35 minutes ago
I’ve been struggling with growth in my personal style lately. Sometimes when I see people get some cool new piece I think “shit, I haven’t gotten anything new lately,” and then I feel like an asshole for thinking that. I think it’s a mistake to confuse sartorial growth with buying stuff...shell cordovan shoes, indigo-dyed loop-wheeled sweaters, some freaky Kapital tee...these things are cool but won’t make you inherently more stylish. It’s how you wear them and what you wear them with. Sometimes growth means getting a new piece but I think more importantly it means wearing what you already have better and pairing things in more cohesive and interesting ways — which is something I’ve been trying to do more and more lately. I find myself yearning for some sort of sartorial equilibrium because I constantly find myself wanting to wear a half dozen different styles in a week and it makes me feel like I’m having an identity crisis...which is probably true and it’s likely an external symptom of the continual existential crisis most 20-somethings face...or maybe I just worry about it too much and tie too much identity into clothing.