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Articles of Interest is a show about what we wear. It's a six-part series from 99% Invisible, looking at clothing.

Produced and Hosted by Avery Trufelman

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Articles of Interest is a show about what we wear. It's a six-part series from 99% Invisible, looking at clothing.

Produced and Hosted by Avery Trufelman

    "Articles of Interest" theme by Sasami Ashworth

    "Articles of Interest" theme by Sasami Ashworth

    "Articles of Interest" theme song by Sasami Ashworth

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    • 2 min
    Punk Style: Articles of Interest #6

    Punk Style: Articles of Interest #6

    There is this myth that it’s frivolous or unproductive to care about how you look. Clothing and fashion get trivialized a lot. But think about who get associated with clothing and fashion: young people, women, queers and people of color — groups of people who historically haven’t had a voice have expressed themselves on their bodies, through their style, their hair, their tattoos, their piercings and what they wear.

    Articles of Interest is a show about what we wear, created by Avery Trufelman; a six-part series within* 99% Invisible*, looking at clothing.

    • 30 min
    Blue Jeans: Articles of Interest #5

    Blue Jeans: Articles of Interest #5

    For the most part, we tend to keep our clothes relatively clean and avoid spills and rips and tears. But denim is so hard-wearing and hard-working that it just kind of amasses more and more signs of wear. So you can learn a lot from observing an old pair of blue jeans.

    Articles of Interest is a show about what we wear, created by Avery Trufelman; a six-part series within* 99% Invisible*, looking at clothing.

    • 26 min
    Hawaiian Shirts: Articles of Interest #4

    Hawaiian Shirts: Articles of Interest #4

    There are a few ways to tell if you’re looking at an authentic, high-quality aloha shirt. If the pockets match the pattern, that’s a good sign, but it’s not everything. Much of understanding an aloha shirt is about paying attention to what is on the shirt itself. It’s about looking at the pattern to see the story it tells.

    Articles of Interest is a show about what we wear, created by Avery Trufelman; a six-part series from 99% Invisible, looking at clothing.

    • 23 min
    Pockets: Articles of Interest #3

    Pockets: Articles of Interest #3

    Womenswear is littered with fake pockets that don’t open, or shallow pockets that can hardly hold more than a paperclip. If women’s clothes have pockets at all, they are often smaller and just fit less than men’s pockets do. And when we talk about pockets, we are talking about who has access to the tools they need. Who can walk through the world comfortably and securely?

    Articles of Interest is a show about what we wear, created by Avery Trufelman; a six-part series within* 99% Invisible*, looking at clothing.

    • 21 min
    Plaid: Articles of Interest #2

    Plaid: Articles of Interest #2

    Lumberjacks wore plaid. Punks wore plaid mini skirts. The Beach Boys used to be called the Pendletones, and they wore plaid with their surfboards. Lots of different groups have adopted the pattern over the course of the 20th century, but if we want to explore how this pattern proliferated, we’ve got to go to Scotland.

    Articles of Interest is a show about what we wear, created by Avery Trufelman; a six-part series from 99% Invisible, looking at clothing.

    • 18 min

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