I was going through my ties and I came across this madras plaid bow tie that I purchased it in June 1985, when I was 17. While I have items of clothing that are older than it by several factors, this is the most superannuated piece of clothing I own that I actually bought. So what's the oldest piece of clothing that either you bought or received as a gift, new? Not a hand me down. Not a vintage piece acquired at a thrift store or an estate sale. But the oldest item that came to you new that's still a part of your collection.