This jacket used to be, somewhat embarassingly, one of my favorite items of clothing. I got it at a used clothing sale/fundraiser at my old elementary school (for free!) and was so proud of myself for finding it buried among all the useless crap there that I wore it way too frequently. Clearly, it was designed for a small child, with all the fun details like various “official” patches, an airplane zipper pull (see detail photo. isn’t that adorable?) and a lining printed with a map of WWI-era Europe. Also, incidentally, it doesn’t fit me at all. I have a bunch of clothing (mainly jackets) that are sized for children and are kind of ridiculous on me, and every so often I get the urge to find a tiny, stylish person and give them these jackets so that they can wear them and actually be able to move their arms, unlike me.
I’ve always thought that would be such a great idea, to have some sort of website or trading setup where people give away things they don’t want and can get other people’s things for free, using a system of points or credits for currency. There are a few websites scattered around that serve that purpose (including CovertCandy, which I heard about recently and which sadly is UK only…), but as far as I know, none are really widespread yet. The Chic Rewards setup here is sort of similar (you use your chicpoints to get free stuff), but so far it’s a one-ended process (ie. receiving, not donating). I think it would be cool, though, if I could unload this jacket onto Chictopia and let some smaller-sized Chictopian give it a new home.
Well, maybe not quite yet. I’m still getting a little bit of wear out of it. (Mainly because it hangs up next to my leather jacket, so it’s pretty hard to ignore.)