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what is the oldest item of clothing in your wardrobe that you still wear?

 
 
Intrepid
 
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Reply Mon 19 Jul, 2010 11:50 pm
@ossobuco,
ossobuco wrote:

So, what is it, cotton? wool? cardigan?


I mentioned in my first post that it is wool. A pullover.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 19 Jul, 2010 11:51 pm
@Intrepid,
oops, sorry.
Intrepid
 
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Reply Mon 19 Jul, 2010 11:51 pm
@ossobuco,
No problem. Smile

I have worn it for the past 45 years.
Intrepid
 
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Reply Mon 19 Jul, 2010 11:52 pm
@Intrepid,
Well, not continuously.

Laughing
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dlowan
 
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Reply Tue 20 Jul, 2010 03:01 am
@Sglass,
I have a startling purple/maroon overcoat which I think I have had for at least 20 years.

I have a Stuart Membery shirt that I have had since before 1984.

I have a shirt that I bought at the Paddington Markets in Sydney in the late seventies.

I have a beautiful lilac shirt I have had since 1988.

Not sure what else is in the wardrobe!
ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 20 Jul, 2010 07:07 am
I have a pair of shoes from the early 1960's that I bought at a second-hand shop in 1977. Gorgeous, blood red leather, open-toe baby doll cut, wood heels.

I still pull them out for special occasion parties. They're gorgeous gorgeous. The shoe repair shop keeps trying to buy them when I take them in for a revamp.

I've got some t-shirts from the 1980's that are still in occasional circulation. I wore one of them - a Marci Lipman with giraffes on it - to dance class last week.

There's a cream-coloured Austrian cape with silver buttons and buckles that I bought at Goodwill in 1983 or 1984 that is still fun to pull out to go to concerts - it's apparently from the late 1950's or early 1960's.

Oh, and a German cape, black wool with a bold red floral on black lining with silver buttons that was given to me in about 1969. Also a treat to wear in the autumn.
djjd62
 
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Reply Tue 20 Jul, 2010 07:14 am
i'm a wear clothes until i kill them guy, so not much old, i tend to have a small wardrobe, at any one time, pair of jeans, two pairs of shorts, couple of t-shirts, couple of button shirts, couple of hoodies, a jacket
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Sglass
 
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Reply Tue 20 Jul, 2010 10:55 am
OOOOOOUUUUUUU

This is getting better all the time.
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mysteryman
 
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Reply Tue 20 Jul, 2010 04:06 pm
I have an old military field jacket that I have had since 1983.
I still wear it on cold days.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 20 Jul, 2010 04:14 pm
then there is THE bathrobe

it was mrs. hamburger's sometime in the 1950's
then hamburgboy wore it as a beach coat in the 1960's
I took it to university with me in 1976
it's still around for when I don't feel well - it's my comfort robe - getting a bit ragged around the edges
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Sglass
 
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Reply Wed 21 Jul, 2010 07:59 pm
@mysteryman,
Oh I want it, I left mine in restuarant in Boston. Were you in Boston in the eightys?
Sglass
 
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Reply Wed 21 Jul, 2010 08:02 pm
@dlowan,
OK what is a Stuart Membery shirt? Australian designer?
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Sglass
 
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Reply Wed 21 Jul, 2010 08:04 pm
@ehBeth,
May I come live in your closet. It sounds so groovey.
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littlek
 
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Reply Thu 22 Jul, 2010 04:08 pm
Sadly, the oldest piece of clothing I own is probably a couple pairs of underwear. They are over 10 years old, I think. Ew.
Mame
 
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Reply Thu 22 Jul, 2010 06:25 pm
@littlek,
Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing
littlek
 
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Reply Thu 22 Jul, 2010 06:37 pm
@Mame,
<grin>
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Sglass
 
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Reply Thu 22 Jul, 2010 09:13 pm
I found a couple of my baby dresses, so now my oldest clothing is 75 years old.

They are so tiny. Rolling Eyes
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Intrepid
 
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Reply Thu 22 Jul, 2010 09:15 pm
My father in-law has an outfit that he wore 89 years ago.
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2PacksAday
 
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Reply Fri 23 Jul, 2010 12:06 am
I have a thing for coats, mainly long coats....my oldest is a very dark blue {looks black} Naval issue overcoat, from the mid 50's. I bought it from a guy in town that I've known all my life...he is/was 6'4" so it's nice and long.....pure wool, weighs about 25lbs. It is so heavy and bulky {it will destroy a plastic hanger in just a few days, so I keep it on a real thick brass hanger} that it is not really practical to wear, unless a lot of standing is planned...and it needs to be below freezing outside before it's comfortable....it's so thick I'm pretty sure it could stop one of those little sissy-assed 9mm rounds that rappers are always bragging about.


Since that coat isn't realy "mine", I guess the title would fall to my housecoat...it's about 18 yrs old now.





mysteryman
 
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Reply Fri 23 Jul, 2010 01:22 pm
@Sglass,
Yes, in 1983.
 

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