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Tommy Ton Spent an Average Person’s Salary on Clothes Last Year

Tommy Ton.
Tommy Ton.

It must be tough to photograph pretty outfits all the livelong day and not splurge on a milli different treats upon returning home to a laptop. Along those lines, Jak & Jil founder Tommy Ton confessed to Shop Ghost that his “habit of obtaining too many things” spiraled out of control over the past year:

I actually spent the average person’s salary on clothes, which is kind of frightening. I have not regretted anything, but it got to the point where I couldn’t go a day without ordering something online … I couldn’t fall asleep one night after the shows, so I was scrounging online to find something to calm myself down. I bought a jacket, which cost me $2,900 including customs and duties, and I was like, ‘now I can calm down,’ and that was at seven in the morning!

Possibly part of the problem: Tommy shops while pretending that he’s “someone like Vanessa Traina.” It’s best to set realistic expectations — cutouts and ruching aren’t for everyone. He also shared some thoughts on what he’d like to see from ladies he shoots on the street, specifically: “more girls wearing glasses — like their actual reading glasses” and “more women tak[ing] children out.” That, friend, is not Traina territory.

Tommy Ton Spent a Ton on Clothes Last Year