What is the oldest thing in your wardrobe?

(60 Posts)
babooshkadoll Sat 29-Dec-12 17:35:14

Velvet pea coat brought out every Christmas bought in a Next sale around 1995.
Older than my DCs still complimented on it.

MorrisZapp Sat 29-Dec-12 22:53:06

Brown leather jacket, single breasted, blazer type shape from River Island about 18 years ago. DP calls it the 'Donnie Brasco'. Has been scrunched up, danced on and generally abused in every pub in Edinburgh. Doesn't fit any more but I will never part with it.

MushyPeace Sat 29-Dec-12 22:58:12

Ex boyfriend in a suitcase.

Don't tell anyone though please.

GreatCongas Sat 29-Dec-12 22:59:08

Some 70s stuff of my mums
Not over the top stereotypical stuff more what normal people wore.

A black silk beaded halter neck dress from Portobello Road about 1988. a bit tight now...

A navy and white striped bodycon dress from H&M circa 1992. DD wore it on holiday this summer.

Other than that, there's a cream beaded purse/bag from a jumble sale in the early 80's. I bought it for no reason other than it being beautiful and used it on my wedding day 20+ years later.

GreatGardenstuff Sat 29-Dec-12 23:23:09

Frankie says t-shirt. I still occasionally wear it smile

fanoftheinvisiblebigredman Sat 29-Dec-12 23:25:38

A 1960's black leather jacket I bought in 1993.

HappyNewSkyebluesapphire Sat 29-Dec-12 23:27:26

Cannot fit into any of this, but have a pair of skin tight leopard print jeans from 1986. An "I Ran the World" t-Shirt (Live Aid) 1985/86. and a black denim minidress from 1987.

Will never ever fit into any of these items ever again, but still cannot bring myself to throw them out...

Oldest wearable thing in my wardrobe is a black sparkly skirt and top that I have been wearing for 12 years, drag it out once a year around Christmas time.

ballstoit Sat 29-Dec-12 23:46:07

Just had to get out of bed to have a look...is a checked shirt that used to be my Dad's.

Can remember him wearing it, and he gave it to me for decorating when I moved into my first house, so it has splodges of paint from every room I've ever painted on it.

Corygal Sat 29-Dec-12 23:53:13

Lovely squishy 'beaver' sheepskin coat from the 40s. Weighs more than I do, still heavenly warm tho'.

My mum's wellies, which date from the 60s. Not deliberately vintage, we're just tight.

TheFarSide Sat 29-Dec-12 23:57:18

My SHE magazine T-shirt, early to mid-1980s. Also my "Durex = Safer Sex" T-shirt, same era.

LilyVonSchtupp Sun 30-Dec-12 00:06:39

This thread has just made me sad that I gave a black wet look body-con dress from Warehouse to charity shop a couple of months ago. I bought it in mid nineties and wore it to Hacienda.

IsawFoofyShmoofingSantaClaus Sun 30-Dec-12 00:08:11

My black knee high boots. From Next in 1997 so just 15 years old. I wear them and still love them.

The next oldest thing is a beautiful black halterneck, handkerchief hem dress bought for my stupid hen night in 2000. So 12 years old. Unfortunately it's too big for me. I keep it cos I love it.

curiositykilledthekat Sun 30-Dec-12 00:23:42

60s hooded cardigown. Knitted, fair isle style. Nicked it from my Mums wardrobe a few years back much to my sisters annoyance. I always get asked where its from. I love it and its a staple of my winter wardrobe! Not doing too bad considering it's nearly 50 years old! Blimey!

ABBA tshirt from 1980 the photo on it is from the Arrival album my dcs like to wear it. A 'I am 5' nighty from 1978 which I wore until i was about 10 and still keep in my pj drawer. A black turtleneck from 1990 that I wear all the time.

AbbyLockhart Sun 30-Dec-12 00:32:31

A pair of knickers grin from Dorothy Perkins, they are over 15 years old and still look good enough to wear on a first sleepover!

VestaCurry Sun 30-Dec-12 00:45:47

1920's beaded flapper dress. Totally sheer silk crepe de chine, with tiny bugle beads sewn all over. Too delicate to be worn now, but I wore it to a roaring twenties themed party in a very naice London hotel many years ago. With a slip underneath naturally, for modesty. It was a real talking point because it's clearly original. I had 20's style satin shoes dyed to match it. It was a lot of fun walking down a grand staircase, making heads turn!

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flibbergibbet Sun 30-Dec-12 00:52:44

My school shirt worn on my last ever day of school in 1995. It is signed by all of my classmates. One of them died this year so it makes me a bit sad to look at it now but I would never part with it.

icovetthee Sun 30-Dec-12 00:58:12

A gold and black 'tiger' striped sheer blazer/open shirt kind of jacket. It's older than me and was bought by my nan in a designer shop back in 1982. I wear it out even now with a LBD and heels.

GreyTS Sun 30-Dec-12 01:07:27

Tonight I wore a pair of Marc Jacobs boots from about 8 years ago, black suede, almond shaped toe kitten heel, haven't worn them in years. I reckon they are the oldest item of clothing I own. There are so many things I wish I had kept, but I travelled a lot and can't bare clutter.

noddyholder Sun 30-Dec-12 01:24:53

Have an old v Westwood sedition aires t shirt never wear am keeping for grand kids! Also a 29 yr old pair of Levi's which are minute and will never fit e again.

scripsi Sun 30-Dec-12 01:35:15

I have a yellow short swing coat from the early 60s which I inherited and wear very often, it never fails to cheer up a dark winter day.

Very jealous of your V Westwood t-shirt noddy envy

lisad123 Sun 30-Dec-12 01:37:07

I rely wish I could have been first to post, then I would have said "my husband" grin

lisad123 Sun 30-Dec-12 01:45:11

Vintage red floor length 1970s dress I brought

SchnitzelVonKrumm Sun 30-Dec-12 20:38:41

Two Agnes B silk ribbed long-sleeved t-shirts that I bought in about 1994. Still look like new despite regular wear.

canyou Sun 30-Dec-12 20:41:16

A skirt slip/petticoat I had for my first communion in 1987 It still fits me/I can wear fshock] grin

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