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Old 06-29-2019, 11:28 AM   #21
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Does it have to still fit?
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Old 06-29-2019, 11:31 AM   #22
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I still have a jacket from my college days. It's a little frayed, and I've had to replace the zipper, but I like the way it looks and fits. It's probably 35 years old.
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Old 06-29-2019, 11:34 AM   #23
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This was the topic of one of my earliest forum posts, ten years ago:

Oldest Clothing You Still Wear Where People Can See You

When I retired I got rid of the 1980's and 1990's skirted suits, but still have the 1976 Indian top, and am currently wearing a pair of Sportif shorts from 1989. In fact I have, and wear, quite a few pairs of shorts from the late 1980s. The Sportifs wore like iron. It's worth noting that their label shows size 10, whereas I would now buy a size 6 or even 4. That's not due to weight loss, but to "size inflation" in the garment industry in the past 30 years.
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Old 06-29-2019, 11:39 AM   #24
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I have a Yale sweatshirt with a hand painted bulldog on the front. Bought it at the Yale bookstore in 1973.
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Old 06-29-2019, 11:48 AM   #25
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Nope. It can be aspirational!
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Old 06-29-2019, 11:49 AM   #26
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A 'party suit' from 1971! Vietnam. Those pilots of that era will know what it is. I am about 15 lbs to heavy to fit into it! lol

Edit: Forgot, I have a letter sweater from TCU 1963.
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Old 06-29-2019, 12:10 PM   #27
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I have a suede vest. I purchased a suede cape in Tiajuana in 1971. A couple of years after that I bought a vest pattern and fit it to the cut of the suede with the snaps down the front. My mom the home ec teacher said it wouldn't work. Still wear the vest when I need a cowboy look.
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Old 06-29-2019, 12:38 PM   #28
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Personal (1st owner) - A Sloppy Joe's T-Shirt from Key West from a 1982 College Spring Break trip.

Pass down (2nd owner) - A leather "Pilot style" jacket that my dad bought ~ 1960
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Old 06-29-2019, 01:05 PM   #29
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3 bespoke suits 25 years old. Almost never wear suits now and I have newer off the rack ones when I do but I can't bring myself to throw them away.
I have a lot of bespoke pieces, bought the last few years before I retired 5 years ago. They don't get much wear but when I need to "clean up" they come in handy.

Mention of down vests reminded me of another: one I made from a Frostline kit in 1978. Just wore it this past winter.
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Old 06-29-2019, 03:35 PM   #30
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I still have my blue jean jacket that I wrote about in Amethyst's earlier thread.
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Old 06-29-2019, 03:57 PM   #31
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So, no one has any of those polyester Disco shirts from the 80's? No granny glasses or 18 inch bell bottom trousers from the 70's.
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Old 06-29-2019, 04:00 PM   #32
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I have a mesh shirt from my college. Even if I could wear it today, I would never. I’m not sure what it called, but it has no mid section. Quite fashionable at the time. Especially if one had a stomach worth showing off, which I did. Now, , not so much. That would have been around 1985. I wore it for me PE class - Tennis. I think I got rid of the shorts.
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Old 06-29-2019, 05:08 PM   #33
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hmmm, still have my first lab coat (corporate) from back in the mid-70's and my Bolder Boulder shirt from the mid 80's
I got rid of most older clothing when I retired, especially stuff I knew I'd never need again
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Old 06-29-2019, 05:12 PM   #34
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My high school letterman jacket (ca 1969 or 1970) is in the attic
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Old 06-29-2019, 05:13 PM   #35
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Does anyone still have one of those Members Only jackets? I never bought one, because, as Groucho Marx once said, " I don’t care to belong to any club that will have me as a member."
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Old 06-29-2019, 05:15 PM   #36
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Gore-Tex shell pants circa 1986. Still use them for spring skiing every year.
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Sweatshirt from Budget Gourmet. Could be 30 years old. Looks like it. My fishing sweatshirt
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Old 06-29-2019, 06:19 PM   #38
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I think the oldest piece I own is a black velvet walking/Sunday "bucket" hat from the 1920s. It always reminded me of the "nice" but subdued hats the English country house serving girls would wear to church. It looks vaguely like a deflated top hat, and I LOVED wearing it. I have a bunch of vintage dresses/tops and hats from the 1930-1960s. I wore them in high school because I was a weird art girl, and didn't like dressing like everyone else.
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I have my old high school jacket from the mid 1960's. I decided to hang onto it a bit longer to wear at my 50th class reunion later this summer.
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So, no one has any of those polyester Disco shirts from the 80's? No granny glasses or 18 inch bell bottom trousers from the 70's.
I still own and occasionally wear a pair of granny glasses (sunglasses). Late '60's; early 70's? Also have a collection of vintage ties (40's 50's). Love the art deco look.
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