It was lightly snowing yesterday, so while stuck at home I decided to shop at home in my Spring/Summer clothes closet for the coming seasons duds. Inexplicably, a few weeks before the start of each season I usually decide that "X" will be "IT" for this season. Sometimes its a fabric, sometimes a color. Whatever my choice, it is always out of step with what "they" choose, and once selected I hardly ever change my mind.
Several years ago for instance I chose 2 DB jackets from J. Peterman's sale bin. One was screaming yellow, one fire engine red. My selections are proof positive that the most expensive purchase you ever make is clothing you never wear. I don't particularly care for red clothing and only care for screaming yellow if it's Gallo fly yellow painted on vintage Italian autos.
The jackets sat in the closet, even after Mr. Clorox and I extensively customized them. Look up colorfast in the dictionary and a photo of these 2 jackets appear.
BeforeTwo years later, they fit much better, but still too outrageous to wear so I gave Mr. Clorox one more attempt, fully expecting to gift them to Goodwill. This time I let the coats soak in bleach for 2 days.
AfterI love how the yellow turned out. It's now a perfectly wearable Spring sport coat that doesn't draw undue attention to itself.
BeforeThe red is a work in process, and still damp from the dryer in the after photo.
I blame the bleach for dissolving the thread on all the buttons. Every button on both jackets has now been resewn.