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What is your oldest item of clothing?

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  • mrs_mix
    mrs_mix Posts: 1,800 Forumite
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    I have a night shirt that I bought when I was 20 I'm 42 now and it's still going strong
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  • vegankris
    vegankris Posts: 585 Forumite
    I go by that old-fashioned moneysaving technique of not really following fashion much, and keeping clothes I love till they're done, and was wondering if anyone here has older clothes than me?

    My very oldest item is a 17 year old baggy T-shirt from The Body Shop with endangered species of animals on it, which I got when I was 12, and still wear as a pyjama top now at 29!

    If wearing as pyjamas doesn't quite count as it's not worn outdoors, I'm currently wearing an ankle length floaty blue "gypsy-style" skirt (with an adjustable waist, I was only a size 6-8 then, now I'm a size 12!:o) from an independent "hippy shop" (as my dad called it!) called Osiris bought in 1994...

    The oldest tailored/non-adjustable thing I own is a cord bomber jacket from Top Shop which was a 16th birthday present in 1996.

    I reckon there'll be a few people here who can beat that...!:D
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  • bellaquidsin
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    I have a 19 year old Danni-mac jacket which still looks as good as new and I still wear it. Also a kilt which belonged to my DM and she's been gone fifteen years so that is probably a similar vintage.

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  • pigpen
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    my 4 year old has some shorts which were my cousins who is now 40!!!

    They were then mine, both my sisters and then all my 5 girls.. I am keeping them after they are outgrown!
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  • beemuzed
    beemuzed Posts: 2,188 Forumite
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    My dog-walking coat was purchased in 1985 - and although it's been relegated to dog-walking duties it's still fine - even the zip still does up properly. I suspect I have a few tops of a similar vintage. Don't think I have anything to rival those shorts tho' pigpen!

    (edit: - realise I posted on the earlier thread - the dress has now gone!!!!)
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  • Gigervamp
    Gigervamp Posts: 6,583 Forumite
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    I have a black and white stripey jumper that I bought around about the mid 80's that's still going strong.
  • N9eav
    N9eav Posts: 4,742 Forumite
    Has to be a GAP red and white hooped rugby shirt that a friend from USA gave me in 1988. It was terrific quailty, faded now, but still has it's shape.
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  • kunekune
    kunekune Posts: 1,909 Forumite
    My OH has a pair of marks and spencer socks that he bought when we first knew each other ... that would be Christmas 1980. No holes, still worn every 2-3 weeks.

    My oldest thing in the wardrobe is a black velour top, bought in the mid 90s.
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  • jinky67
    jinky67 Posts: 47,812 Forumite
    vegankris wrote: »
    from an independent "hippy shop" (as my dad called it!) called Osiris bought in 1994...

    You dont happen to come from around Glasgow do you?:cool:
    pigpen wrote: »
    my 4 year old has some shorts which were my cousins who is now 40!!!

    They were then mine, both my sisters and then all my 5 girls.. I am keeping them after they are outgrown!

    Now that what I call a hand me down:T
    I wanna see these shorts, I demand a picture:D
    I must admit to having a big fail here, all my oldest clothes dont fit me or i dont wear them:cool: I should just Ebay them really:rotfl:
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  • Penelope_Penguin
    Penelope_Penguin Posts: 17,288 Forumite
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    vegankris wrote: »
    I reckon there'll be a few people here who can beat that...!:D

    I have a cotton full-length petticoat, with a lacy edge, that belonged to my grandmother, so is over 100 years old, probably Victorian :T I wore it as a dress (tied at the waist with a silk scarf) and my DD now wears it layered with other clothing.

    I'll add this to the existing thread on old clothes ;)

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