Fashion as a Inescapable Institution…#TheDevilWearsPrada

BY LISA WADE from Pacific Standard One of the more difficult sociological concepts to explain is the social institution. When sociologists talk about institutions they don’t mean hospitals or churches or any of the concrete organizations that easily come to mind, they mean something much bigger and more difficult to pin down. They mean institutionalized…

Why We Dress the Way We Do Now

DEBORAH COHEN from The Atlantic The modern style of clothes emerged in the Depression, and so did the focus on the figure beneath the fabric—with a startling result: as Americans’ wardrobes became more similar, bodies diverged along class lines. Arrive at a party in a fringed flapper dress or a hoop skirt, and you’re in costume. Come…

@ToySldrs Summer 2013 – Delivery II #HotSHIT

Toy Sldrs is back with a second installment for its Summer 2013 collection.  Introducing cut and sew soft cotton tanks, which are available in woodland camo and floral patterns. Each garment is guaranteed to be an original piece as no 2 pocket patterns will be exactly the same. The Summer II delivery is a subtle…

Craziest Factoids About the Still Red-Hot Sneaker Craze

By Brad Tuttle from Time.com On Saturday, July 13, legions of sneakerheads will descend on Pier 36 in Manhattan for the arrival of Sneaker Con, a kicks convention where admission costs $15 and the average pair of sneakers sells for about $250 — some running as much as 17.5 times their original price. Sneaker Con visited Miami…