Things you've had forever/ Time-served consumer goods/ Making do or mending


#1

I replaced my DVD player yesterday. I bought it in 2006.

The oldest item of clothing I wear outside of the house was purchased in 2008. It’s a blue/ white check shirt that I wore on my second date with Wor Lass and I am not allowed to throw it out.

What’s your oldest item of clothing and your oldest household item?


#2

oldest household item is dining table from 2005 although about to get rid of it finally

oldest item of clothing must be a band tshirt i spose…


#3

I need more a specific description of the tshirt.


#4

well i have a LOT of band tshirts.

oh no. i know what it is and it’s a bit embarrassing. It’s a signed (all members of the band) Travis one :smiley:


#5

oldest household item - my hifi stuff was purchased around the turn of the century

clothing - prob my denim jacket. It must be about 20 years old


#6

I’ve got chisels and planes that were made before my grandad was born. Still perfectly functional.

T-shirts from 95, my stereo is from 94. Cutlery from the 60’s that my grandma gave me when I moved out for the first time. I hardly buy anything.


#7

Sonic Youth t-shirt (26 years in September)

Pair of JBL speakers (approx. 25 years)


#8

My Fender Champ is from '74 but I bought it used so don’t know if that counts. As for things I’ve had from new, I have a shirt that must be 7 or 8 years old, and some laptop speakers and my acoustic are in that range too


#9

Oldest item of clothing:

Quite a few t-shirts from 20+ years ago.

Household item:

Ignoring furniture, my stereo is from 1994. quite a few other electronic goods are from the early 00s, too.


#10

Snowboard boots date from 2002.

Recently had to throw away my Cincinnati reds t-shirt hand-me-down - 1989 vintage.


#11

I’m wearing leather shoes that my dad first bought new in 1966. Of course they’ve been re-soled and heeled a couple of dozen times but I’m still pretty impressed that they’re still going strong. I also have two of his old suits, a couple of ties and shirts from around the same time period. All still near perfect condition.


#12

Triggers shoe


#13

Oldest item of clothing is a red Muse t-shirt from their 2006 tour. I’d get rid of it as I don’t wear it outside the house for obvious reasons but I like to remind myself that I can still fit into a top I had when I was 16.


#14

I have an Aztec Camera t-shirt from 1988 and some saucepans from 1999.


#15

‘Love’ era?


#16

Off on hols tomorrow and need to dig out my trusty rucksack. Realised that it is now over 20 years old but still going strong


#17

N.B. The T-shirt. Not the saucepans. Obvs


#18

Yep. It’s a SIMH one.


#19

Saw him twice on that tour :+1:


#20

I didn’t see him until Stray sadly.