CONSTANT CLOSET (9)
May 2, 2021
Lest you get the idea that lamé and leather and bold prints from designers and high-end department stores are the only items in my closet, please take a look at this humble linen jacket. It’s not designer, there’s no union label, and it wasn’t even made in the U.S.A. Heck, it’s not even that old by my closet’s standards, probably new in the mid-2010s or so, which is right around the time I got it (and around the time I’m wearing it in this 2016 photo). The politics of clothing are complex. Buying secondhand means I avoid one part of the corporate clothing cycle, but the big thrift stores are problematic in their own right. I don’t profess to have all my ducks in a row. All of this to say that it is a rare day that I’m not wearing something secondhand, even if it’s not “vintage.”
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