What's the oldest thing you own?

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  1. Robert

    Robert Senior member

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    Streewear- and denim-wise, that is. According to my fave vintage shop, I now own a 1940s hunter's/crusier red/black plaid jacket. Kind of blows me away that I'm wearing something almost 70 years old.

    I've got other stuff. I inherited from my dad, a herringbone topcoat, for example, from the 1960s. And I have a flannel shirt from the 1950s.
     


  2. robbie

    robbie Pleading Poverty

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    I suppose this isn't SW&D related, or atleast not entirely SW&D but in a cigar box hidden away in the floor boards of my parents house (think Amelie) I have a pretty old Hohner 'Marine Band' harmonica my great grandfather carried with him for years. I am not certain to the age, but when he died in '96 he was 100, and my grandfather said he'd remembered him playing it on sundays when everyone got together to play dominoes.



    I think the oldest Clothing related item I have are a handful of ties I got which are from the 40's. The majority of my wardrobe is thrifted gear from the 60's-80's with good 90's items sprinkled in.

    ohh, and I have a pair of early 60's 503's (youth 501's) with selvage, rivets,et cetera.

    robbie
     


  3. Robert

    Robert Senior member

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    Wow, all that's cool, robbie.

    Aside from the topcoat from my dad, i don't think i have anything else with a personal connection to the past, aside from my LP collection, which dates from when I first started buying records in the 60s.

    Clotheswise, there's something about old stuff. Can't put my finger on it.
     


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    A wool Filson cruiser from the 40s. Other than that a dinosauer tooth that's 50 or 60 million years old give or take a few mil.
     


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    Robert Senior member

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    Hard to beat that (the dinosaur's tooth).
     


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    I have an Omega Seamaster watch from about 1967 (give or take a year) that gets worn a lot. I also have a few old ties from my dad from the late 1950s but I rarely ever wear them.
     


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    hossoso Coward and P*ssy

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    I have tons (literally trunks full [not literally tons]) of Filson, Pendleton, Eddie Bauer and other local outfitters from the '40's to the '80's that I have found in the family attics and storage spaces around Seattle, Tacoma and Everett. That is just where everyone would go before big family camping trips or hunting trips every year and the clothes didn't fall apart so my grandmothers kept them for some reason. Some of the Filson disco-lumberjack era stuff is hilarious. Anyway, after years I have finally collected it all at the house on Camano Island and soon I plan to douse them all in gasoline and torch the whole pile for a picture essay called "Your Trend in Flames" which I will likely post in SW&D. There is a North Face 60/40 Made in USA from 1969 that I will likely keep because it is valuable and looks cool as fuck. But I digress, a lot of cool stuff in there to be sure.
     


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    I have a shirt from a S/S 2006 collection.
     


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    I have tons (literally trunks full [not literally tons]) of Filson, Pendleton, Eddie Bauer and other local outfitters from the '40's to the '80's that I have found in the family attics and storage spaces around Seattle, Tacoma and Everett. That is just where everyone would go before big family camping trips or hunting trips every year and the clothes didn't fall apart so my grandmothers kept them for some reason. Some of the Filson disco-lumberjack era stuff is hilarious. Anyway, after years I have finally collected it all at the house on Camano Island and soon I plan to douse them all in gasoline and torch the whole pile for a picture essay called "Your Trend in Flames" which I will likely post in SW&D. There is a North Face 60/40 Made in USA from 1969 that I will likely keep because it is valuable and looks cool as fuck. But I digress, a lot of cool stuff in there to be sure.

    And you're burning this because?
     


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    I have a pair of docs (brown chukkas) and an LL Bean barn coat that I've had since mid/late high school (so... '96-ish?). Both in fine condition.

    No hereditary clothing, though.
     


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    My father gave me a London Fog overcoat from when he was 17 so I guess around 40ish years old
     


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    voxsartoria Goon member

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    And you're burning this because?

    sarcasm.

    Anyways, the oldest thing I own clothing-wise is a brown leather bomber handed down from my father. He wore it as a teen so I'm guessing it's from the 70s. Needs a bit of conditioning.
     


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    i have a seiko that i have had for almost 6 years. It was a gift from my mom.
     


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    I suppose this isn't SW&D related, or atleast not entirely SW&D but in a cigar box hidden away in the floor boards of my parents house (think Amelie) I have a pretty old Hohner 'Marine Band' harmonica my great grandfather carried with him for years. I am not certain to the age, but when he died in '96 he was 100, and my grandfather said he'd remembered him playing it on sundays when everyone got together to play dominoes.
    good story. The oldest family clothing/accessory item I have is my grandfather's gold bulova from the 50's The oldest family nonclothing item I have is a book from the 1700's containing handwritten notes, poems and other writing by my family members who lived in Virginia at that time. I don't know how this book has survived or how it managed to stay in the family. It has limited financial value but is very important to me.
     


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