The coat: exploring the relationships we form with the clothes that shape our identity.

“I was on my way with my ex boyfriend gong to a pub in West Dulwich to watch the rugby and we were strolling past this retro store on the way and I saw this coat – I tried it on and I immediately fell in love with it and thought, oh god I have to have it. I wasn’t expecting to spend that much money – it was 130 quid. It’s precious, so I don’t like to wear it very often, if I am going out of an evening, I don’t really like to take it out and just to shuv in a pub corner. It makes me feel quite unique, maybe like I stand out , which I don’t mind – I quite enjoy it. I can’t hide away in this coat, so I have to own it and stride down the street.” Hannah @_hannahburton