Posts Tagged: clothes

In and Out of August and September

In August, I was in countdown mode for vacation – my first time off work since January. I bought a couple of items for the trip. First, a new backpack, which I bring to work every day, and use as

In and Out of August and September

In August, I was in countdown mode for vacation – my first time off work since January. I bought a couple of items for the trip. First, a new backpack, which I bring to work every day, and use as

In May

Our snow had only just melted by May 1! Needless to say, Spring was more than a month delayed. Cool weather continued and flowers were excruciatingly slow to appear. On the plus side, I was able to do a month’s

In May

Our snow had only just melted by May 1! Needless to say, Spring was more than a month delayed. Cool weather continued and flowers were excruciatingly slow to appear. On the plus side, I was able to do a month’s

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

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

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