What's your.......  

marysia4u 62F  
14323 posts
5/3/2018 2:45 pm
What's your.......





oldest piece of clothing?

My ex got me a dressing gown to wear in hospital when I went in to have our1st child. He turns 30 in a few months.

So think it's well past time I donated it someone in need, as it's still too good to toss. Or I could donate it to the museum of dressing gowns.

Don't know how many of you have seen either of The Stepford Wife movies (I've only seen the original one), but it would fit in nicely. A nice shade of light blue with a ruffle collar, and a piece of pink ribbon to top it off.

So with great sadness, it's in a bag ready to drop off at one of the charity bins. I'm sure it will be snapped up in no time.

SeaGirlFL 54F  
2613 posts
5/3/2018 3:47 pm

Hm...I think I have a skirt that is about 12 years old...lol.

I'm amazed and impressed that you have a garment that is 30 years old and in such good condition! Wow!

(My first child turns 30 this year too...makes me feel old...)

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marysia4u 62F  
14829 posts
5/3/2018 3:53 pm

    Quoting SeaGirlFL:
    Hm...I think I have a skirt that is about 12 years old...lol.

    I'm amazed and impressed that you have a garment that is 30 years old and in such good condition! Wow!

    (My first child turns 30 this year too...makes me feel old...)
!2 years is pretty good.

I do have another dressing gown, only used the old one in past years if the other one had been washed but not dried.

Yeah, 30 makes me feel old too. The youngest is 28.


1bighammer1000 53M
2644 posts
5/3/2018 4:14 pm

My belt buckle is about 37 years old, and gets wore every day. I have dress boots that were bought in 1986, I only wear them to weddings and funerals. Ha ha

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VelkutuVoom 49M
74 posts
5/3/2018 4:29 pm

My blankie is 49 years old... just kidding


redrockrascal 59M
17251 posts
5/3/2018 5:08 pm

When I was in high school (during the "gas crisis") I worked at a Mobil gas station and they supplied shirts, pants, jackets and clip-on ties. The pants were junk and are long gone. The ties were used as rags conveniently hung right in front. The jacket was kinda cool and I still have one but haven't worn it in a long time. The shirts . . . must be made of some sort of indestructible stuff. I still have 3 that I use when outdoors doing projects. They are a bit tight now but do button up.

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clittywhisperer1 53M
714 posts
5/3/2018 5:11 pm

I may have a hockey jersey from 1987 .thats 31 years old . my wife still has and wears clothes she wore in high school .she graduated in 1983 ! no not the weird trendy stuff she lived in minnesota so it's all little house on the prairie widwest classic lol


justskin1 66M
10447 posts
5/3/2018 6:05 pm

I have a pair of running shorts that are about 23 or 24 yrs old. The kind where the waist is a bit below the hips and the inseam is 3 or 4 inches. I prefer them to the kind one finds today, an Urkle rise and 9inch inseam.

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s2ndegree 59M  
7673 posts
5/3/2018 6:29 pm

I generally upgrade every two years out with the old ,you know!

Using more than all the road!


HAMONMAN 58M
586 posts
5/3/2018 7:40 pm

leather jacket from my teens


marysia4u 62F  
14829 posts
5/3/2018 10:04 pm

    Quoting 1bighammer1000:
    My belt buckle is about 37 years old, and gets wore every day. I have dress boots that were bought in 1986, I only wear them to weddings and funerals. Ha ha
Thanks for popping in.

No wonder your dress boots are still able to be worn. Are you wearing them in your pic?


marysia4u 62F  
14829 posts
5/3/2018 10:05 pm

    Quoting VelkutuVoom:
    My blankie is 49 years old... just kidding
Thanks for popping in.



Or are you kidding?


marysia4u 62F  
14829 posts
5/3/2018 10:08 pm

    Quoting redrockrascal:
    When I was in high school (during the "gas crisis") I worked at a Mobil gas station and they supplied shirts, pants, jackets and clip-on ties. The pants were junk and are long gone. The ties were used as rags conveniently hung right in front. The jacket was kinda cool and I still have one but haven't worn it in a long time. The shirts . . . must be made of some sort of indestructible stuff. I still have 3 that I use when outdoors doing projects. They are a bit tight now but do button up.
I remember clip on ties. Wonder if they are still being sold?

