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What is your oldest item of clothing?

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  • cyclingyorkie
    cyclingyorkie Posts: 4,234 Forumite
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    i've still got my wedding dress - doesn't count does it?
    :jFlylady and proud of it:j
  • HariboJunkie
    HariboJunkie Posts: 7,740 Forumite
    A lovely long, cornflower blue shift dress from Oasis, bought for a friends wedding 11 years ago and what I was wearing when I first met my OH. Not sure if that means it's lucky or not. :confused:

    My going away outfit which was a summer dress from principles and still gets worn.

    A pair of next jeans that i've had since I was 18, so nearly 18 years old.

    The oldest is a dress hand made by my mum for meeting the Queen in the silver jubilee year of 1977. I was 4 years old at the time and one of my earliest memories is watching Brittania sail up belfast Lough. The dress is very BOHo and I have worn it a couple of times. ;)
  • SailorSam
    SailorSam Posts: 22,754 Forumite
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    I'm forever getting told by my family i'm a scruff and i should throw clothes away, it's nice to know i'm not the only one to keep things.
    Clothes are moved down the chain, first you wear them to go out; then the same ones are for just slobbing around the house, when they get a bit tattier use them while doing the garden, then wear them while you're painting the ceiling. Even then you can cut them up to use as rags in the garage.
    When these people come around the door saying what do you do with your old clothes........I wear them.
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  • Penny-Pincher!!
    Penny-Pincher!! Posts: 8,325 Forumite
    I still have my going away outfit which is nearly 16 yrs old. I also have a dress I wore to my cousin's wedding when I was 17, so 17 years ago:eek::eek::eek:...this has been worn a few times since, but wont get rid of as cousin died not long after getting married and has great memories! I also have a stone coloured Principles waistcoat that my mum bought to complete an outfit she had got me when I was about 15, so 19 yrs old-still like new!

    I also have DD's first Oilily dress, so 14 years and 6 months old:D

    PP
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  • pretz_2
    pretz_2 Posts: 528 Forumite
    my oldest piece of clothing is a rose printed tea dress which was my nns from the fourties i love it and where it as often as i can get way with, infact i have it one now as im off for a picnic looks great with a belt and flip flops (which are at least 5 years old lol)
  • vegankris
    vegankris Posts: 585 Forumite
    edited 28 June 2009 at 3:57PM
    jinky67 wrote: »
    You dont happen to come from around Glasgow do you?:cool:
    Yes I'm originally from there!:cool: The one on Queen Street- I still regularly visit glasgow and it's still there after all these years!
    Owing to financial constraints, the light at the end of the tunnel has been switched off until further notice. :(

    Illegitimi Non Carborundum!!!:cool:
  • bellaquidsin
    bellaquidsin Posts: 1,100 Forumite
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    Just thought about the dressing gown I bought to go into hospital in 1986 - 23 years old and far better than the one I bought more recently to go into hospital again. The old ones are the best.

    Bella.
    A man's life consisteth not in the abundance of things which he possesseth. Luke 12 v 15
  • jinky67
    jinky67 Posts: 47,812 Forumite
    vegankris wrote: »
    Yes I'm originally from there!:cool: The one on Queen Street- I still regularly visit glasgow and it's still there after all these years!
    Ithought so, its the only place I have ever seen one:D
    not been in there for ages myself
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  • jackieb
    jackieb Posts: 27,605 Forumite
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    The oldest is a dress hand made by my mum for meeting the Queen in the silver jubilee year of 1977. I was 4 years old at the time and one of my earliest memories is watching Brittania sail up belfast Lough. The dress is very BOHo and I have worn it a couple of times. ;)


    You can still fit into a dress that you wore when you were 4yo? :eek:
  • I have a plain pink square scarf which I bought in Lewis's sale for 50p in 1976 when I was 13. As a teenager I wore it folded in a triangle and tied round me as a halter neck top (can't believe I was ever that thin:eek:), then I wore it as a fancy hairband thingie in the 80's tied up in a bow, and now I wear it inside my black velvet jacket. People always say how nice it is.
    Jane

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