Hello, hi, good day! This is a very, VERY late blog post and I do apologise for that. However, here I jolly well go anyway! Let’s talk about TRASH DANDY.
I have been an AVID fan of Victor Lockhart’s for about a year now. In that time, I’m surprised I’ve not managed to drive the poor man mad(der than he already is) with my extra-ness. Apologies for my incessant and continuous admiration, Victor!
Hem HEM! Anyway…
LU…WAIT UP A SEC. WHO IS THIS VICTOR FELLOW?
SO. GLAD. YOU. ASKED.
Victor Lockhart, if you don’t know who that is (for shame!) is a gentleman who makes wonderful fashion and cosplay content on YouTube and Instagram, and who works very hard as an artist in a multitude of art forms to make the world a more otherworldly place. His content is ideal for anyone wishing to escape from the humdrum of modern (pandemic-filled) life, and settle into the more rural and calming reality that the vibe of Victor’s content brings. He has the ability to create something out of nothing and sustain a level of suspense or a vibe of eeriness or of calm through clever editing, Victoriana gothic revival aesthetics and that Scottish-accented, silky-smooth voice. On top of all this, he is a VERY interested person. Just…go give him a watch. You’ll not regret it.
WHAT’S TRASH DANDY, THOUGH?
I’m SO glad you asked. Trash Dandy is fashion project by Victor himself. An upcycled clothing brand, the main service offered currently is the printing of pre loved clothing with fabulous embellishments of golden paint. I had a pair of pink, well-loved but washed-out jeans I bought during my time living in Italy in 2014/2015. They aren’t something I’d want to throw out, as they remind me of wonderful times I had while wearing them during that year. This was therefore the perfect way to breathe new life into a garment, and to help me fall back in love with them again.
Victor made the entire process really easy. After an initial consultation regarding the colours, coatings and postal arrangements, I sent my jeans off to be printed. Since I posted them first class, they arrived without any delay. I was updated immediately by Victor himself the day they arrived. Every subsequent development on the progress of the printing was immediately communicated to me in a really positive and uplifting manner (Victor happens to be a very kind and pleasant young man!). Returning the jeans to me was done swiftly following my payment of the agreed fee.
THE FINISHED PRODUCT
They arrived in recyclable blow paper packaging, and sealed with a wax crest of the haus of Lockhart…I wish I had a photo of that. Please take my word for it!
BAM! Damn FINE jeans.
AREN’T THEY AMAZING?!?! Never once did I doubt they would be sublime, but they’re even better in person! When they arrived with me, I was smitten. Smitten with the jeans once more…and smitten with the artiste! *chef kiss*
All in all, I give Trash Dandy the full five stars! The service is such a great one, as it is conscious of the struggle we face in the world today with fast fashion and sustainability concerns. The importance of appreciating the things we have has never been more important: and TRASH DANDY brings the world a bit closer to a future in which we can be greener, less selfish and more aware of the impact a small thing like upcycling can do to help save the world.
Until next time ~♡
Love and light!