Today we talk serious guys. Nowadays the most of what we have in our closets are from one of the common big retailers. Everything is mass production and the price is cheap. I can not take myself out there! Hell no you will read later and put shame on me then.
Cloths become more and more a disposable article instead of a vintage piece you’ll pass to the next generation. The uniqueness is suffering and the milking of people in 3rd world countries and the enviroment are only two of these sad results.
First crime scene: My own closet. Many cloths still have a tag on or have been worn only once or I know I’m never going to wear them and they will end up in the trash someday.
I know there are a lot of apps & websites where you can sell your cloths and if I’m in a enthusiastic mood I’m trying to resell them – but honestly it is pretty anoying. People want you to measure everything a hundred times and still are not satisfied. Then they want you to do pictures where you wearing the cloths so that they can see the fit, btw. they don’t care if you write: “…the jacket is way to small …“. They wish to have it like at ASOS where you only have to click on “see on the runway” video. So too much effort and all in all it doesn’t solve the problem for me.
All you bargain-hearos and ebay-crackers don’t get me wrong, I think it’s still a good opportunity instead of throwing it in the trash, but wouldn’t it be even better to take care what we buy; maybe rethink before we purchase; buy better quality or recreate something new out of our forgotten cloths?
I’m not a tailor and I’m everything than good in sewing but there are so many other chances to make something old into something unique, personalized & cool.
The best example for recreating new cool pieces are the Vintage Twin‘s. I love their idea, creativity and styles. Watch here the interview by Elite Daily.
These fabulous girls have brought me to the idea to recreate my old leather jacket new and so I ordered leather paint and some pencils and so I just started creating something new out my old boring leqtherjacket. Maybe not that fancy but different and my old love just became a new one one.
Wearing now something which I have created makes a little bit pround and I don’t want to spoil myself but I get a lot of compliments for it ;). And here is the thing . I’t in fashion now to get everything personalized cloths & accessories so why not giving something uninteressting for u a second life? Give it a try create something by your own and if you are not that creative have a look a one of the POP-UP Stores of the vintage twins to get inspiration 😉