Duct Tape: The Frugal (wo)Man’s Leather
Leopard-print, Duct Tape, and Snooki from the Jersey Shore! Sounds like a train wreck that you can’t take your eyes off of. And yet, our artistic souls find this combination just fabulous.
By: Renee Wurth
When you mention duct tape, my immediate word association draws me to red necks and S & M (make whatever Freudian interpretation you wish). Hence: my skepticism when reading an article about duct tape as a fashion statement (see bottom for link). A close up shot of Snooki doesn’t do much to absolve this cynicism towards duct-tape-as-ashion users.
But then, I took a step back & pondered on all the rough spots that duct tape has helped me through. Even back when it was only available in gunmetal gray, it served to suture most any tear & if you had about 2 rolls handy, you honestly could adhere someone to the wall. Maybe these attributes can help it overcome the red neck stigma and allow it to finally make a legit break into the fashion world (scholarship incentive high school prom dresses not included). If Lil Wayne can turn a band aid into a fashion accessory, then I guess I could give a duct tape purse a try. Sure, it would beat dropping hundreds on the latest designer doo-dads. And, given the inevitable wear and tear, at least it would be cheap and simple to reupholster.
-Check out duckbrand.com’s Duct Tape Club for more fun ideas …