If the shirts get too tight, you can still wear them just opened with a t-shirt. No need to throw a good shirt out.


marysia4u 62F  
14829 posts
5/3/2018 10:10 pm

    Quoting clittywhisperer1:
    I may have a hockey jersey from 1987 .thats 31 years old . my wife still has and wears clothes she wore in high school .she graduated in 1983 ! no not the weird trendy stuff she lived in minnesota so it's all little house on the prairie widwest classic lol
Thanks for popping in.

Your wife would have liked my dressing gown. It would have fitted in quite well.


marysia4u 62F  
14829 posts
5/3/2018 10:12 pm

    Quoting justskin1:
    I have a pair of running shorts that are about 23 or 24 yrs old. The kind where the waist is a bit below the hips and the inseam is 3 or 4 inches. I prefer them to the kind one finds today, an Urkle rise and 9inch inseam.
Maybe you can show us a pic of you wearing the shorts. I like the sound of the waist being a bit below the hips.


marysia4u 62F  
14829 posts
5/3/2018 10:13 pm

    Quoting s2ndegree:
    I generally upgrade every two years out with the old ,you know!
Do you do that with women too?


marysia4u 62F  
14829 posts
5/3/2018 10:14 pm

    Quoting HAMONMAN:
    leather jacket from my teens
Do you still wear it, or just keep it for old times sake?


HAMONMAN 58M
586 posts
5/4/2018 1:56 am

    Quoting marysia4u:
    Do you still wear it, or just keep it for old times sake?


No I don't wear it.

It's stashed away here somewhere and in fact I had forgotten about it until your post made me think of it.


marysia4u 62F  
14829 posts
5/4/2018 1:43 pm

    Quoting HAMONMAN:
    No I don't wear it.

    It's stashed away here somewhere and in fact I had forgotten about it until your post made me think of it.
Did you find any other treasures you'd forgotten about?

Sometimes when I have a clear out, I find things I'd forgotten about.


HAMONMAN 58M
586 posts
5/5/2018 9:37 am

    Quoting marysia4u:
    Did you find any other treasures you'd forgotten about?

    Sometimes when I have a clear out, I find things I'd forgotten about.


I have a bunch of stuff to go through, stuff that I cleared from my mother's house.
I expect there may be some keepsakes / treasures among those items.
Just haven't gotten to them yet.


sexysixties2 70F  
37396 posts
5/5/2018 12:40 pm

I have a couple of pairs of jogging pants that I wear for gardening....must be about 20 years old.

"Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age."
~~~ Anais Nin ~~~


marysia4u 62F  
14829 posts
5/5/2018 11:23 pm

    Quoting HAMONMAN:
    I have a bunch of stuff to go through, stuff that I cleared from my mother's house.
    I expect there may be some keepsakes / treasures among those items.
    Just haven't gotten to them yet.
I hope you find lots of treasures and fond memories.


marysia4u 62F  
14829 posts
5/5/2018 11:24 pm

    Quoting sexysixties2:
    I have a couple of pairs of jogging pants that I wear for gardening....must be about 20 years old.
I'm amazed they've lasted that long, with all the hard work you put into your garden.


Paulxx001 61M
169 posts
5/6/2018 7:13 am

That's a really good idea. I'm not to go through my closet. On sure I have tons of stuff that's still good for someone. Thanks

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marysia4u 62F  
14829 posts
5/6/2018 12:19 pm

    Quoting Paulxx001:
    That's a really good idea. I'm not to go through my closet. On sure I have tons of stuff that's still good for someone. Thanks
Thanks for popping in.

There are some things I'll never wear, but just can't get rid of.


Giorgione501 57M  
78 posts
5/7/2018 3:17 am

Some of the accretions of life are shed easier than others. My oldest piece of clothing is paisley silk scarf (circa 1950's) that I inherited from my father. It constitutes one of my earliest memories - that deep burgundy silk wrapped stylishly (perhaps I embellish a little) beneath his overcoat and the lingering scent of old-spice and tobacco. I wear it when I'm feeling (but not looking) Cary .


Giorgione501 57M  
78 posts
5/7/2018 3:19 am

Meant to en saying feeling (but not looking) like Cary Grant


marysia4u 62F  
14829 posts
5/7/2018 1:40 pm

    Quoting Giorgione501:
    Some of the accretions of life are shed easier than others. My oldest piece of clothing is paisley silk scarf (circa 1950's) that I inherited from my father. It constitutes one of my earliest memories - that deep burgundy silk wrapped stylishly (perhaps I embellish a little) beneath his overcoat and the lingering scent of old-spice and tobacco. I wear it when I'm feeling (but not looking) Cary .
Nice to have something that carries so many fond memories.


marysia4u 62F  
14829 posts
5/7/2018 1:42 pm

    Quoting Giorgione501:
    Meant to en saying feeling (but not looking) like Cary Grant
I'm on the ball this morning. I guessed you meant Cary Grant.


chaso5 59M  
6450 posts
5/8/2018 6:18 pm

Wow now you are in dire need of an update in the dressing gown department. I would get you a sexy one from say victorias secret!


marysia4u 62F  
14829 posts
5/8/2018 11:20 pm

    Quoting chaso5:
    Wow now you are in dire need of an update in the dressing gown department. I would get you a sexy one from say victorias secret!
Oh, you are too kind.


Bundyman59 58M  
21 posts
5/9/2018 1:23 am

I generally replace quite often, but do have a couple of very comfy favourite T-shirts

Did you get a new dressing gown


marysia4u 62F  
14829 posts
5/9/2018 2:47 am

    Quoting Bundyman59:
    I generally replace quite often, but do have a couple of very comfy favourite T-shirts

    Did you get a new dressing gown
Nice to see you back.

Yes, got a new one before passing my old one on. All ready for the cold weather coming, but I prefer the cold to the 40+ day after day we had.


Karibu313 66M  
4 posts
5/13/2018 1:43 am

Evening , a kurta that i bought in Eltham Melbourne at a 'hippy ' shop , 1971 . pretty well worn out . Patched and re- patched , no longer the length it was . the spare was used to cover an acid burn when the van I was travelling in, rolled , battery acid went every where . Get rid of it . No , not yet . Not ready to give up .


marysia4u 62F  
14829 posts
5/13/2018 1:57 am

    Quoting Karibu313:
    Evening , a kurta that i bought in Eltham Melbourne at a 'hippy ' shop , 1971 . pretty well worn out . Patched and re- patched , no longer the length it was . the spare was used to cover an acid burn when the van I was travelling in, rolled , battery acid went every where . Get rid of it . No , not yet . Not ready to give up .
Wow, that must have been pretty scary.

I do have one other item of clothing I can't part with, although I'll never were it again, which is far older than the dressing gown which I'd forgotten about.


charaidxox 63M
40 posts
5/14/2018 3:08 am

I still have my first suit. It’s only had 20 new trousers and 10 new jackets.


marysia4u 62F  
14829 posts
5/14/2018 3:11 am

    Quoting charaidxox:
    I still have my first suit. It’s only had 20 new trousers and 10 new jackets.
What about your birthday suit?


Yours_4A_knight 53M  
796 posts
5/21/2018 5:35 pm

When I arrived in California in the summer of '85 it was cooler than I expect in San Diego, where my ship was homeported. At the Banana Republic, in the now longtime gone downtown mall, whose name escapes me, I purchased a cream cable knit sweater that has pretty much gone all over the world and has retired with me to Toledo Ohio. I don't wear it often but I do wear it.

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marysia4u 62F  
14829 posts
5/21/2018 6:13 pm

    Quoting Yours_4A_knight:
    When I arrived in California in the summer of '85 it was cooler than I expect in San Diego, where my ship was homeported. At the Banana Republic, in the now longtime gone downtown mall, whose name escapes me, I purchased a cream cable knit sweater that has pretty much gone all over the world and has retired with me to Toledo Ohio. I don't wear it often but I do wear it.
I bet it brings back some wonderful memories every time you wear it.


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