Leadfoot is for commuters, day trippers, salespeople and anyone else who spends too much time on the road. Not truckers. Their workplace is the road. They’re trained for the long haul. The rest of us poor schmucks have to figure out how to survive it.
I speak from experience. For the past four years, after taking a job 99 miles from home, I’ve spent 3½ hours a day on the road. In the winter, it’s more. Much more. A few facts about me: I’m a woman. I was 54 when I took this job. My previous job was four miles from home. Every other job I’ve ever had was within 10 miles of home. I either walked, rode my bike or took public transportation. Needless to say, I had some adjustments to make.
Of course, you learn to strategize. And I don’t just mean sussing out the best exits to fuel up. I mean the best ways to stave off boredom, stay alert and, most of all, avoid getting pulled over by the popo. Leadfoot is a catalog of my ongoing odyssey and the personal strategies I’ve developed along the way.
V is for vintage, varsity, velveteen and anything else you can possibly associate with this red-hot retail category. What made it so red hot? It started with the post-recession mindset shift toward sustainability and conscious consumerism. Recycling, up-cycling and creative reuse suddenly entered the mainstream. Millennials ruled the marketplace. And everything old was unapologetically new again. V is for Vintage (the blog) aims to follow this trend and all the social media buzz around it. We look at the rise of vintage brands big and small, and what consumers from Boston to Bozeman are buying these days. (Hello, 1967 Levi’s 505 Slim-Fit Dry Selvedge Denim Jeans!) Because when it comes to vintage fashion, V is for very, very interesting indeed.