The first Theme magazine of the year hit my mailbox today. As I flicked through the pages of fresh, inspiring tales of young creative people from Asia, I notice that most of the featured ones in it seem to stand out from the crowd. They dress differently. It seems their need to express themselves takes them away from their medium of choice and unto themselves - they become their own canvases.
I consider myself a creative guy. I've got an eye for design and art, I like words and they like me back, and learning new things and pushing boundaries is essentially my hobby. So I decided to do a small case study on myself.
My big love: random accessories. I can't get enough of bling-blings, bracers and whatnot to pimp my outfits with. Now, I'm moving to a new apartment soon, so I threw away some of the stuff I've gotten tired of and had worn out. This is what I kept - I use it all.
- 30 bracers
- 11 belts
- 3 hats (that won't keep your head warm - they just look good)
- 9 rings
- 1 pair of suspenders
- 28 pins
- 4 scarves
- 3 wrist watches (but one is really ugly and only used when running)
- 5 various adornments (skull, tag, chain etc)
- about 30 military inspired stars and patches
It was way more than I expected - seems I've accumulated a nice little collection over the years. I don't wear it all at the same time, though. To the right are various pictures from my flickr where you can see how I use some accessories, though none show the more extreme variety I sometimes do.