Articles of Interest

7 EpisodesProduced by Avery Trufelman and 99% Invisible

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" theme by Sasami Ashworth

March 18th, 2019


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Punk Style: Articles of Interest #6

December 6th, 2018


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 …

Blue Jeans: Articles of Interest #5

December 6th, 2018


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 …

Hawaiian Shirts: Articles of Interest #4

December 6th, 2018


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 …

Pockets: Articles of Interest #3

December 6th, 2018


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 …

Plaid: Articles of Interest #2

December 6th, 2018


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 …

Kids' Clothes: Articles of Interest #1

December 6th, 2018


Clothes are records of the bodies we’ve lived in. Think of the old sweater that you used to have that’s just not your style anymore, or the jeans …

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