How important are clothes to you? Describe your style, if you have one, and tell us how appearance impacts how you feel about yourself.
Wearing old clothing is like being in a familiar place. It’s comfortable. There are no surprises. There are no expectations. Old clothing doesn’t demand you be anybody but yourself.
I have a website called My Old Green Sweater. It’s a place where my short stories are placed; the stories that are me. Written not because of a Daily Prompt, but written only from my heart and mind.
My old green sweater has been with me since I was 15 or 16. It’s been with me a long time. It’s been warm and faithful.
If memory serves me it was purchased at the Varsity Shop on North Main Street in Lima, Ohio. It is a Jantzen. In that day one of the best sweaters you could buy’ perhaps around $20 in that day.
I wore it to school, on dates, around the house, under a coat on cold winter days, and just hanging out. Today, I never wear it outside the house except to get the mail, but I can’t think of a day I don’t wear it. There a couple of holes in it.
As I’m writing now it’s on me.
When something is found comfortable I stick with it until it is no longer recognizable or useful for its intended purpose.
This is not to say I don’t like new or nice clothing. In my closet I have five suits, a dozen or more ties, a dozen sweaters, four sports jackets, a dozen pairs of slacks, a dozen or so dress shirts. As the occasion arises I like to arise to the occasion.
I buy a suit on the average of every year or so.
When you dress neatly and nice people treat you better. They are generally more polite and attentive.
If I attend a funeral it is important to show respect for the occasion.
If attending a religious service are you not standing before God? Than one would want to look their best. Sometimes that isn’t possible. God is not impressed with an Armani suit, but he is impressed with our best. How we dress indicates how we feel about God, not how we think he feels about us. I have a theory that those who put little effort in their appearance before God puts little effort into their relationship with God. (sermon over)
One more thing; instead of buying a tattoo, get a suit.
Well anyway that’s what came from my old green sweater this morning. I’m glad you indulged me.