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An astrakhan jacket my sister bought second hand in Dublin in the late 80s -- don't know how old it is. Plus a box of all sorts of 80s clothes that the DCs raid for Hallowe'en, and boots of the same vintage. I also have two fine wool dresses I wore as a toddler. They were originally bought or maybe even hand made in the US and were at least third hand to me when I wore them in 1965/66.
I've got a few things from the early 90's, but the one in regular wear (circa 93) is a M&S microfibre slip that I wore as a 'dress' out clubbing and now wear sedately as an actual slip, and it still looks great
Oh,and a bridesmaids dress my mother wore to one of her sister's wedding. Must be about 70 years old, immaculately made, by hand and a hand machine I would think. My DM still has her wedding dress . I was given loads of coats Jaeger,Aquascutum,Crombie plus others and I have no idea what to do with them . Perhaps I'll end up wearing them when the economy really goes bust.
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.
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!
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.
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!