Saturday, January 14, 2012
Pendleton: Wear With Pleasure
Last week, or two weeks ago actually, I set out on a little budget thrift adventure and I told myself to only spend five dollars, which surprisingly worked so much better to my advantage. I found this Pendleton shirt for 1.99, an L.L Bean plaid flannel shirt for the same price as well and a wind breaker for .99. Now, what is funny, ironic and "pretty cool" is the fact that I finally found the shirt of the exact pattern/color combo that I have been looking for months and that is in fact L.L. Bean, and that unfortunately Urban Outfitters is having a sale on the same pattern (yes, I went back to UO after I found a Penny Stock tweed blazer for 20 teeth).
Now, if you know Pendleton you know that these shirts do not come cheap and that they are worth the $75-150 range. What is also cool is the little instructions tag inside of the shoulder lining, check out the "Wear with pleasure." instruction. Pretty fantastic, no?Or perhaps my expectations of cool have been toned down to reading care instructions.
Let me tell you about how comfortable this shirt is. This is the type of shirt that I will wear even (prepare yourself for here comes the gasp) is still summer even though it is "pure organic wool" (you know we don't or can't wear wool in the summer unless you are a Greek plebeian and can't afford woven cloth so you must force yourself to sweat like a crazy motherfucker, right?) but whatever, the internet, society or the weatherman won't decide what to wear for me no mo'. Now, in the beginning right after I washed it,I was actually worried about this shirt because it was extremely itchy, and I worried it might chafe my nips and chest making me look like a human pizza but I just ironed it and the itchiness calmed its self down (via fibers knowing who the boss is).
I am actually sad thinking about the day this shirt wears out or the deodorant becomes prominent (I don't sweat, boys like me don't sweat unless we do HIIT, of course), which makes me think about walking with my hands on my waist like the pageant ladies do on the pageants, because they are looking to prevent deodorant stains on the dresses, right?
PS: Check out the cool neck button loop hole