Do you have favorite old item of clothing you just can't do without?

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    Leta Sposted 9 years ago

    I have a pair of black Steve Madden boots I bought in Brooklyn at a huge bargain for $25 about 7 years ago, and even though the zippers are all broken, I keep wearing them.  I have bought $90 replacements, so it isn't like that...  They just work!  The others are OK, but just aren't the same.  sad

    I also have an old, old brown suede leather jacket that looks better and more seasoned every year, lol.

  2. Uninvited Writer profile image84
    Uninvited Writerposted 9 years ago

    I have a ratty old sweatshirt that I just love. It's about 10 years old. It's so comfortable that I can't bear to replace it. I only wear it at home though smile

  3. LondonGirl profile image84
    LondonGirlposted 9 years ago

    I have a white shirt that I nicked from my Dad when I was 14, that's 17 years ago. Once it got too worn and see-through, I dyed it dark purple. I only now wear it at home, really, it's too tatty for anything else, but sooooo nice.

  4. earnestshub profile image87
    earnestshubposted 9 years ago

    I can't throw away my old CAT short jacket. It is dirty, ripped, but oh so warm and light! I bought a new replacement CAT one which is even better, but the old one still feels like I was manufactured to fit it!

  5. Teresa McGurk profile image60
    Teresa McGurkposted 9 years ago

    It's an evening dress.  (I'm not the evening-dress kinda girl.)  It's black, and gorgeous, and I used to fit into it.  I wore it in a show (the only time I've ever sung on stage) and sang a Sapphire song (Pissing on a Skunk).

  6. Cris A profile image60
    Cris Aposted 9 years ago

    a comfy tattered faded with-buttons-missing very old denim jacket! but much loved nonetheless cool

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    C. C. Riterposted 9 years ago

    a pair of Reboks I bought bacck in 86. the wife won't let me throw them out. I had sketched them with a chipmunk in them eating suflower seeds one day. Too sentimental for her.

  8. laringo profile image74
    laringoposted 9 years ago

    I have a sleeveless long dress that I use to wear to work over 10 years ago. I still have it and just can't seem to depart with it even with the ripped collar. I call it my house dress because obviously I only wear it in the house.It is really pathetic looking but I love it and it's comfortable.

  9. sheenarobins profile image59
    sheenarobinsposted 9 years ago

    hahahah. I have this old airline blanket that I had when I was in highschool. I still use it and love it. It looks very old and a little bit ugly but I still bring it along even when I travel. smile

  10. TravelMonkey profile image60
    TravelMonkeyposted 9 years ago

    I have a comfortable pair of joggers which are nearly up to me knees but regardless of what my friends and family say, I will never throw them out!!

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    Leta Sposted 9 years ago

    Then!  There's this old anorak-ish style, casual, light fleece jacket--grey--that has such a good cut that I keep on wearing it, even though it is getting very warn.  It just looks great thrown over jeans like a big cardigan and is so comfortable!

    My BF calls it "Linus," after the cartoon character's blanket, lol.  Wonder why that is?  smile

  12. EmeraldGrace profile image61
    EmeraldGraceposted 9 years ago

    I think everybody does. I smiled just reading the question. I don't care if it's in style or not it's my black jacket. I wear it with everything from jeans to dress up.

  13. relache profile image86
    relacheposted 9 years ago

    Hmmm, I'd have to say it's my "tattoo shirt."  It's an old purple sleep shirt that's missing a few buttons and is now so worn and thin it's not even good for sleeping in anymore.  It's the shirt I put on when I get home from getting a new tattoo and need to wear something super soft that I don't mind getting a tad inky or ointment-y.

    Yes, I have enough tattoos to have a tattoo shirt...

  14. Dame Scribe profile image59
    Dame Scribeposted 9 years ago

    My childrens winter jackets...tongue lol

  15. Pest profile image77
    Pestposted 9 years ago

    My ex girlfriends panties...I know she is coming back, i just know it!

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  16. AEvans profile image77
    AEvansposted 9 years ago

    mmmm... my pair of Victora's Secret Shorts and my matching fleece shirt. Warm, comfy and relaxing. smile

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    jjrubioposted 9 years ago

    Well I have an old Sweatshirt that was my late fiance's. It has sentimental value  to me and as old as it is I will never part with it.

  18. MotherHubber profile image61
    MotherHubberposted 9 years ago

    A cotton-kimono style robe that I stole from our honeymoon suite, Turtle Bay Resort, North Shore, Oahu, circa 2002.  It's been washed and worn so many times it feels like silk, not cotton.  I can't live without it, and I'll never throw it out.

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    Leta Sposted 9 years ago

    I have oh so many items, smile, but then, ahem, I admit to having filled more than one closet with clothes.

    I also have a black velvet evening dress I bought with tip money when I worked as a waitress at the age of 18.  It's vintage circa 1940; bought at an antique shop.  Never found a time to wear it.  I just like looking at it and the feel of the velvet.

  20. RKHenry profile image76
    RKHenryposted 9 years ago

    Yeah, my entire wardrobe.  If my girlfriend had her way, it would've been tossed out the window long ago.

  21. kerryg profile image86
    kerrygposted 9 years ago

    I have a couple t-shirts that I've had for 15 and 13 years respectively. They would be completely see-through if they weren't such dark colors and they're much too ratty to wear anywhere except around the house or on the occasional hike, but they're so soft and comfortable I can't bear to get rid of them.

  22. 2patricias profile image60
    2patriciasposted 9 years ago

    I have a black dress with a low cut back, and a tiny waist.  In fact, the waist of the dress is smaller than my waist, which means I cannot wear it!  But my late mother gave it to me, so I cannot part with it.

  23. mandybeau profile image59
    mandybeauposted 9 years ago

    Jeans a pair of ghastly old 501's tatty as, If I go Country I wear them, everyone wonders why I haven't tossed them, and i must admit I wonder myself I guess that there are just some items, that you cannot bear to part with. Besides, which, no Charity shop would want them.

  24. indian cooking profile image70
    indian cookingposted 9 years ago

    My satin nightgown which is 10 years Old and gifted by Husband.

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    maribeth01posted 9 years ago

    I have these lavender collared shirt. I am wearing it for almost 6 years. And the ring around the collar is still there. I use the shirt once a week.

  26. rmcrayne profile image96
    rmcrayneposted 9 years ago

    I have a long surgical scrub robe that I've had for 30 years.  It's quite thin now.  I use it like a bathrobe.

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    mtsi1098posted 9 years ago

    I have a pair of shorts with more holes in them then material.  I have had them for as long as I can remember

  28. emievil profile image77
    emievilposted 9 years ago

    My blue jacket, which was given to me in 1995. It's not that thick but it's comfortable and if it gets wet, it dries quickly.

  29. Plus Size Fashion profile image60
    Plus Size Fashionposted 9 years ago

    I have an old leather bomber jacket that I just love and wear regardless of if it's stylish or not.  Luckily they are back in style this year lol

  30. Princessa profile image83
    Princessaposted 9 years ago

    High heels wink

    1. rebekahELLE profile image87
      rebekahELLEposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      definitely black heels, so worn I can hear the nail when I walk. hmm  it clicks...

  31. Ebower profile image83
    Ebowerposted 9 years ago

    I have many t-shirts that I can't throw out due to sentimental value....Someday I'm going to make a t-shirt quilt out of all of them! tongue

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    sneakorocksolidposted 9 years ago

    I did! My wife could live without it, so it's gone.

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    getyourgirlfbackposted 9 years ago

    I have a tshirt from college my girlfriend gave me that I wear about once a week - It's starting to get really tattered and I'm broken up over it.


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