I have the best down vest. It has huge pockets that I can almost fit my whole arm into on a cold day. It’s basic black, and I wear it with everything. I have spilled every kind of paint and food imaginable on it, and the stains have always come out. It is so poofy; it just makes me feel so comfy. So, what’s the problem, huh?
IT HAS A BIG ASS UGLY LOGO ON IT!
Not a small, barely noticeable logo, but a “You-work-for-my-awesome-company-and-I-paid-a-shitload-of-money-to-get-these-vests-made-for-you-and-your-part-of-this-unspoken-agreement-is-to-walk-around-and-help-me-brand-the-company-you-work-for” logo. But, I don’t work for this company. I just like how nice the vest it and how nice it fits. Believe me, I’ve tried over and over to find another one sans huge ass logo, but no such luck. Here’s what I figured out:
GET A BIGGER ASS PIN THAN THE LOGO!
This was not an easy feat, mind you. A little butterfly pendant was not gonna cut it. Then, I went to my friend Tamara’s shop, The Devil Made Me Do It, and she had the most amazing upchucked cashmere sweater pins. I knew I found the solution! I stuck that baby right on, and my oh-so-weary-vest had gone from tacky to wacky. And I loved it! I loved it so much I stuck on more. Now, I basically wear a cashmere bouquet.
So, here’s the tip: Those logos are everywhere, and they are not as cool as my Members Only jacket was. So, if you love the look, but not the commercialism, find a cool way to cover it up. Maybe a vintage brooch, an iron-on, or even a silly patch would be more fun than “blah blah blah INC.”
BTW – If you want your own Big Ass Funky Upcycled Flower, we’ve got a few left at the shop. 🙂