As you probably know, there’s a lot of football on this weekend.
I have no idea what to write about, as I’m mostly watching football, and preoccupied with a bunch of other things.
(In my next life, I’m definitely coming back as a football player. Or a roller derby-er. *laugh*)
I’ve been thinking about clothes, lately. No idea why…not really the well-dressed type (sans a stint with the goth club social scene).
Even then, I went the vintage route. Generally 30s, 40s, 50s clothing handed down. Every so often, though, I’d break out the silver latex or the…1970s?…mustard yellow floor-length gown with a blue-and-pink beaded jacket. (I still have it, but all the other stuff? It’s was like size 0-2…too damn small these days.)
I kept the vintage velvet jackets, though. Most of them still fit.
I pretty much just wear t-shirts (the more sustainable/locally-made/anti-sweatshop/nontoxic, the better) and jeans, but for dressing up? Will probably go the more tailored route…(if I can ever find pants that actually fit right. C’mon, pants designers, are you all on crack in your requisite studios?!?!). Some of the clothing sites that offer a tomboy look are intriguing. (http://www.wildfang.com/, http://askatomboy.blogspot.com/2014/10/10-tomboy-clothing-companies-you-didnt.html. Got others? Post up in the comments! ) I would love to find a style I can pair with these amazing bow ties that are made in Vermont. http://www.beautiesltd.com/
But you have to have money. Lots of it. And there’s still the problem of reduce, re-use, recycle, and the question of organic/sustainability of the materials.
Pants and jeans buying used to be so simple. Just go to the store, buy a pair without even trying it on, and come home. Now it’s absolutely grueling.
I hate shopping, but one day I literally had to try on over a hundred pairs of jeans. I never go to stores and try to avoid getting brand-new, but I was desperate. Since, now, I can’t even find pants that fit at thrift stores….my wonderful fail safe. (They’re probably all snapped up by the other 99.9 percent of women out there who also can’t find a damn pair of jeans that fit right.)
So, as part of this environmental revolution, clothes anarchy might just be a part of it. If us pantless women have anything to say about it. But, hell, let’s just go naked!
(Or, find a local Drop-and-Swap event near you.)