Lauren and I went to Detroit this weekend. While hanging out in Royal Oak, we went in to Incognito, a vintage-y/indie-y boutique. They had a lot of great stuff - Lauren bought a pair of earrings - but nothing really caught my eye. That is, until I found an awesome pinstripe hoodie. It was slick as all get out, and cost approximately four times more than I would actually pay. Here are two photos of the hoodie, taken from 80’s Purple.com. (The one I saw was navy instead of black or grey, however.)
So, I was bummed: no sweet hooded suit sweatshirt for me.
Then, it occurred to me: I’ve got several semi-crappy suits and suit coats around. I’ve been collecting them, on and off, for several years, shopping at Goodwills and St. Vincent DePauls and Salvation Armies and thrift stores around the United States. A matching suit/coat combo usually runs $10 or less. Why don’t I just make my own pinstripe hoodie?
I’m going to. I have no previous sartorial experience in the least, but I’m motivated, and two of my friends have sewing machines. It’s going to happen.
Posted on Oct 15, 2008 - 06:25 PM