Lockdown is dull, isn’t it? Especially when it’s in its third installment. While the first might have presented itself as an opportunity to be productive, the second ruined Christmas. And now we can’t distinguish between Tiers and tears. But, as usual, we are seeking solace in comfortable clothes. And what could be more joyful than a matching tie dye set consisting of a hoodie (or sweatshirt) and joggers (or sweatpants)? And yes, these are also referred to as ‘tracksuits’. So why are we endorsing tracksuits of the tie dye variety?
We doubt there’s a dearth of tracksuits in your life at the moment. You probably purchased a matching tracksuit – gleefully, we might add – at the start of lockdown. And then you sought to cast a cashmere one in the role of Investment Piece. The activewear you bought might as well be a tracksuit too, since you have not been particularly active in it. A tie dye tracksuit offers a vibrancy that none of these can, however. Other tracksuits might have helped you transition from ‘bleakly unkempt’ to ‘somewhat together’ throughout lockdown, but tie dye tracksuits are funner than they’ll ever be. And when tangible figurations of fun are in short supply, this is exactly what you need.
Aside from fun itself, there’s something else that tie dye tracksuits are reminiscent of: summer. Perhaps it’s the bright colours and abandon with which they form on the fabric. Some people even fancied doing the deed themselves in the warmer months of 2020. Maybe you were one of them. But, in January of this year, you have no interest in going near anything whatsoever with an assortment of coloured dyes and rubber gloves. That’s what La Detresse is for. And, if you aren’t keen on bright colours, there’s always Les Tien.