This project uncovered that clothing affects the wearer not just in the moment -when we feel its structure, its texture and its weight upon our body, shaping quite literally how we feel as a being within its boundaries - but also for decades afterwards. Ruggerone argues that within sociological and cultural studies research, the feelings that we experience ‘about and in’ (2016: 573) our clothes have been overlooked. She pays attention to the affective properties of clothing on, and with, bodies to create ‘becomings’, or transformative encounters. The emphasis is on feeling and emotions, in contrast to a reading of the body that is situated within the mind. Wacquant’s work in what he calls ‘carnal sociology’ also focuses on what happens when we consider ‘the sensate, suffering, skilled, sedimented and situated corporeal creature’ (Wacquant 2015: 2). Both Ruggerone and Wacquant focus on the moment of affect. Some of the participants, who described for me items they had worn and loved, were recalling garments they had worn twenty, thirty or, in the case of Doreen, approximately fifty years beforehand. Almost all of the participants expressed strong emotions towards the garments or items they described, and the emphasis within their recollection was often upon how the garment had felt and, in conjunction with that, how they saw themselves. Eva says ‘I thought I was the bees knees in it... I loved the colours, it actually suited me' (Anyan, 2012: 21).