I received this jacket as a birthday present from my first boyfriend when I turned 17. I had mentioned previously that I wanted a jean jacket, I remember they were very trendy that year.

I wore it quite a lot in the first six months that I had it. After that, I started to lose interest in it for different reasons. Fashion can be so disposable and the summer months didn’t really necessitate a jacket. Soon after that, I broke up with my boyfriend. I knew that my friends expected me to get rid of all of the stuff that he gave me or that reminded me of him, as you’re supposed to do with items that are attached to negative memories.

In spite of all that, I decided that none of those items had lost their value through the breakup. They were still the same items I used every so often before the breakup, so why not still keep them and continue to use them? This is one of those items. Admittedly, I don’t wear it that often, but I do wear it from time to time. The jacket carries no special meaning for me, and that’s why I like it.