COSTUMES AND SECRET IDENTITIES
If only you could love clothes without being a clothes-loving person. Recently some well-meaning and seemingly genuine person asked me why I have become interested in men’s clothing, which is a question that brought me great shame. I hate talking about myself and feel uncomfortable talking about clothing with anyone I don’t already know to be as haunted by it as I am. But I managed to mumble something about clothing’s dual potential for both self-expression and disguise. Which sounded good enough that I have been thinking since about what it means.
I will start with superheroes.