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That makes two of us Ed ! Sorry for my ignorance folks:embar:

Count me in as well. I only worked out 'reps' this weekend.

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Longest owned / oldest items?
Keep in mind I'm a revivalist Mod since the late seventies so can't compete with original sixties yoof, but ...

I still occasionally wear a pair of my Dad's RAF issue aviator shades which I think date back at least to the mid fifties.

I also inherited his Crombie. It's midnight blue wool, not covert style but single breasted notch lapel with three exposed buttons.

I have a Levis jacket which I bought in Spring 1988. Doesn't get worn much in favour of my Harrington but I doubt I'd get rid of it now for posteriority!

In 1985 I bought a silver 'worsted and silk' sharkskin jacket (possibly half of what was once a bespoke suit) which clearly dated to the early sixties. (Very slim lapels, five inch vents, three buttons). It cost me fifteen quid in Affleck's Palace in Manchester and still gets an occasional wearing.
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Longest owned ? I guess it's my Sebago penny loafers I bought from Russell & Bromley back in the early 90s. I've been married in them on three separate occasions. I've had them re-soled and heeled less times than I've been married, so I highly recommend them.

I've got an olive green unlined Harrington-style RL jacket I picked up in NY in '95 that's still going strong. Then again, I've probably been married more times than I've worn it.

Oldest actual clothing item ? Well, I've got a ton of NOS/deadstock clobber that probably dates back to the mid-sixties. My latest purchase was a pair of '63 ice-blue Haggar-prest flat-front with tags, still in the cellophane.

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Hmm, aside from a deadstock Levi Type III jacket maybe a pair of DM's from 1989? Besides that it'd be my Grampy's scally cap from the '50s, though I don't really wear those hats so I don't know if it counts.
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My Church's Burwood, from mid-80s, are still gong strong...
And i've got a pocket square (from my father) that dates back to the 40s...
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My Church's Burwood, from mid-80s, are still gong strong...
And i've got a pocket square (from my father) that dates back to the 40s...

Good call - I have a silk hankie my Granddad gave me in 1971. I wore it with a blazer then and wore it to a soul club only last year!

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Longest owned ? I guess it's my Sebago penny loafers I bought from Russell & Bromley back in the early 90s. I've been married in them on three separate occasions. I've had them re-soled and heeled less times than I've been married, so I highly recommend them.
I've got an olive green unlined Harrington-style RL jacket I picked up in NY in '95 that's still going strong. Then again, I've probably been married more times than I've worn it.
Oldest actual clothing item ? Well, I've got a ton of NOS/deadstock clobber that probably dates back to the mid-sixties. My latest purchase was a pair of '63 ice-blue Haggar-prest flat-front with tags, still in the cellophane.

The second or third Marriage - a great triumph for hope over experience!

My dad left me two excellent Tootal scarves from the 1960s, which are among my most treasured items.

Of the things I have bought myself my navy linen blazer by Kenzo from 1995 is still looking great after a little refurb and re-tailoring.

I wish I had kept my 1980s Sebagos but probably relegated them to gardening duties at some point. Lovely shoes.
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That reminds me I have one of my Dad's Tootal - style scarfs. Satin paisley on one side and fine woven wool on the other. It's probably about as old as me.

I also paid six quid for a pocket square around 1980 - a small fortune to me in those days - which has four quarters each a different shade of red, and it still sees the light of day from time to time.
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I have a 3 button Woodehouse hacking jacket, that was bought in 87.
It's a bit like those morbidly obese 40 stoners you see on Channel 5- only gets out the house a couple of times a year
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I have a 3 button Woodehouse hacking jacket, that was bought in 87.
It's a bit like those morbidly obese 40 stoners you see on Channel 5- only gets out the house a couple of times a year

That was one of the few shops (along with Stanley Adams) that kept me going in the dark days of the mid 70s.

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I have a Levi Trucker jacket from the late 1970s - might be the early 80s - which I don't wear because it's an M and I'm an L. My last piece of 'original' gear was a striped Ben Sherman I bought in 1968, and which Mrs Mystery wore as a painting smock in the late 1980s. Long gone now.
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I have a short sleeve Henley t-shirt by Prewtex( it says Made in Gt.Britain on the label which shows how old it is) and a suit that was hand made in 1966. .:satisfied:

 

I have a few vintage ties that I have hung onto for goodness knows how long , my wife is always telling me that I need to do a clear out . .:)

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These are great photos. So important also. Happy days.

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Yes, I am from Haggerston E8. Always a Chelsea fan though. :)

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Boot Boy era 72 ? 

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