Archival Resolutions 2013

1.  Decide that quality matters and pay for it.  In the end, it will save you time and money.

2.  Before you buy, be selective.  Scrutinize items for build quality, fit,  finish, functionality and lasting style.   If an item is not perfect,  catch and release it.
3. Do more with less.  Add a few key pieces to your wardrobe and wear them until they dissolve.
4. Shop from yourself and from thrift shops. Repurpose strategic items from the past.
5. Support apparel companies that manufacture their products in the US.  Buy products still proudly made in their traditional country of origin.
6.  Contact manufacturers and let them know what they should offer.  If  you’re a woman and you love classic heritage styles, ask them to offer their products in your size.
7. Find out what products are manufactured in your region.  Visit factories and publish reports.
8.  Wear wool and linen year round.  Experiment with summer weight woolens, and heavier linens.
9. Come up with a signature uniform.  Wear it once a week.
10. Read historical newspapers and magazines.  Learn about lost brands, fashions, and manufacturing traditions.

5 thoughts on “Archival Resolutions 2013”

  1. I have recently become a committed thrift/consignment clothing shopper and it is so freeing! your resolutions will be helpful to me as i leave “fashion” behind and concentrate on a smaller wardrobe with more quality and style

  2. Very thoughtful and well reasoned. Thank you for your wisdom! I’ve been using my flap musette every day for about 2 years now. Love it!

  3. I was just wondering, how do you know if something is quality or not? I guess you just check it out and see if it looks well-made and fits well.

  4. hi

    i was just curious where your canvas is made. having a hard time finding an american made bag without chinese or indian made canvas. (which is 100% of the bag!)



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