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How old is the oldest item of clothing you have on?

(28 Posts)
topsi Wed 07-Nov-12 19:23:07

Mine is probably a 3 year old Tshirt from Baukjen (formally Isabella Oliver). Still looks as good as new!
Watch is probably 8 years ols by now.

lljkk Wed 07-Nov-12 19:25:29

I'm wearing as an underlayer the shirt I wore when I gave birth to DS, who just turned 13. I must had the shirt a while before that, maybe years. it's very scruffy, wrong size to start with (but long so can tuck into jeans to keep me warm).

My earrings were bought about 27? years ago, somebody gave them to me to pay off a debt.

Acumens100 Wed 07-Nov-12 19:26:07

It's freezing in here so I am wearing a fleece jacket that I found in the loft of the house I moved into when I was 16. So it's at least 14 years old, but could be more!

It looks exactly the same. o.O

amarylisnightandday Wed 07-Nov-12 19:27:32

Leather biker jacket from top shop I bought in 1998!

MrsSnow Wed 07-Nov-12 20:00:27

My watch was bought in the 1970s and left in its box untouched and forgotten until last year when it was given to me.

Other than my socks which are probably a couple of years old!

Moredofbumsnet Wed 07-Nov-12 20:08:37

Dark purple Jigsaw silk shirt bought in 1988 or before. It has recently started to fray at the cuffs.

Ilovecrossfit Wed 07-Nov-12 20:08:38

my office studded ankle boots-3yrs now AND they are back in shop this season...the most comfortable shoes them, Im waiting for sales and will get another pair ;0

iMe Wed 07-Nov-12 20:09:46

Right now I'm wearing a pashmina I bought to wear as a shawl on my wedding day 8 yrs ago. Wearing it as a scarf today, nice & snuggly warm, I've hardly worn it since the wedding, I think I was "keeping it for special" which so seldom happens, so I'm going to wear it whenever I want now because it makes me happy. Keeping it casual today with a Breton top grin

usualsuspect3 Wed 07-Nov-12 20:10:06

I'm not sure how old my top is, I bought it in a charity shop grin

Rindercella Wed 07-Nov-12 20:11:51

Probably my knickers blush

PoppyWearer Wed 07-Nov-12 20:13:23

My (pyjama) top is maybe 4 years old?

Most of my clothes are pretty new (to me at least) having changed body shape and tastes quite drastically since my two DCs were born.

Pascha Wed 07-Nov-12 20:15:03

Crappy pregnancy stretched elastic knackered old joggers from Peacocks circa 1999. I know I had them when I met my husband so they have to be at least that old.

TwllBach Wed 07-Nov-12 20:15:07

I came on to say my knickers too Rinders blush about six years old blushblush

UnexpectedItemInShaggingArea Wed 07-Nov-12 20:17:02

My shoes - block heeled Mary Janes - 26 years old (bought when I was at Uni), been reheeled twice but otherwise still look great.

Ragwort Wed 07-Nov-12 20:17:04

My watch is my grandmother's and she died fifteen years ago (and must have had it for many years before that).

My 'best' dress is from Monsoon and over 28 years old - it's now come back into fashion 'vintage style' much to my husband's disgust as he hates it grin.

I loathe buying new clothes, most of my things are at least 5-6 years old (and then only 'new' from a charity shop grin).

noisytoys Wed 07-Nov-12 20:45:43

My knickers too. Probably 10 years old blush

HollyBollyBooBoo Wed 07-Nov-12 20:54:25

Watch - 10 years old.

Everything else quite new thinking about it.

TCOB Wed 07-Nov-12 20:57:29

About 70 years (excluding jewellery) - I'm big on vintage!!!

LineRunner Wed 07-Nov-12 20:57:43

8 year old slippers.


Mirage Wed 07-Nov-12 20:57:51

I've just come in and taken off my fingerless gloves-I bought them in 1983 and I wear them every day for work during the winter.

Yika Wed 07-Nov-12 20:58:28

Jumper is about 8 years old I'd guess. I have one pair of knickers that date back to the 1970s or early 80s and I still wear them regularly!!!

jollydiane Wed 07-Nov-12 21:01:18

My wedding dress.

CotedePablo Wed 07-Nov-12 21:03:47

Springsteen tour t shirt from around 1993/4 or so.

Everything else I have on is pretty ancient too, apart from my socks, which were bought on Friday.

ivykaty44 Wed 07-Nov-12 21:06:35

I have a ring, it was my mothers engagement ring and my dad got it second hand, they were married in the early 60's so over 50 years old.

Then I have my grandmothers wedding ring on, it was purchased in 1938 and she wore it every day

Jolly - are you sat mning in your wedding dress?

oreocrumbs Wed 07-Nov-12 21:11:58

I'm wearing a toggi top that was my dads.... And judging by the photo on the wall of me and my dad where he is wearing this, I'd say it is a minimum of 12 years old.

I love it so much, its nicely worn in so it is soft, and of course its special because it was my dads too.

Have spoiled it now with bleach splashes on the front, but I won't stop wearing it. Ever.

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