Category Archives: Wardrobe

Clothing Re-Inventory

Having just read the book Overdressed, about the impact of “fast fashion,” I took another look at my wardrobe. I made note of what my clothes were made of and where they were produced. Despite having spent a lot of

Clothing Re-Inventory

Having just read the book Overdressed, about the impact of “fast fashion,” I took another look at my wardrobe. I made note of what my clothes were made of and where they were produced. Despite having spent a lot of

Book Review – Overdressed: the Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion

I am not the world’s most frugal clothes shopper, spending $750 to $1225 per year on my wardrobe for each of the past 10 years. So with over $10,000 spent in 10 years, I must have a stunning wardrobe, right?

Book Review – Overdressed: the Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion

I am not the world’s most frugal clothes shopper, spending $750 to $1225 per year on my wardrobe for each of the past 10 years. So with over $10,000 spent in 10 years, I must have a stunning wardrobe, right?

Are Any Clothes Still Made in Canada?

When I was a kid, almost all of my clothes were made in Canada. Now it is rare to find anything made here. In trying to avoid fast fashion and sweatshop goods, I’ve been looking for domestic lines, without much

Are Any Clothes Still Made in Canada?

When I was a kid, almost all of my clothes were made in Canada. Now it is rare to find anything made here. In trying to avoid fast fashion and sweatshop goods, I’ve been looking for domestic lines, without much

Canadian Summer Wardrobe

What does one wear for a Canadian summer? Sweaters and boots? Check. Shorts and flip-flops? Check. Like every place with a northern latitude, our summers are short and the weather variable. I’ve been to a couple of places where it

Canadian Summer Wardrobe

What does one wear for a Canadian summer? Sweaters and boots? Check. Shorts and flip-flops? Check. Like every place with a northern latitude, our summers are short and the weather variable. I’ve been to a couple of places where it

Spring Travel Checklist

One more quick post before going off to London tonight! The weather reports say that London and SE England will be exactly like it is here this week: cool and cloudy with showers and rain. Although I’d love to wear

Spring Travel Checklist

One more quick post before going off to London tonight! The weather reports say that London and SE England will be exactly like it is here this week: cool and cloudy with showers and rain. Although I’d love to wear

Who Do You Dress?

Who do you dress? Do they resist? One thing that always seems to come up in conversation is what our spouses or partners wear and what we think of it. In particular: women with closets full of clothes who complain

Who Do You Dress?

Who do you dress? Do they resist? One thing that always seems to come up in conversation is what our spouses or partners wear and what we think of it. In particular: women with closets full of clothes who complain

Year-Long Wardrobe Project Complete!

Fifteen months ago I made a full inventory of all the clothes I own, and made a few pledges: Try everything on Keep only clothes that fit now Chuck anything I hadn’t worn for a year or more Wear everything

Year-Long Wardrobe Project Complete!

Fifteen months ago I made a full inventory of all the clothes I own, and made a few pledges: Try everything on Keep only clothes that fit now Chuck anything I hadn’t worn for a year or more Wear everything

The Me-Ality Machine

My city has the only Me-Ality machine in Canada. It’s a body scanner that tells you what clothes sizes fit you best. You make an appointment for a scan, and the attendant matches your specs against a database of retailers

The Me-Ality Machine

My city has the only Me-Ality machine in Canada. It’s a body scanner that tells you what clothes sizes fit you best. You make an appointment for a scan, and the attendant matches your specs against a database of retailers

Showing Your Clothes Some Love – Part 2

First, I wrote about buying clothes that will last. Now I’ll write about the “lasting” part – because there’s not much point in neglecting and mistreating our good clothes. Garments have to be protected, cleaned, stored and repaired. Sad, but true!

Showing Your Clothes Some Love – Part 2

First, I wrote about buying clothes that will last. Now I’ll write about the “lasting” part – because there’s not much point in neglecting and mistreating our good clothes. Garments have to be protected, cleaned, stored and repaired. Sad, but true!

Showing Your Clothes Some Love – Part 1

I try to buy clothes I love and make them last. I realize that lots of folks, of all ages, think of fashion as expendable: “nothing lasts these days” so we might as well buy new every season. I have

Showing Your Clothes Some Love – Part 1

I try to buy clothes I love and make them last. I realize that lots of folks, of all ages, think of fashion as expendable: “nothing lasts these days” so we might as well buy new every season. I have