As chroniclers of trends, we know that one habit which never goes out of style is an individual’s desire to hold onto items with special meaning. Every closet contains an article of clothing or an accessory that holds an exclusive memory—and we want you to tell us the stories behind these pieces.
For a JC Report Special Project, we’re calling on our readers to submit a 25 to 200-word essay about a something in your wardrobe that has or has had special significance in your life. Why is that outfit important to you? Why is it still in your closet or holding a special place in your mental record? These are some of the questions we’d like answered in your essay.
Some outfits/clothing examples: a Jil Sander pant suit that always commanded the courtroom during your legal eagle days; a dress that you wore on New Year’s Eve a decade ago which seemed to stop time; a hoodie that you’ve worn more times than anything else in your wardrobe—not that anyone’s counting. Share an image of the look—a photo, a sketch or maybe something we haven’t thought of—and please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to hearing your personal stories. Deadline: August 31, 2010.