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Re: how many years have you had a piece of your clothing?

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Hmmm .... well for starters,  I can proudly boast that I  still fit into all the earrings I wore in high school .....   LOL

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Re: how many years have you had a piece of your clothing?

I have a blush fox jacket that a boyfriend gave me in the early 80's (whe I was still wearing fur)...it was the most expensive/extravagant gift ayone had ever given me and I felt so sophisticated and elegant when I wore it..It still fits, althought I don't wear it.....I just can't part with it, although the boyfriend and I parted many, many years ago!!

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A cropped Levi's jean jacket bought in the 80's.  The style has seen a resurgence and it looks good now over my maxi dresses in the summer.

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I have a few classic Liz Claiborne pieces from the mid to late 80s, when it was still a quality label, that I won't get rid of...and they still fit.  Also a wool sweater with an intricate design that has gotten a lot of compliments - that one has also followed me in moves back and forth acorss the country.

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My oldest item I still wear is a suede skirt from Chadwicks that is probably 25 years old. It is straight and just above the knee length so it will be classic and wearable forever. 

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My daughter has absconded with my Jimmy Buffet concert tshirt from 1979!

Yes the shirt is older than she is LOL

I think I better check my drawer again to make sure that's the only one missing!

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I have 2 of those circle skirts from 1958.  One is a quilted plaid, the other a black cotton skirt with an Eiffel Tower printed , embellished with dozens of hand sewm pearls.  I have worn it a while back when thinner, and my GD wore one for halloween.  They both have wide (like 3-4inch) patent leather cinch belts.

 

My favorite item is a pair of jeans from 1971.  They were handmade by Melanie for Joseph Magnin.  They are bell bottom, 3 shades of worn denim in about 10 pieces rivited with brass brad type thingies to make the jeans.  There are rhinestone mushrooms, stars and peace signs.  It has a denim jform fitting short jacket.  It weighs a ton.  I think I will give it to a museum

  I wore it with a huge floppy hat,

I wore it to the Fillmore in SF, and it was like a disco ball under the lights.  Brings back many memories as I wore t for 5 years on special occasions

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@MaggieMack wrote:

The oldest thing I have is a Dana Buchman pink silk blouse jacket that I bought in 1995, when she was a high end designer, before she showed up at Kohl's. Still beautiful.  I also kept my late husband's high school letter jacket, just can't let it go.


How sweet. That jacket is a warm, happy memory for sure.

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I don't know how old it is but I still have a denim jacket I bought back when Delta Burke was on QVC, It is very faded but otherwise still in great shape and I wear it a lot at camp.

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I have 2 sweaters my mother knitted when I was in high school.  I graduated in 1969.