challenge: Tell The Tale of 50 Years of MLB History on a Jacket Lining
Buck Martinez is an MLB legend. Over the course of his baseball career he has been a player, a manager and a broadcaster.
We first met Buck through the 'Behind The Plate' fundraising events he hosted in support of the Jays Care Foundation and have developed a mutually respectful 'fan club' – us for his work and he for our work.
For Buck's final 'Behind The Plate' event, we wanted to design a custom jacket lining that told the story of his career in a very unique way. It was an interesting creative process, to say the least! In the end, we were successful. This special lining (section shown here) integrates hundreds of names of individuals whose paths Buck crossed over the years.
If you were lucky enough to have Buck show you the inside of his jacket, you'd be able to read his history like a book.
Thank you for the challenge, buck.