25 February 2013
A Structured Piece of Apparel
The morning walk to school is becoming quite interesting with the youngest fella.
Recently he bought himself a suit vest...just a vest, silver pin-stripe. He wore it today: t-shirt, vest, hoodie.
"Dad, this vest is kind of uncomfortable under my backpack, my coat and my hoodie. It's got too much structure to it."
That's about as perfect a thought as there is.
How do you think I responded?
a. What do you mean?
b. That's what you get for wearing vest.
c. Structure is a just right way to put it I think. Now, when does one normally wear a vest?
d. It was Thomas Carlyle in the mid-19th century who, in his most well-known work Sartor Resartus, posited not that "clothes make the man," but that men are only clothes; that is there are only masks and and no "true" identities. Existenz on that, punk!
Posted by Douglas Storm