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Itemized: Stussy x MadeMe Denim Bomber

photographer Kadeem Johnson

Every week a different FADER staff member will pick a clothing item or accessory that he or she has lately been spending a lot of time with—or would like to—and write a little love letter to it. We would’ve done a column on who we’re dating but that seemed a little bit much. This week Deidre Dyer talks about her Stussy x MadeMe Denim Bomber.

I attended a private school for ten years of my life. I wore Peter Pan collared blouses, green plaid overalls and sturdy black shoes. Outerwear was the lone area of style autonomy and all creative dressing was channeled into extra fly coats and jackets. When I was best behaved, I was allowed to shop early for back to school stuff. For my mother, who likes to shop ahead of time, this was great. For me, the anxious child itching to strut my new gear in the school yard, this was bittersweet agony. New backpacks, Lisa Frank Trapper-Keepers and multi-colored pens were all coveted items that you could pull out and show off on the first day back to school. New jackets, on the other hand, were dependent upon the weather. While I enjoyed the unseasonably warm afternoons running around the school yard, jumping double dutch with my cornrow braids flapping wildly, waiting for the Indian summer to wind down felt like a lifetime.

I got my Stussy x MadeMe Denim Bomber in the first days of September. It fit perfectly and was so well lined that I knew it would be a hot minute before I could pop the tags and take it out on the town. As I watch the temperature bounce up and down, this jacket is in my closet anxiously awaiting its debut. Even in today's crisp weather, the quilted insides are just too damn well made and would make me hot. That being said, I can be a bit unreasonable with these things; if you see me out and about looking fresh in my new jacket and perspiring slightly, you'll understand that ten-year-old Deidre picked out my outfit today.

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Itemized: Stussy x MadeMe Denim Bomber