One of the things I love most in life is a good story - sad, happy, triumphant, inspiring, profound, depressing, or whatever else it may be. I simply cannot get enough of the tales and anecdotes people have to share. Now, these experiences can come in many forms, but it can usually be assumed that you will have clothes on when undergoing the events that comprise your story.
This is an underlying reason for my interest in clothing - not for mere physical appearance, but because the clothes on a person's back can act as a window into their lives. This is also why I am a fan of people with strong senses of style, as it makes the window wider and more apparent. With this in mind, I now give you the first entry in my new project, entitled The Story's in the Seams. Hopefully with time, I can also include clothing from friends and family that also share something interesting.
My sister Andrea has always played a major part in my life. She is one of my greatest role models for a wide variety of reasons, but here, I will highlight just one. Andrea is constantly pushing me to better myself, and one of those ways is in my appearance. She'll randomly give me some article of clothing, such as these lovely Levi's 514 corduroy pants, with no other reason than her wanting to. Many a time I have not known what to do with the clothes, as I was not comfortable with them at the time. For instance, I thought these pants to be too tight when I first received them. But without fail, my style eventually develops in such a way that the clothing I formerly did not understand ends up being one of my favorites. Mind you, this goes completely beyond clothes - her advice tends to do the same thing, too. But without fail my sister always knows what'll be good for me a few months or years down the line. And for this I am infinitely grateful.