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This week, Jon Caramanica takes on Scout, Nolita's house of vintage t-shirts. The shirts are all very soft—"Doctoral candidates interested in the degradation patterns of various grades of American cotton should set up workstations here," he writes—but overpriced, and there's something disturbing about buying another person's history. Finding a shirt with his own name written all over it, Caramanica seriously considers calling his mom, but reconsiders: "If this was once my life, I’d rather not know." [NYT]

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