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What's your oldest article of clothing that you wear on a regular basis?

Asked by ibstubro (18804points) December 2nd, 2015

I ask as I sit here wearing a Marlboro sweatshirt that I received as a promotion in the 1980’s. I have two, and I alternate them as morning ‘pull on wear’ during the winter.
Largely unstained, believe that or not.

Do you have clothing you still wear that’s old enough to be your grandchild?

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thorninmud's avatar

I have a North Face parka that I bought in 1976 that’s still in regular rotation. Sure got my money’s worth out of that.

Devilishtreat's avatar

A scarf that I’ve had since my school days. It hides my neck from Vampires…

johnpowell's avatar

Old OshKosh B’gosh gas station attendant style jacket I stole from my sister about 25 years ago.

I just took a picture for you. I know I have E.T. fingers

janbb's avatar

Two pairs of espadrilles that are about 25 years old.

kritiper's avatar

Other than my belt? Coats, jackets, hats. I have a pair of rubber chore boots that I wear in the snow or rain that must be close to 20 years old. I go through socks very quickly and if not, shoes wear out in about 3 to 4 months.

Lightlyseared's avatar

A pair jeans I bought as a teenager (actually the first pair of jeans I bought myself, with my first pay check) – raw 25oz Japanese denim. Apart from the fade they are still in pretty good condition.

canidmajor's avatar

I have a couple of old dog-walking sweaters that I’ve had since my first dog. Late 70s, I’m thinking.

Coloma's avatar

I have a “Marlboro” womens, fleece lined, faux suede vest. It is dark brown with fleece trim and it is 10 years old now and in mint condition. I wear it daily, all winter long and it still looks great. It has been all around the world and U.S. , literally!

ragingloli's avatar

My old diapers.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

My hoodie sweater. Over 20 years old. In fact I am wearing it now.

Love_my_doggie's avatar

A denim skirt that I bought in 1973.

Here2_4's avatar

A Bob and Tom sweatshirt I got about eighteen years ago. It is in great shape. The elasticity of the sleeve cuffs was shot almost right away, but I just took some ½” elastic, and folded the cuffs inward around the elastic and stitched them down. I have to be able to shove my sleeves above my elbows when I am working. It worked perfectly and I can still love my warm, comfy sweatshirt for years to come.

dxs's avatar

The hat I’m wearing now was from my little league team when I was in 4th grade. So that was..2005 I believe. The backpack I wear everyday is even older. It was my brother’s when he was in middle school.

Seek's avatar

I have a U2 t-shirt from the Zooropa tour in my rotation – so, 1993? It’s still in good shape. I got it from my hubby, who found it kind of randomly in his metal shirt collection. Neither of us know where it came from.

ibstubro's avatar

It’s too bad it’s so much trouble to post a pic here. I wish we could all do as @johnpowell did.

CunningFox's avatar

Of the clothes that are actually mine, some vacation t-shirts from like 5–9 years ago. My mom recently gave me some of her vintage 80s sweaters so those are over 30 years old.

jca's avatar

I have some tee shirts and yoga pants that I wear to bed, that are maybe 12–15 years old. Clothes I wear out in public tend to be “fresh” looking so I wouldn’t usually wear an old tee shirt that’s 12 -15 years old out to the store or with friends. I also lost a lot of weight a few years ago so much of what I used to wear is too big on me now.

ibstubro's avatar

I think the first pair of peg-leg Levi’s I ever bought may be in the house somewhere. If so they’re quickly approaching 40 years old.
I could get them on, but not buttoned if I found them.
I might have the shoes I wore to HS graduation in 1979. Brown wingtips.

I’ve recently been wearing a pair of gloves I cut the knuckle on around 1981–2.

AshlynM's avatar

Not really. Most of the stuff I have is five to ten years old. I still have my outfit I came in when I was adopted in the eighties but obviously I don’t wear it.

Brian1946's avatar

My court-ordered chastity belt is MEDIEVAL!

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