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Old 01-25-2015, 04:29 AM
 
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Well does anyone have clothing from these decades that is still wearable without sticking out? I'm almost completely a jeans/polo/t-shirt/gym shorts/cargo shorts/sweatshirt/hoodie type of person and I don't think anything about wearing a pair of Levi's that were bought in the 90s. I also wear a lot of my brother's t-shirts from 90s. IMO, a polo is a polo as long as it fits. I have button down collar shirts from the 90s that I still wear with the sleeves rolled up. Gym shorts and hoodies never seem to go out of style. Heck, even shoes from the 90s-'00s still look ok to me (boots, sneakers (Air Max, Jordans, Pennys, etc etc etc).

When will all this stuff be too out of style to wear without looking crazy? A lot of stuff that's used to describe 70s and 80s fashion would definitely stand out. Is it just that simple clothing that isn't particularly fashionable takes a looooong time to completely look odd?

I don't think I have anything bought within the last 15 years that I'd be embarrassed to wear out.
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Old 01-25-2015, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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I don't think anything from 20 years ago would have much "fiber integrity" after all this time!
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Old 01-25-2015, 12:03 PM
 
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Yep, even as far back as the 80's. My adult sons will tease me that they remember me wearing the outfit when they were kids.

BUT the really cool thing is, the last 2 weekends I had my grand daughters for the weekend, the 15 year old picked out some of my old clothes for HER to wear. We had a ball going through the clothes, and I was truly shocked at what has become "stylish" again. The items have held up wonderfully. Anything with an elastic waist was the only damage.

My 41 year old son flipped for my old bell bottoms when he was a teen. I cant remember if he wore them, but he was so skinny they fit him.
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Old 01-25-2015, 12:12 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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Well does anyone have clothing from these decades that is still wearable without sticking out? I'm almost completely a jeans/polo/t-shirt/gym shorts/cargo shorts/sweatshirt/hoodie type of person and I don't think anything about wearing a pair of Levi's that were bought in the 90s. I also wear a lot of my brother's t-shirts from 90s. IMO, a polo is a polo as long as it fits. I have button down collar shirts from the 90s that I still wear with the sleeves rolled up. Gym shorts and hoodies never seem to go out of style. Heck, even shoes from the 90s-'00s still look ok to me (boots, sneakers (Air Max, Jordans, Pennys, etc etc etc).

When will all this stuff be too out of style to wear without looking crazy? A lot of stuff that's used to describe 70s and 80s fashion would definitely stand out. Is it just that simple clothing that isn't particularly fashionable takes a looooong time to completely look odd?

I don't think I have anything bought within the last 15 years that I'd be embarrassed to wear out.
Do Polo shirts ever change in style, anyway, except maybe the length, for women?

Jeans are jeans. Most people don't notice the subtle differences in cut. I don't care if something's from a past decade, or whatever. If I like it and it looks great on me, why not wear it?

I've noticed that some shoe styles/designers keep going 10 years or more. Some woven shoe styles haven't changed in 20 years. Certain types of loafers haven't.
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Old 01-25-2015, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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From the 2000s, yes. I was a child in the 90s so any clothing from that period wouldn't fit me at all now.

I wore a lot of baggy jeans and sweatpants back then.
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Old 01-25-2015, 12:40 PM
 
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Absolutely! They are just beginning to get comfortable.
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Old 01-25-2015, 12:43 PM
 
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Yep, even as far back as the 80's. My adult sons will tease me that they remember me wearing the outfit when they were kids.

BUT the really cool thing is, the last 2 weekends I had my grand daughters for the weekend, the 15 year old picked out some of my old clothes for HER to wear. We had a ball going through the clothes, and I was truly shocked at what has become "stylish" again. The items have held up wonderfully. Anything with an elastic waist was the only damage.

My 41 year old son flipped for my old bell bottoms when he was a teen. I cant remember if he wore them, but he was so skinny they fit him.
I had a denim shirt that had survived from the 1970s. My 18 year old niece took one look and commandeered it. As my girth had increased just a wee bit since then and it didn't quite fit, I was delighted and especially with her evident pleasure in having it.
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Old 01-25-2015, 12:55 PM
 
Location: North Shore Long Island
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Yep. I have tees, sweatshirts and some heavy button downs (flannel or heavy weave cotton) that are at least 20+ years old. I also have all of my formal gowns dating back to high school and they look as good as new.
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Old 01-25-2015, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in America
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Yup. I have dozens of pairs of funky socks from the mid 90's that I have and still wear. Still have my wedding gown from 1996, too. And no I don't wear that thing.....LOL
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Old 01-25-2015, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Warren County, NJ
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I have an old sweatshirt that says Syracuse University. I bought it in 1990. I tried to retire it several times and it keeps making it's way into the rotation, even though I don't wear it much. It still looks ok. No holes or fraying. The letters and image of the Orangeman are cracked. I have a great picture of a 20 year old me in that sweatshirt holding my newborn god daughter in 1991. I can't get rid of that shirt.
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