When to say goodbye to a good friend?

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  1. wmb

    wmb Senior member

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    Do I keep this or toss it?

    I bought this @15 years or so ago -- Rubinacci for Louis Boston shirt, gray end on end. Collar and cuffs are tattered and arms are blown through at the elbow. I have worn it many times with the collar and cuffs in shreds but not that the elbows are gone it may be time to go to shirt heaven.

    It is a great thing to buy something you enjoy enough to really wear it out. I just hate to see it go...
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  2. rioni

    rioni Senior member

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    You could always wear it on casual days around the house with jeans :0
     


  3. Modernist

    Modernist Senior member

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    I'd definitely keep it. It will still look good with jeans, khakis, even shorts in the summer. Or just something to wear in the house instead of a t-shirt.
     


  4. hangthree

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    Looks like the shirt is just hitting its stride.
     


  5. randallr

    randallr Senior member

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    Keep it, worn clothes have character.
     


  6. Brian278

    Brian278 Senior member

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    Let your SO wear it as pajamas, it must be soft as hell by now.
     


  7. CharlestonBows

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    Let your SO wear it as pajamas, it must be soft as hell by now.

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  8. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    I'd still wear that for weekends
     


  9. j

    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    Cut it off into a short sleeve shirt and wear it for painting the house or whatever.
     


  10. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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  11. Slim Portly

    Slim Portly Well-Known Member

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    I would wear that out of the house with boots and jeans, probably with a long sleeve t-shirt or thermal top underneath now that the elbows have gone.
     


  12. lermontov

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    Sell it on Ebay as New Without Tags
     


  13. apropos

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    Sell it on Ebay as New Without Tags
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  14. rdawson808

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    I have one in similar condition. Elbows are just totally gone, cuffs and collar are ragged. I'll be damned if I'm giving it up. I love this shirt. I wear it with jeans, etc. with the sleeves rolled up. I may take it to the tailor to see if he has any suggestions for the elbows.

    Keep it.

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  15. wmb

    wmb Senior member

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    Ok -- I'm keeping it. I'll put it away for spring.

    I was wearing it warmer fall days with the sleeves rolled, really liking the gray color with khakis...

    Maybe we should start a tattered thread with well used shirts, shoes, suits, outerwear?

    I tend to prefer things when they have been worn in with a certain patina...
     


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