Throw a glitch into your fit
Happy-accident swag, sick contrast-stitch hoodies, vibey old tees & more
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Today we’ve got:
fire small-batch hoodies & tees on their understated & highly rockable Y2K ravegoth flow
deep-cut secondhand graphic-tee heaters
a fantastic rare J🎷A🎷Z🎷Z🎷 reissue
BUT FIRST — A great question from a Spyfriend:
For a while now, Erin & I have been trying to theorize a New Getting Dressed Concept (N.G.D.C.) around the metaphor of the “beautiful glitch”…
That is, a happy accident that disturbs the smooth functioning of some technology or other … but, rather than proving unwelcome, pays unexpectedly lucrative vibe dividends …
All manner of contemporary artists have experimented with the unruly, liberatory aesthetic power of the glitch. In this case, though, the technology in question is “getting a fit off” — and when it comes to getting dressed, mismatched socks strike us as not merely valid, as this reader asks, but a great example of a potentially bussin’ FIT GLITCH.
The tricky part — and what makes the glitch a high risk / high reward sauce gambit — is 1) that you can’t force a glitch, and 2) not all glitches are beautiful.
Go too zany with a sock mismatch (polka dots left, oversize houndstooth right??) and you’ll look like a children’s birthday party entertainer 🤡. Go too slobby with it (Dri-fit ankle joints left, pilling gray tube socks right??) and you will look like an incoherent mess.
But play around until you dial in the right combo — not just a harmonious color pairing, but maybe even a pleasing textural juxtaposition?? — and you can add a little jolt of carefree, sui generis sauce to yr whole gestalt.
Feel free to share some other types of FIT GLITCHES in the comments — this is definitely a “swag-semiotics site” worth further exploration ….
It’s time for an installment of our “Unbeatable Search Term” series, where we put you on to deep-cut secondhand slappers a mere search away…
Today’s Unbeatable Search Term unlocks a TROVE of very vibey ‘80s and ‘90s graphic tees… with a very unlikely provenance —