On clothes that remind you who you are

“Black jeans are like fishnets, though — the right ones seem to come with lessons on how to wear them and what to do while wearing them that arrive when you put them on,” writes Alexander Chee in a post about the jeans that are getting him through quarantine. “I’m pretty sure they taught me how to move away from home, flirt with strangers in a bar, protest the government and strike a match one-handed.”

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