NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., July 19 (UPI) -- A California man who bought a purported Frank Sinatra shirt at a garage sale for $5 says it has been verified as belonging to the late Rat Pack crooner.
Rick Gorski of Newport Beach said he bought the white tuxedo shirt last fall from neighbors preparing to move out of state and had it verified as Sinatra's by Anto Distinctive Shirtmakers in Beverly Hills, a Sinatra-favored business with records dating back to 1955, The Orange County (Calif.) Register reported Monday.
"We know what Frank (Sinatra) wore in '60s," said Jack Sepetjian, who took over father Anto's business with brother Ken. "What style. What fabric. We have it in the archives."
However, Gorski said he has been dissuaded from auctioning the shirt due to the low estimates he received from auctioneers, from $800 to $6,000.
"How can a shirt Frank Sinatra owned, one of the rarest he ever had made, be the same price as an autographed photo? It doesn't make sense," Gorski said.
He said he may just give the shirt to Sinatra's family.
"If no one buys the shirt," he said. "I have so much respect for their dad, I'd give it to them."