Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Clothing Fads of my Youth

Ditto Jeans
Dolphin Shorts
Sbicca Shoes
Sergio Valente Jeans
The Preppy Handbook
Izod Shirts
Ralph Lauren polo shirts

I don't know why I can't remember any more. My mother bought most of our clothes at thrift stores, before that was a cool thing to do. She always got us good stuff. Once I was old enough to go by myself, I found great stuff; I remember a Tahitian print shift dress from Saks Fifth Avenue and a raw silk pleated skirt, specifically. People in high school used to ask me where I got my clothes. I felt embarrassed to say St. Vincent de Paul's, especially in status conscious Orange County in the 1980s. I remember when thrifting became popular: suddenly it became much harder, and much more time-consuming, to find cool things. Plus, the stores started to seem dirtier, the clothes more like dead people clothes.

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