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Old 07-27-2011, 08:07 PM  
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how long do your clothes last

How long do your clothes last? I am talking about those purchased at mid-priced department stores such as Macy's, not cheap summer T-shirts from a certain discount big box store, or expensive designer clothes.
I am asking about everyday wear, but not your coats or underwear or uniforms.
I have a few items that I don't wear very often and are well-made, and I've had them for two decades! But most of my stuff lasts three to four years. By that time not only is it a little out of style, it is also somewhat faded and stretched out from washing.
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Old 07-29-2011, 11:39 AM  
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I have clothes from over 15 years ago that are still presentable and still fit.
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Old 07-29-2011, 12:13 PM  
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Work clothes last me a few months. It's not that they are shredded from use but stained too badly to look professional.

Most other clothes last me 5 or so years.

I have two particular shirts that are made of hemp cloth. One a button up shirt that I bought in 1975. It still looks like the day I bought it. No tears or rips or broken threads, no fading or stretching, just out of style. The other is a hemp polo shirt that I got in 1999. It still looks like the day I bought it. These hemp cloth shirts are amazing how they wear.
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Old 07-29-2011, 01:16 PM  
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EMS, Eddie Bauer, LL Bean and North Face are common labels in my closet. I have designer wool sweaters from Europe and an Orvis vest or two. These things last forever if you treat them well.

I get my clothes cheap often as factory seconds whose only flaw is an incorrect size label. As I run errands and shop I visit local thrift stores nearby. A 5 minute walk through gets me cheap camping gear, inexpensive top brand clothing and even tools.

I buy microwaves, humidifiers, air cleaners and Victorinox knives for pennies of their real worth. I know which stores have 50% off sales & when. Lose a button, buy a new shirt.
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Old 07-29-2011, 02:15 PM  
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Long enough for them to shrink so much that my PIG belly starts to show.....
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Old 07-29-2011, 02:24 PM  
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Pants, about six months, but that's more due to things like paint and oil.

Well, the constant high kick contest probably don't help either.
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Old 07-29-2011, 02:24 PM  
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Long enough for them to shrink so much that my PIG belly starts to show.....
Got one growing myself. The scale read 161 but the mirror read PAUNCH. I have a bad back so crunches & situps cause trouble. I need to figure a way to tone up abs without getting a sore back in trade.
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