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GQ, “I Surrendered My Wardrobe”, January 2017
Client: GQ Magazine


Photo credit: Slim Aarons/Getty Images

I wrote a story for the January issue of GQ Magazine about loss, coping, and purging the excess clothing I’d accumulated during years as a fashion writer.

“I didn’t consciously grieve my dad’s suicide through fashion. But a death so sudden leaves a hole. And holes like that take so long to fill that you don’t always realize what you’re stuffing in there to fill the void. You’re not self-aware enough to even comprehend what you’re doing to soothe yourself. To distract yourself. To make you feel good about yourself. To project okay-ness to the world when what you feel is anything but okay.”

Read the full article here.

Sean Hotchkiss is a writer living in Los Angeles, California.

This site serves as a home for Sean’s writings on style and travel as well as his personal essays which appear regularly in publications like GQ Magazine, Esquire, The Wall Street Journal, Cereal, and Men’s Journal.

Sean works on different personal and commissioned projects. He is represented by Victoria Marini at the Irene Goodman Agency in New York, NY.

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