Over at Root Simple, Erik and Kelly (authors of The Urban Homestead, a book that was inspirational to me) made a list of resolutions for 2015. They are all great goals. The one that interested me the most was Kelly's intention to make a uniform that she could wear each day instead of having to choose a new outfit every morning. She wants to base it off this cool-looking 1920s Russian Constructivist outfit.
The uniform fantasy has been with me for a long time, although the uniform type changes. I’ve never taken the leap into wearing a uniform, though, for two reasons. The first is simply that I’ve been too lazy to construct a uniform. The second is that it is a rather eccentric move– adopt a uniform, and you become known for wearing that uniform more than anything else.
I suppose that if you’re super famous, like Tom Wolfe (white suit) or Erik Satie (identical velvet suits) you can wear the same thing every day and nonetheless your work and your personality will rise above that eccentricity. But I’ve feared that if I wore a uniform I’d become one of those strange local characters, like “the kilt guy” or “the bathrobe lady.”
Still, I do like the idea of fashioning a garment which suits all of my needs (fit, comfort, pockets, good fabric etc.) and making it my very own.
Described as a “posh mash-up of uptown and downtown,” this Burberry outerwear offering is just downright weird. It combines a classy women’s camel hair coat (the “uptown”) with a red/taupe puffer vest (the “downtown,” which is inexplicably attached upside down with a zipper to the coat). Now, I don’t pretend to follow fashion but this […]
Restored by Guy Jones, who said, “Early sound film of the latest flapper fashions from House Doeuillet in Paris, France in the year 1928.” I kept hoping for the Marx Brothers to appear. Image: YouTube/Guy Jones
Adversarial Fashions have a line of clothes (jackets, tees, hoodies, dresses, skirts, etc) designed to confound automated license-plate readers; one line is tiled with fake license plates that spell out the Fourth Amendment (!); the designers presented at Defcon this year. (via JWZ)
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