outfit: my light spring (rain) jacket

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It’s warm in New York.  When this happens, don’t get too excited.  Brace for rain!  Remember that pink monstrosity of a rain jacket I wore a few outfit posts ago?  It’s up for sale now.  Meet its replacement.  I took a bit of a gamble on this Patagonia “fisherman” jacket, and it paid off.  I love it!  It’s both small and oversize at the same time and has that tomboyishness that I love.  The length is what makes this jacket work.  Maybe fishermen need their jackets to be short? Continue reading “outfit: my light spring (rain) jacket”

outfit: steve jobs

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Here’s another one of my Steve Jobs looks, as my BF would call it.  I bought this Patagonia mock neck secondhand online and find myself reaching for it often.  It’s 100% cotton and is so basic that I can wear it with almost anything.  It feels like a thick structured T-shirt in some ways.  I love being able to tuck it all the way around my pants.  The Patagonia label is discreetly embroidered at the bottom edge of the shirt, which is tucked in.

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good reads: on the peculiarities of two giant ethical clothing brands

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This weekend I read two old New Yorker articles on the peculiarities of two behemoth ethical fashion brands, Eileen Fisher and Patagonia.  These two brands are like the godparents of the whole ethical fashion movement.  I was so intrigued by the stories of the people behind them.  (I actually do not own a single thing from either brand, but I do follow a lot of bloggers who wear them regularly).

It turns out Eileen Fisher employees are even weirder than I imagined! (I say that fondly).

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