I’ll wear your grandad’s clothes, I look incredible.
Posted by jelisacc on February 13, 2013
Yes. Those are actual lyrics to a song by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. It’s called “Thrift Shop” and glorifies buying used clothes. In my opinion, the song really ties in with the secondhand clothing essay. I remember when I was younger, kids used to joke on each other by making comments like “you buy your clothes at Goodwill!” Now, all of those kids that made those Goodwill comments are shopping there themselves. Clothing is one of the most spreadable artifacts in our history. No matter how old a clothing article is, there will be people that will purchase it, especially since the “vintage” look is very popular right now. Thrift stores provide more options for these “old-school” clothes that we’re into today more than any store you’ll find in the mall. It will be interesting to see how the popularity of secondhand clothing will grow, especially since there’s a new song that promotes it.