He ceremoniously burned his last pair of jeans as a teenager. At the age of 25, he became a tailor to make historical garments and to sell them abroad as well.
When people don’t understand a new technology or say something considered “old-fashioned”, they’re often told in a mocking, and even demeaning, way that they “live in the past”. That very phrase that many people find annoying is more of a compliment than a critique for a young man from Brighton, UK. The thing is 20-year-old Zack Pinsent hasn’t stopped dressing in antique outfits since the age of 14.
When he turned 14, this young man decided to drastically change his fashion style, and of course, his life as well. He’d long since realized that modern clothing wasn’t for him. He wore it for many years, but he hated it. So, he decided to take up tailoring to start creating his own historical clothing.
Today, as an adult, he can say that there’s no modern garments in his closet. Not even a checkered shirt or a football jersey. He actually doesn’t have a single 21st century piece of clothing to wear. In fact, when he barely turned 14, he ceremoniously decided to burn his last pair of jeans, and from that day on, he’s only worn historic clothes wherever he goes.
Many people will stare at him when they see him on the street, and possibly, several passersby have looked at him in an astonished and even strange way. However, Zack is confident in his choice of clothing, and doesn’t really care about what people have to say about him. He feels good in what he wears, and that’s all he cares about.
Ultimately, his historical clothing not only helped him improve his self-esteem, it’s also become a growing business. People are usually interested in what he’s creating, paying Zack enough to live off of. He even receives orders from the United States, making garments for these clients from the 1660s to the 1920s, his favorite periods being the Georgian and the Regency eras.