I’ve been collecting and wearing vintage most of my life, and I often end up making minor alterations. It’s something that a lot of vintage purists are against – admittedly, I can understand it – but for me, it’s all about enjoying them. I’ve never treated my antique furniture or vintage clothing as museum objects. I live in them and give them new life. I bought this coat last year, and given the shape, the length was a little overwhelming on me. I brought up the hem quite a bit, and now it’s one of my most well-loved and frequently worn coats. And isn’t that better than just letting it hang in the closet?