I'm beginning to break, slowly, away from my uniform clothing presentation. Specifically, I am exploring accessories as a means of subtle differentiation in my presentation.
I've been doing this for a few weeks now and I think I've already found people treating me differently.
Because I am an overachiever, I thought it would be neat to do both what I wore and what was in my bag. My favorite online photography communities were the latter.
What I wore today (WIWT)
- Denizen jeans
- Gap v-neck sweater
- Redwing Iron Ranger (burgundy)
- Gotham pocket watch
- Apple Watch 1 (not shown)
- Saddleback Leather satchel (1st generation)
Listing this all out seems kinda shlubby, like who cares that I'm nearing a Gap sweater?
What's in my bag? (WIMB)
- From bottom left clockwise. Ish
- Lightning cable
- Kevlar gadget zip case
- Skullcandy earbuds
- Leuchtturm Bullet Journal notebook
- TWSBI 580AL fine nib pen
- rOtring Lava custom ground stub nib
- rOtring Lava multipen
- Leather bound Constitution (forget where this was...)
- Managing Humans by Michael Lopp (RandsInRepose.com)
- Dental pick (2)
- 12watt USB-c power brick
- Car keys
- Fuji x100
- Hyper USB-c hub
- Switzerland wappen
That last thing is special. My Dad took a trip to Europe when he graduated from Purdue. He saw pretty much every country in 90 days. In each country, he bought that country's coat of arms on a patch - Wappen.
Of all the countries he visited, he didn't have time to get the patch for Switzerland. 3 years ago, while visiting me for the holidays, we managed to find the patch in New Glarus. I found it in his desk when we were cleaning out the house after he died this February. I've been carrying it ever since.