CONSTANT CLOSET (5)
April 17, 2021
Buying vintage often means you can wear clothing of a quality you would not be able to purchase new, even were you able to find such workmanship in today’s stores. This faboo number with a Sak’s Fifth Avenue label is a case in point — just look at that gorgeous fabric! If anyone is currently producing such a beautiful combo of metallic threads and what feels like heavyweight silk, well, I don’t know who they are, because I can’t afford to set foot in the shop where it’s sold. Quality might also mean an item of clothing has been durable enough to survive over the years. That this jacket was probably saved for special occasions also contributed to the pristine condition I found it in, hanging on a rack at Wasteland on Haight Street back in the glorious ’90s. I’ve worn the jacket to night clubs (pictured here, the Derby in Los Angeles in 2005) and parties, but who knows when we’ll feel safe enough to venture out again post-pandemic. I think it’s time to slip on this jacket for trips to the grocery store and while running errands. Beauty like this shouldn’t be kept closed up in the closet.
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