What item of clothing have you owned for the longest time.

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  1. dogbone macrumors 68020

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    And still wear occasionally.

    Tell us a little about it.

    I have a pair of trousers with a psychedelic style pattern on them that my sister bought me from Carnaby St in 1969. I've had to let them out a bit though. I've been meaning to copy them in illustrator for a few years.
     
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    Not exactly the same thing, but I occasionally wear my father's 1954 smoking jacket to parties, and my wife occasionally wears an astrakhan-lined, red, blue and gold bedouin desert cloak, circa 1952. Everything elser from that era is far too manky. I do still use a picnic blanket I had at school in 1961.
     
  3. iSaint macrumors 603

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    I have my dad's hawaiian shirt from the 50's.
     
  4. bartelby macrumors Core

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    A 1940 - 50s tissot gold watch. That was my great grand father's retirement gift.
     
  5. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    ive got some Converse Chuck Tailors which are pretty old...

    i love old school clothing. Theres a shop around melbourne which only sell old-style clothing and band apparel. For those of you around the area, check out Retrostar
     
  6. iGav macrumors G3

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    I'm still kicking around in pair of All Stars that I bought back in 1993/94 as they've comeback around again. :D

    Still wear some band T's from '90-'96 era, but I don't think I've kept anything older than that.
     
  7. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Oh I also have some old metal and punk t-shirst from the mid 80s I still wear occasionally.
     
  8. extraextra macrumors 68000

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    A red shirt with Mickey Mouse on it from elementary school. It still fits even though I'm in college.

    Either it was bought really big, or I haven't grown at all. :(
     
  9. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I have a pair of loafers that look a lot like this:

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    That I bought probably just after my feet grew to their final size. So I've had them for maybe 15 or 16 years. But I never really wore them all that often, and now they're suddenly back in my rotation! I polished them probably more times than I wore them up to this year, so they were in really nice condition, too. :D
     
  10. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    Same w/ me. :p

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  11. SMM macrumors 65816

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    I have a tee-shirt from the Knebworth '90 concert I still wear regularly. It has a couple holes and is rather faded. But, it is made of that really soft, tight cotton, and feels wonderful on - you do not even feel it really.
     
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    My Scotland rugby shirt that I got in 1986 when I went to my first international at Murrayfield. It's slightly faded, has a small hole in the right seam from getting caught on a fence while invading the pitch after a Grand Slam victory in 1990 and the collar will never be truly white again...

    ...and it gets me lots of drinks bought for me while I'm out watching the 6 nations each year since it gets old-school respect :D Not least since they started making retro replicas a couple of years ago that it gets mistaken for at first...
     
  14. Queso macrumors G4

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    Mine has to be my Stockport County scarf from 1995. Worn every winter when I'm on the bike :)
     
  15. ejb190 macrumors 65816

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    When I switched jobs, I went from kakis and nice shirts to jeans and t-shirts. So I pulled out a few pair of old Levi's I haven't worn in a few years. Probably back to the early 90's. I have a pair of Chuck Taylors I got in High School that I still have. I might have to dig them out now!
     
  16. beatzfreak macrumors 6502

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    I have a white rabbit fur jacket from the 70's.

    My mom gave it to me in the early 90's.

    It's really warm and beautiful but I rarely wear it because it's fur.

    What do you guys think? Is rabbit fur PC?
     
  17. Mord macrumors G4

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    My school T shirt, which i got when I was 7 so that's 11 years old, it's adult size and you got it at the begining to grow into, it was a non uniformed school.
     
  18. Leareth macrumors 68000

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    Rabbit fur is OK

    i mean you can eat the rabbit so you are not killing it just for the fur...
    mnnn rabbit stew...
     
  19. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    I have................I don't know. I'm really not very old. :p


    Meh, it's all relative, I guess. I have a pair of swim shorts from like 10 years ago. I also have a striped shirt from Zara from 5 years ago, but I rarely wear that. Maybe I'll wear it tomorrow. :)

    Oh, and add my Tissot watch from 6 years ago as well. I got that in Venice on a backpacking trip, and it has a lot of sentimental value. Some prick stole my Casio G-Shock watch in London, and I couldn't afford anything at all while living there, despite working and earning decent money (for a 20 year old......£7.60 per hour). Anyway, I was so incredibly frugal that I'm surprised I didn't starve to death. I wanted to save up money to travel as well, which was difficult. Anyway, on my trip, I decided to spoil myself and get something that I'd remember. I got my parents a (very nice) painting $250 from Rome, and my Tissot. I went price shopping in France, London, Germany, and Switzerland, and Rome, but Venice was like CDN $80 cheaper than anywhere else!
     

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