What’s the Oldest Item of Clothing in Your Closet?

We asked the WENDOH Media staff

A shirt from Daft Punk’s 2007 Alive tour. I wore it nonstop for 10 years, then finally decided to retire it due to the pure paranoia of ruining it. –Mauricio Morales, marketing director, Corner Bar Management

I’ve been collecting vintage clothing before Molly Ringwald in Pretty in Pink. The oldest item I own is a Victorian nightgown that is sadly starting to fall apart, but my favorites are my ’40s pieces and my Joseph Magnin/I. Magnin items. I have things from every decade, and I will never get rid of them—they are my pride and joy. –Kara Dennis, payroll/human resources manager

The black leather motorcycle jacket I bought in high school. I put it on layaway at the mall and paid it off one assistant librarian paycheck at a time. It’s still warm, stylish and, after almost 25 years, almost perfectly broken in. –Lissa Townsend Rodgers, editor-at-large

The year was 1997, and I was working at bebe in Santa Monica Place mall. There was a Club Monaco across from the store, and I saved an entire paycheck to buy a pair of gold flare-leg pants. That night I wore them to a club in Los Angeles called the Opium Den. It was there that I met a fetching young fellow with big blue eyes and a cute gap in between his front teeth. I am pleased to report that, 20 years later, I still have the pants and the boy. –Melinda Sheckells, editor-in-chief

I have my mother’s wedding dress from 1953. I wore it to my own wedding in 1994! –Jane Weigel, controller

My mom’s high school cheerleading shirt. If she reads this I’ll deny I said this, but it’s probably around 37 years old. –Jordan Bruy, executive assistant/special projects coordinator

I have a denim dress with embellishments and pockets that I wore to a Britney Spears concert in middle school (yes, just like that horrific jean dress she wore in the ’90s). I recently brought it out of retirement for a ’90s party. It’s a gem I can’t get rid of. –Nicole Scherer, director of digital sales

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