U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Fashion and Beauty
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 12-16-2013, 11:33 PM
 
319 posts, read 507,896 times
Reputation: 437

Advertisements

Same style, but not the exact same clothes. Sheesh, a new t-shirt is only $5 at k-mart. I guess I might have become less of a brand-snob than before... now that I earn a lot more money, I seem to spend a lot less on clothes
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 12-17-2013, 12:46 AM
 
Location: Tucson for awhile longer
8,874 posts, read 13,915,717 times
Reputation: 29053
I have plenty of clothes that are many decades old. I own (and sometimes wear) coats, jackets, costume jewelry, and plenty of accessories that were made before I was born and may well have been purchased used by me when I was in college. I have Western-style boots that I've owned for 30 years. I have concert T-shirts from the early '80s. I don't wear them very often, but every time I do someone admires them. I often wear a fringed silk scarf that was my grandfather's and loud ties from the 1940s that belonged to my late father.

I have elevated some of my old clothes to the category of home decor. I have framed a couple of my mother's Mod designer scarves from the 1960s and a pair of intricately embroidered and beaded gloves that I love are in a shadow box. I also have a pair of particularly wild platform shoes that I bought in the 1970s and now displayed in a plexiglass box. I don't keep clothing that has a dated cut, shows a lot of wear, or things that have no artistic value, but if something fits me and I still find it attractive, it's age is of no importance to me. How does a brocade vest, a velvet skirt, or a black leather jacket ever go out of style? I take good care of my clothes and have a well-organized closet. My yearly clothing expenses are quite minimal.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-17-2013, 04:39 AM
 
13,330 posts, read 15,872,461 times
Reputation: 16003
I was in college 1975-1979 - and yes, I still have some of my clothes. I have a pair of short shorts that I was wearing when I met my husband. They don't fit now, but I keep them to remind me how small I was. My daughters are in their 20s and can't fit into them. Also have a black dressy pencil skirt that wrapped around and buttoned at the waist. It too is tiny and my daughters can't fit into it, either.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-17-2013, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Middle America
37,230 posts, read 43,516,720 times
Reputation: 51959
Class of '99, so, some. Most of it is dated...the jeans still fit, but are an unattractive cut/color/wash by today's standards. The basics, like T-shirts and hoodies, haven't really changed, nor has my classic Levi's denim jacket, which has been the same cut/style for damn near a century. I still wear that, along with classic, hand-loomed woolen fisherman sweaters I got during study abroad in Ireland. That stuff is timeless.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-17-2013, 12:34 PM
 
2,574 posts, read 4,800,136 times
Reputation: 6401
My mom once said, jokingly, to always keep all your old clothes because the styles come back around. The problem is, the next time around, they don't fit you anymore.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-17-2013, 02:40 PM
hvl
 
403 posts, read 452,506 times
Reputation: 443
I didn't dress very well while I was still in college so.. no I won't wear that stuff anymore
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-17-2013, 04:24 PM
 
2,079 posts, read 2,678,588 times
Reputation: 3947
nah, mostly different clothes. college wasn't long ago, but i lost alot of weight and none of my old clothes fit.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-17-2013, 05:56 PM
 
3,814 posts, read 3,924,532 times
Reputation: 5252
Nope, I don't want to dress like a kid anymore.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-17-2013, 06:05 PM
 
5,654 posts, read 17,537,511 times
Reputation: 3996
Still have track & field shoes, don't wear them, but still have them. My kids can get rid of them when I am gone.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-17-2013, 07:05 PM
 
124 posts, read 232,612 times
Reputation: 62
I still have my high school letter sweater from my soph. year in 1965. Nope, can't fit into it, but I am the same size I was in college. I don't think I have any clothes from there, but do have several shirts that are more than 20 years old.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Fashion and Beauty
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2020, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top