Daniel P. Moynihan

Wardrobe Dysfunction

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

It always makes me feel old to start a post with “When I was a kid …”

 

But when I was a kid it was embarrassing to be seen in public with ripped clothes. Outside of the playground, after an afternoon of rough-housing, wearing torn pants in a social setting or at school would send the message that your family is too poor to even mend the damaged garment, let alone replace it.

 

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