Yes, this is going to be one of those posts where I need to vent! Not exactly the world coming to an end but…
I bought a casual jacket to take with me to London in October, 2012. It’s cozy and warm but light, so perfect for the travel! It’s my everyday fall/winter grocery shopping, farmer’s market jacket. I wear it a lot.
I don’t want to sound like an old crank but for heaven’s sake, isn’t it possible to purchase garments with zippers that don’t fall apart within a year! What is it with all these cheap zippers? I have gotten rid of a number of jackets that are still in relatively good condition just because the zipper is falling apart and I can’t pull it up anymore! It makes me crazy, I remember when….
Hmm… I thought “maybe I’ll take it up the street to the drycleaner and have it replaced”…not! It would cost $50.00 to replace! So now when I wear the jacket I have to make sure that I don’t unzip it all the way otherwise I’ll never get it back together again. What this means is that I have to pull the jacket over my head when I’m leaving the house and pray to god that I don’t need to remove it when I’m out or I would have to very gracefully allow the jacket to fall to the ground and then with much elegance, step out of it and with aplomb, retrieve the jacket from the floor!
Is it too much to ask for well-made, longer-lasting zippers; is that too much to expect? Probably. I guess! But just try and find a casual jacket without a zipper!