Over the course of the last few months, I’ve been trying to weed out my closet, getting rid of things that don’t fit, that I don’t wear, or that are damaged beyond reasonable repair. As I’ve been doing this, I’ve come across a startling number of items that I’ve owned since high school, which makes those pieces anywhere from 16-20 years old. I believe the “oldest item in my closet” award went to a skirt that I got at Express when Express first opened up in my area. It’s a long black skirt with white flowers, and I haven’t worn it since 1999, at least, and at that point, it was already eight or ten years old. It went in the Big Sisters donation bag, so it could find its way to someone without any hips.
Today’s LTP question: what’s the oldest article of clothing you own? What’s its story?