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Old 03-23-2009, 08:37 PM   #41
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In my day as an engineer in the management sector(1965-1988), it was strictly white shirt and tie. About 1976 some styles started to change and I started to wear a light blue shirt and whatever tie. I was told about it by our Personnel Director. Strictly white!! Couple weeks later the President of the company came for a visit and he was wearing a blue shirt. I was grinning from ear to ear. That was the end of the strictly white era. Nothing else was ever said. But, I have the dark blue blazers that have been around for eons, dress loafers for shoes that I bought in 1998. Oxford cloth button down white shirts and you
are good to go. Mens dress clothes don't change much. Just the casual stuff. The days of the super dress are gone. Stick pin collors, cuff links, vests with watch fobs, Floreshime Imperial wing-tip shoes,....a bygone era.
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Old 03-23-2009, 09:06 PM   #42
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So, tell me why the age of your suits and jackets isn't 20+year? Is it because you can't fit in them anymore?
Yeah, I packed on too much chest & shoulder muscle...
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So, tell me why the age of your suits and jackets isn't 20+year? Is it because you can't fit in them anymore?
To tell the truth, any of my suits would probably be a 'bit' snug now as they are, indeed in the 20 to 25 year old range. Having said that, I gave them all away (ties too) over a year ago. Hope to never wear a suit and tie again - not even to my cremation!
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This was a tough one for me. I lost 45 lbs in 2004, so a lot of my older clothes have been given away. I found this picture taken at Woodstock 1999. I still have the straw hat. I wear it when I go to the lake to chill out or play in my garden. That hat has also been to Alaska (98) and Greece (96). It will be going to Europe this summer on the cruise.

The background stage deco is none other than Peter Max art printed on mesh fabric.
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Ancient black leather jacket. 15 year old karate club tee shirt.
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Yeah, I packed on too much chest & shoulder muscle...

Me too, and stomach muscle.
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25 years ago I played competitive softball with a team of other good players. We won a lot of championship shirts -I once counted 19. I loved those shirts and still wear many of them today. I've had to throw away a couple because I wore them out. I never could get that 20th shirt - always a frustration!
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I decided the oldest clothing items I have are neckties. I have a few really wide ones dating back into the 70s. But I never wear any, except to the occasional funeral or wedding. And then I try to wear ones that don't make me look like Sonny Bono.

I also have a jacket from my Wu Shu Academy days in the mid 80s. I still wear it occasionally, but seldom in public. DW hates it.
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Old silk neckties are excellent fodder for fiber art. Send them all to me!

I'm sure some on the forum can think of other ways to use them
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Old silk neckties are excellent fodder for fiber art. Send them all to me!

I'm sure some on the forum can think of other ways to use them
I keep all of my old neckties for an ugly tie contest. I'm sure I have a few winners. At least according to DW.

If you throw them in a pile and have the cat play with them for a while, would that be fiber art?
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