USS William H. Standley DLG/CG-32 Association

World of Very High Couture WHS Trident is "IN" August 1998

I was at the Hotel Del Coronado about two months ago meeting some friends for lunch. They have some very spiffy shops at the Del and one in particular that I like is across from the restaurant where we were meeting. They have very trendy, upscale clothes for women. One item was an aviator style leather jacket with patches all over it like in wartime. The big patch on the front was of the Standley. I couldn't believe. I asked the sales person if the Standley patch was just on that jacket (thinking they were each individually made). She said that the Standley patch was on all of their jackets. So, I decided that I was going to buy it...figuring I would go as high as $250.00, but it was $450.00 so I said I don't think so. But I want you guys to know that you have made it into the world of very high couture.

Sara L. Standley, 28 August 1998