Don't hoard or toss clothes you love — "dopely transubstantiate" them into other forms!
T-shirt quilt! You can find quilters on Etsy who’ll make one out of yr old graphic tees. Win/win. A cozy, aunt-wave solution.
Hey there spy friends, please help me find the post that talks about the vintage inspiration behind the bittner jacket? Thanks a million 🏼
This is tangentially related, but the power of the visual artifact works well for shit that gets stolen, as well. Once upon a time, before Hodinkee was a punchline, they ran a reader survey, and the prize was a very nice vintage Explorer 1016. Against all odds, I won, and since I lived two blocks away, I dropped by to pick it up and I got my fifteen minutes of fame with a blogpost and some pics where I look smug as fuck.
Fast forward two years, my watch gets jacked out of my office at work, and the cameras are conveniently on their Bourne Ultimatum "take the shot" shutdown at that point. At first I was steamed, because the post-'Dink watch boom was in full swing and I could never justify buying a replacement. But the post and the pics live on, and it's a very good story/reminder of a thing that I loved a lot.
Facing this conundrum with vintage dresses. Currently turning two that have seen better days into a quilt for the baby I need to make some space for. A high school friend had her mom make a Tshirt quilt.
It’s 5 degrees in Salt Lake City as I’m reading this in my Bittner. This coat looks sick as hell but really does it’s job. Learning about the BBSP early access has me feeling like it’s a beautiful summer day. If haven’t already, it’s time to join the cla$$ified tier so you can get blessed
The t-shirt conundrum takes me back to the mind opening Kate Berlant interview. It feels valuable because (presumably) the daft punk gig was so good. But isn’t the t-shirt the souvenir tiger while the writer is lucky enough to have the experience (the real 🐅 )in their brain which requires no storage and will always be great! ☮️ ✌️
Haruki Murakami did his own version of the t-shirt book: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/18/style/haruki-murakami-t-shirt-book.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share&referringSource=articleShare