CONSTANT CLOSET (3)

By: Lynn Peril
April 11, 2021

We are delighted to present CONSTANT CLOSET, a series in which HILOBROW friend Lynn Peril shares vintage items of clothing that she’s continued to wear for decades.


ALL IMPORT AUTO DISMEMBERERS TEESHIRT


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I’ve been wearing secondhand clothing for my entire adult life but not everything in my closet started out vintage. This shirt was purchased new in 1986, a year after I moved to San Francisco. My boyfriend and I took public transportation to the deep Mission, where they were sold at an auto body shop. Because it was the oversized and flashdancing 80s, I bought a men’s size XL, cut out the collar, then completed the look with jeans and work boots. Six years later, I was single and needed something suitably hip to wear for the photo that would appear with my interview in INCREDIBLY STRANGE MUSIC. The Auto Dismemberers tee fit the bill — and by the time the book was published, I was dating the man who became my husband. A couple weeks ago, he looked up as I got into bed (the only place I wear the tee these days) and said, “I’ve always liked that shirt,” which made me realize I’ve been wearing this workhorse on a regular basis for almost 40 years.

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MORE LYNN PERIL at HILOBROW: PLANET OF PERIL series | FIVE-O YOUR ENTHUSIASM: DARK SHADOWS | FERB YOUR ENTHUSIASM: JONNY QUEST | CARBONA YOUR ENTHUSIASM: “SMOTHER LOVE” | MOVIE OBJECTS: TRANSISTOR RADIO | KLAATU YOU: ATTACK OF THE 50-FT. WOMAN | TUBE YOUR ENTHUSIASM: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW | FLAIR: BASEBALL RING | #SQUADGOALS: The Daly Sisters | KLUTE YOUR ENTHUSIASM: BLOW-UP | MUSEUM OF FEMORIBILIA series | HERMENAUTIC TAROT: The Waiting Man | KIRB YOUR ENTHUSIASM: YOUNG ROMANCE | CROM YOUR ENTHUSIASM: CONJURE WIFE | HILO HERO ITEMS on: Tura Satana, Paul Simonon, Vivienne Westwood, Lucy Stone, Lydia Lunch, Gloria Steinem, Gene Vincent, among many others.

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