I second that, sinnedk. The whole thing has that dress-up feel. As if he put his father's clothes on to take a fit pic but was't actually going to wear outside. And that hat - in doors!? Is he freezing? Perhaps he caught flu from Hirsh. Poor guy.
Hey Stiches man! What a story with a twist ending! I enjoyed a lot. And in retrospect (knowing now that it was your brother teasing you) those jokes about the swimming pool and your brown baggy pants sound freakin' hilarious. A great trick