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66. Tell us about something in your closet that you keep but never wear. What is it, why don’t you wear it, and why do you keep it?
Something that my mother made for me before she passed. It is a western coat and I do not want to ruin it.
I have hung onto a Issey Miyake suit from the 80s. It's a piece of sculpture more than anything. I barely fit it thirty years ago, I surely do not now. I don't intend to alter it. It's just so lovely.
I also have a pair of leather Nike basketball hightops I got from a friend who was an Olympic marathoner. They are too small now, but they are so well made, I just like to look at them. He signed them in the back, an unreadable signature from a totally different part of my life.
i keep a tie dye t-shirt with a bleach stain on it, because it was my mothers and she was really sad when is got stained, even though its not very nice, i still keep it and never wear it.
I have several old T-shirts from band or dance events that aren't actually cool/stylish, but they still have a lot of meaning for me, so I won't get rid of them until they don't fit or are worn out.
A skirt, that I sew for me. I thought I would need a black pencil skirt. No I don't, but I keep it because I made it (fool).
I have a raincoat, yellow slicker style, i just thought would be useful but have never used
dress with a too deep cleavage
I've been throwing everything out. Though I do have my prom dress. I don't know why.
I have this white sheer dress that is embroided with bright coloured flowers and birds. It looks sort of Frieda Kahlo or Peruvian mountain girl. It is super cool. I bought it when I was 16 and was developing my own sense of style that was different to the style of my peers. I can't bring myself to get rid of it even though it doesn't fit anymore. It's a dress I would buy now or still wear if I could, and I think that's why I want to keep it - to remind myself that this is the sort of thing that I like and that is "me".
A French maids uniform...... I keep it so when I get another boy friend I can wear it
I have something from my grandmother. It doesn't even fit me,I just miss her.
A peach coloured dress. I had modified it but it is too short to wear in public. It's more of a stay inside with your lover for a romantic evening type dress. I also need to hem it up.
A fox stole worn by my grandmother that is shedding and completely no good anymore. I should bury it. It is gorgeous and doesn't smell, but it sheds too much to restyle or wear ever again. It's over 75 years old.
I have a bunch of wool coats that I thrift-ed at the end of a particularly cold winter and I haven't really worn because it wasn't really cold enough for them. But I had them all dry-cleaned and shipped from where I bought them, so I can't get rid of them.